How can we change the negative narrative of migration? How can the Green movement spearhead a constructive conversation around the economic impact and future of migratory processes? If you would like to learn more on these questions, register for our upcoming conference!
Context: Saving Europe by highlighting the positive aspects of migration
Europe seems stuck and appears to be paralysed by the latest inward migratory processes. This is affecting democracy itself as people are unable to find a party which expresses their fears and politicians are unable to find solutions and scenarios that they can relate to. As a result, core values of the European Union and green values are jeopardised whereas populist and right-wing forces are still on a winning streak in large parts of the EU and anti-migration rhetoric has not least also played a role during the EU referendum in the United Kingdom.
About the event
The transboundary need for a change of narrative to disseminate the reality of migrants among society and their impact on the society in return is evident. Hence, the conference, while building on experiences and findings of GEF’s transnational project of the past two years on migration and asylum policies in the EU, aims to put progressive political forces back ahead of the game to drive a positive approach to international migration.
One aspect wil be to showcase, how the Thames Valley, Oxford University and other European hubs are a success – not only economically – specifically due to their inward migrations. Moreover, the event will also look at the growing impact of climate change and how that aspect can be channeled for the green family to offer its unique solutions as a force for positive change.
The conference will feature speakers from Europe, for instance the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Malta, etc. but also feature experiences from Nigeria and other parts of the world.
10:00 – 11:00 INTRODUCTION TO THE GREEN EUROPEAN FOUNDATION PROJECT “CHANGING THE NARRATIVE OF MIGRATION”
11:00 – 11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:30 – 13:00 CONTEMPORARY CHANGES TO THE LABOUR MARKET
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:00 HI-TECH SOLUTIONS; THE VALUE AND IMPACT OF MIGRATION
15:00 – 16:00 EXAMPLES OF INWARD MIGRATION AND BEST PRACTICES
16:00 – 16:30 TEA BREAK
16:30 – 17:00 CLOSING PANEL AND DISCUSSION: Migration of the future – Choices and pathways
Oxford , OX2 6LE United Kingdom