The State of the Union – Solidarity in Europe

Dates

Thu, 05/10/2018 to Sat, 05/12/2018

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Title The State of the Union – Solidarity in Europe

Date 10-12 May 2018

Location Florence

 

The State of the Union conference is organized annually by the European University Institute. With high-level reflection on the EU, it has become a reference for European policy-makers, civil society representatives, academics, etc. This 8th edition will focus on “Solidarity in Europe” as an overarching theme, with discussions on topics as diverse as monetary and fiscal policies, climate change and energy or migration.

Two panel discussions will tackle this last topic: “Cities and Asylum Seeker Integration: Innovative Practices and (Trans)national Approaches” and “Limits of Solidarity? Narratives and Attitudes towards Migration”. These will take place on Thursday 10 May 2018, respectively at 15:00 and 16:45.

“Cities and Asylum Seeker Integration: Innovative Practices and (Trans)national Approaches” will aim to illustrate innovative practices for asylum seekers’ reception and integration, focusing on programmes with unconventional approach. It will also examine the role of city networks in supporting reception and integration at the local level, especially as they contribute to developing technical know-how and exchanging good practices.

“Limits of Solidarity? Narratives and Attitudes towards Migration” will investigate the formation and drivers of attitudes to migration and their relation to and implication for public debate about migration. It will raise awareness on how these attitudes are shaped and how they may vary within and between EU member states. Finally, it will consider how better understanding of attitudes can translate into more effective messaging on migration.

You may find the list of speakers for those panels and for the entire conference here.

The event will be live streamed.

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