An excellent way to network and enhance knowledge in M&D is to attend M&D events. In this section, the JMDI gathers all M&D related events happening globally to keep the M4D Community up to date on events, including JMDI own events.

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June 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

At the end of 2016, The University of Glasgow was invited to establish an UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and The Arts, to be held by Professor Alison Phipps OBE, PhD, BA (Hons), FRSE, FRSA, FAcSS.This Chair is the fist worldwide to investigate Refugee Integration.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is holding an event on its initiative "Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System" on June 16 in Washington D.C., USA. At this event, experts will discuss the challenges that face the global refugee protection system and indicate where reform is needed, building off of the three-day symposium hosted by the CMS last year. To learn more about the event and to see the agenda, see here

The event is free to those who register. You can register here.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 to Friday, June 16, 2017

The Global Forum on Remittances, Investment and Development (GFRID) 2017, which is co-organised by IFAD, UNDESA and the World Bank and will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 15-16 June. It will coincide with the third annual celebration of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) on 16 June.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Director General Conference within the framework of the EUROMED Migration IV (EMM4) programme (funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)), will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on 14 June 2017 in Valletta, Malta and is entitled “Balancing the narrative on migration – the role of the media and policy-makers”.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 to Thursday, June 8, 2017

The JMDI will host, jointly with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European External Action Service (EEAS), a Project Lab entitled “The role of cities in implementing the migration-related targets of the SDGs” at the European Development Days (EDD) on June 8th at 15:15. This Project Lab seeks to further the international debate on migration and development by creating a platform to share the innovative tools and approaches of cities.

Monday, June 5, 2017 to Wednesday, June 7, 2017

From June 5-7, 2017, the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) of the University of London will be holding a conference entitled ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants.’ The objective of this conference is to re-examine complex issues related to large-scale border crossings in preparation for the 2018 Global Compacts. To learn more or register, click here:

May 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 to Friday, May 26, 2017

The European University Institute will be hosting a conference on the 25th-26th of May 2017 in Florence entitled “The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance”. The conference will gather renowned academics and policy makers to examine the dynamics of migration governance at regional level, with a focus on inter-state and transnational dynamics of cooperation. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The 7th Annual International Symposium on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling will take place at Thon Hotel in Brussels. This event is organised by Public Policy Exchange and will provide an opportunity to discover solutions to tackle human trafficking and migrant smuggling, while conceptualising ways to better identify victims, raise awareness, and improve multilateral cooperation on this issue. As stated in the programme, the participants will:

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Friday, May 12, 2017


The conference “Europe and its immigrants in the 21th century” will be held on May 11-12, 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The objective of this conference is to share best practices, ideas, and recommendations for solving immigration-related issues in Europe. Some of the themes that will be discussed include: a) managing international migration better: principles and perspectives for gaining more from migration; b) the challenge of integration in Europe; c) migrants and the European labour market; and d) migrants and immigration policy in Europe.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

Resilient Cities 2017, a global platform for #urban #resilience, will be holding the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation from May 4-6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This forum will analyses current issues of urban resilience, as they relate to internal displacement and forced migration.

Register before March 10th for reduced attendance fees.