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Lars Johan Lönnback: Migrating to opportunity: Human mobility as a development tool in the European space

Lars Johan Lönnback: Migrating to opportunity: Human mobility as a development tool in the European space

December 28, 2021

Based on the experiences of Moldova and other Eastern partnership countries, the lecture seeks to answer how to approach diaspora engagement, return and reintegration in policy and programmatic approaches to mobility in the European space in the next decade. It identifies the factors generating multi-directional migration in the region including demographic changes and deals with the intertwined dynamics between labour shortages in one country and talent loss in another country. The lecture then focuses on how to create effective policies to address these issues.

This lecture was part of the 8th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 

Stéphanie Winet: Migrants and employers: economics of migration and the role of private sector in migration cycle

Stéphanie Winet: Migrants and employers: economics of migration and the role of private sector in migration cycle

December 28, 2021

The lecture shows migration from the perspective of the private sector and explains why businesses need a well-regulated migration. In particular, it provides views, interests, priorities, resposibilities and actions of global employers in migration as well as outlines three business priorities on migration: skills shortage, responsible recruitment, siklls recognition and development. The lecture introduces the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) which has now more than 150 employer and business organisation members and represents the interests of more than 50 million companies.

This lecture was part of the 8th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 

Michael Newson: Navigating Labour Migration Policy in Demographic Transitions

Michael Newson: Navigating Labour Migration Policy in Demographic Transitions

December 28, 2021

The lecture deals with the interlinkages between demographic change and labour migration policies in the Eastern & South-Eastern Europe Region as well as in Slovakia. It specifies demographic projections for the region and who is and will be impacted the most. The lecture then focuses on countries’ reaction to the situation, outlines risks of overly restrictive and overly open migration policies, and summarizes country’s optimal policy response.

This lecture was part of the 8th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 

Martin Kahanec: Labour migrants and migration policies in the EU: beliefs, evidence, and ways forward

Martin Kahanec: Labour migrants and migration policies in the EU: beliefs, evidence, and ways forward

December 28, 2021

Why care about migration and mobility in the EU? What mobility do we have in the EU? What are the roles and effects of EU mobility? And what migration policy options do we have? The lecture shares an economist perspective on labour migration policies, compares different perceptions and narratives surrounding migration with evidence and is rethinking ways forward in future migration policies.

This lecture was part of the 8th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 

Panel discussion: How to foster legal avenues for migrants and refugees to the EU?

Panel discussion: How to foster legal avenues for migrants and refugees to the EU?

December 28, 2021

EDUSEM 2021 Why do the experts call for strengthening legal channels towards the European Union? The panel discussion examines existing legal pathways for migrants and refugees towards the EU, presents the so called tripple-win approach to migration in the form of sustainable recruitment of nurses from countries outside the EU for German labour market, introduces idea of unlocking skilled migration pathways for refugees and forcibly displaced persons and discusses lessons from and recommendations for legal migration pilot projects.

Among panellists are:

  • Tesseltje de Lange, Professor of European Migration Law & Director of the Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, The Netherlands
  • Emir Čomor, Project Coordinator, Tripple Win, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Marina Brizar, UK Director, Talent Beyond Boundaries, United Kingdom
  • Kate Hooper, Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI), USA

This panel discussion was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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Federico Soda: Migration situation in Libya and the Mediterranean Sea – perspectives from the field

Federico Soda: Migration situation in Libya and the Mediterranean Sea – perspectives from the field

December 8, 2021

The lecture analyses current data on migrants and mixed migration routes in and out of Libya futher to the Mediterranean Sea, highlighting the need to look at migration statistics differently to get more accurate picture of migration trends towards Europe. It specifically describes the situation of internally displaced persons and returnees and outlines dozens of field activities that IOM as the UN Migration Agency carries out in Libya in the present.

