The Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference, 23-24 May 2019, EUI, 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.
The 2019 conference will focus on the relationships between knowledge production, attitudes and governance on migration between Africa and Europe. The conference will address three broad questions: what is the use of research in public debates and policy-making on migration between Africa and Europe? Why are there such large gaps between migration debates and migration realities, and how can these gaps be reduced? To explore these questions, the conference makes connections between knowledge production, attitudes and governance. Key themes to be discussed include: migration, foreign aid and development; public attitudes to and governance of migration; regional cooperation; the role of cities and the private sector; border security, trafficking and smuggling; and, the effects of environmental and climate change.
For more information, consult the programme.