The Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference


Title The Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference

Date 7-8 June 2018

Location Refectory, Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute, Florence

The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts advanced research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. It aims to provide new ideas, rigorous evidence and critical thinking to inform major European and global policy debates. To help achieve these goals, the MPC’s Annual Conference brings together academics, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss new ideas and the latest research evidence on some of the most important migration policy questions in Europe and beyond.

This year’s conference will include research and policy debates about: the characteristics of human smuggling and the implications for policies aimed at reducing irregular migration; asylum policies and integration challenges; the potential tensions between national institutions (especially national welfare states) and common EU policies on migration and mobility; the future of the global governance of migration, with a focus on the two new “global compacts” on migration and refugees; the variations and determinants of public opinion on migrants; the relationships between migration, foreign aid, and development; the characteristics of mobilities in the Mediterranean; and recent migration policy developments in North America and other world regions.



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