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Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration

This year, during three days we will focus together on and discuss mainly:

  • Politics and migration;
  • How and why people decide to migrate;
  • Good governance as a way forward in migration;
  • Migration in urbanizing world.

As a participant you will have a chance to learn from international experts with hands-on experience in migration issues and to be a part of an interactive workshop.



Among lecturers in alphabetical order are:

  • Boldizsar Nagy | Associate Professor at Central European University, Austria
  • Giuseppe De Giorgi | Admiral (r) and former Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Italy
  • Janne Teller | award winning novelist & former conflict advisor for EU and UNO
  • Kathrine Jensen | Policy Analyst at EU Policy Lab of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Belgium
  • Lefteris Papagiannakis | Vice-Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization, Municipality of Athens, Greece
  • Mathias Czaika | Professor in Migration and Integration and Head of Department for Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Melissa Siegel | Professor of Migration Studies at Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Nicolas Rollason | Partner and Head of Immigration Department at Kingsley Napley LLP, United Kingdom
  • Richard Danziger | Director of IOM Regional Office for West and Central Africa, Senegal

Public Events

Like in previous years, we will bring the topics of the seminar also to the public in the form of free evening events. The first one on 20 August at 8pm is a screening of the documentary film The Good Postman about the election for mayor of an almost deserted Bulgarian village on the Turkish border.

The second event on 21 August at 7pm is a play HOME (Where is Yours?) by Nová Scéna Theatre, followed by a discussion with experts on how to talk about migration in an accurate and balanced way.

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