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Trajectories of integration: migrants and refugees in Canada and the European Union

May 13, 2016 at 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location:608 Robertson Hall

This research workshop will focus on the integration issues facing migrants and refugees in Canada and in the countries of the European Union. Particular attention will also be paid to the given pathways available for migrants to enter the labour market. Labour market integration is perceived as an extremely important measure of integration, because it leads to successful resettlement and positive long-term integration outcomes for individual migrants, their families, and also for the host country. Yet, these outcomes can vary quite dramatically between different EU member states and Canada. In this context, some migrant groups may be perceived as being more privileged than other groups. The event will thus also explore integration issues of one such a seemingly privileged group in Canada, i.e. EU citizens.


9:30-11:15 Welcome and Panel I
11:30-13:00 Panel II and Screening of the Research Documentary: “Europe Outside Europe

Welcome remarks will be offered by Manfred Auster, Delegation of the European Union to Canada

Panelists will include Canadian and European experts:

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
Howard Duncan, Metropolis International
Sona Kalantaryan, European University Institute
Ümit Kiziltan, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada
Oliver Schmidtke, University of Victoria
Agnieszka Weinar, Carleton University, European University Institute
Elke Winter, University of Ottawa

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at locations around the campus,

Agenda (PDF)

Poster: Research Workshop May 13 2016 (PDF)