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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Gianluca Rocco: Life inside Greek refugee camps

Gianluca Rocco: Life inside Greek refugee camps

December 8, 2021

The lecture provides first-hand information on migration situation in Greece which in recent years has proven to be one of the most difficult among European countries. It provides insights into living conditions of migrants and refugees in and outside of many Greek refugee camps and focuses on issues that unaccompanied children face in the country. The lecture explains in detail different types of assistance and services provided by international organisations and authorities on the ground and points out the importance of multilateral cooperation in migration management on the European soil. The lecture also highlights links between current displacement crisis in Afghanistan and potential impact on migration flows towards Greece.

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. Thank you for listening.

Raúl Delgado Wise: A Southern perspective on the theory and practice of migration and development

Raúl Delgado Wise: A Southern perspective on the theory and practice of migration and development

December 8, 2021

The lecture presents migration and development from the perspective of a migrant and the Global South, rather than from a dominant perspective of Global North and receiving countries. It debates these two perspectives in terms of theory and politics, reconceptualizes forced migration and takes a closer look at the global governance on migration using practical examples from Mexico and USA.

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. Thank you for listening.

Sonia Plaza: Migrant money as the hidden force in global economics

Sonia Plaza: Migrant money as the hidden force in global economics

December 8, 2021

The lecture explores what happened to remittances in the global economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and highlights importance of diaspora skills and investments. It shows how the pandemic affected remittance flows in different world regions, reveals reasons behind resilience of remittances, and analyses their impact on macro and micro (household) level. The lecture summarizes top recipients of remittances globally in 2020, provides data on remittance inflows to Slovakia, and analyses outlook for remittances in 2021. It points out the issue of costs of sending remittances as well as policy responses aimed at supporting migrants, migrants’ families and remittance infrastructure.

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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Frank Laczko: COVID-19 and its impact on global migration trends

Frank Laczko: COVID-19 and its impact on global migration trends

December 8, 2021

Based on the information gathered at IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal, the lecture identifies key trends in global migration during the COVID-19 pandemic and explains the impact of pandemic on mobility and migrants around the world. Special focus of the lecture is on irregular maritime migration to Europe (missing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean), migrant worker’s role in critical sectors such as healthcare, services, sales, agriculture, forestry and fishery, as well as remittance flows. The lecture discusses also infection and death rates among migrants and their access to COVID-19 vaccines, and provides insights into increasing anti-migrant sentiments across Europe.

IOM’s Global Migration Data Portal (thematic pages with overview of migration data and publications relevant to COVID-19):

migrationdataportal.org/themes/migration-data-relevant-covid-19-pandemic

migrationdataportal.org/resources

migrationdataportal.org/blog

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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Melissa Siegel: Debunking migration myths and misconceptions

Melissa Siegel: Debunking migration myths and misconceptions

December 8, 2021

The lecture addresses the most prevalent myths and misconceptions around migration including those related to migration-development nexus. It discusses misconceptions around who is a migrant, around migration trends as well as around how migration and development interact. The lecture challenges the dominant views which are reflected also in the European policies that development as such or development aid in particular will reduce migration.

This lecture was part of the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration entitled „Migration in a Multilateral world“. The Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration Slovakia as the coordinator of the Slovak EMN National Contact Point. This activity is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. Thank you for listening.

Trendy a štatistiky o migrácii v SR 2020

Trendy a štatistiky o migrácii v SR 2020

July 1, 2021

V prvom podcaste Európskej migračnej siete (EMN) Slovensko Vám predstavujeme migračné štatistiky zo Slovenska a Európy za rok 2020. Povieme si o najčastejších krajinách pôvodu migrantov, o dôvodoch prečo prichádzajú na Slovensko, ako aj o migračných trasách, ktoré niektorí z nich využívajú. Priblížime si aj situáciu v oblasti azylu - koľko ľudí o azyl požiadalo, odkiaľ pochádzali a koľkým bol udelený. Na záver si priblížime hlavné udalosti z oblasti migrácie na Slovensku za rok 2020, ktoré budú zverejnené vo Výročnej správe EMN o migrácii a azyle v SR. Prajeme príjemné počúvanie.

Aktivity EMN (www.emn.sk) financuje Európska únia a spolufinancuje Ministerstvo vnútra SR.

Music: Clear Progress by Scott Holmes Music is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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