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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. 

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