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Ifo-CoR BrIEF 2013: Programme

The first panel will discuss recent developments and the challenges of migration and labour market policies in the EU. What is the current situation and what are the next steps to be taken in EU immigration policy? What are the prospects of EU policy initiatives and programmes post-2013? The second panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of international migration in terms of the welfare state. How should welfare state and labour market institutions be reformed in response to increasing international migration? What would be an optimal immigration policy for Europe?

Migration: Global challenges, European responses

2.30 pm

Welcome Addresses

Gerhard Stahl
Secretary-General, Committee of the Regions

Hans-Werner Sinn
President, Ifo Institute, Munich

2.45 pm

Keynote Speeches

Mercedes Bresso
First Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions

Dagmar Mühlenfeld
Mayor of the City of Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, and
representative of the German Association of Cities

3.30 pm

Panel 1
Migration in Europe – Recent Developments

Gerhard Stahl (Chair)
Secretary-General, Committee of the Regions

Hans-Werner Sinn (Introduction)
President, Ifo Institute, Munich

Georg Fischer
Director, European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Antje Gerstein
Permanent Delegate, Confederation of German Employers' Associations and Businesseurope

Diane Schmitt
Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Home Affairs

Luca Visentini
Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

5.15 pm

Panel 2
International Migration and the Welfare State

Gerhard Stahl (Chair)
Secretary-General, Committee of the Regions

Panu Poutvaara (Introduction)
Director, Ifo Center for International Institutional Comparisons and Migration Research

Jean-Christophe Dumont
Head of the International Migration Division, OECD

Herbert Brücker
Head of Research Department, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Anna-Elisabeth Thum
Research Fellow, Centre of European Policy Studies, Brussels

 

6.30 pm

Reception

 

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