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Post date: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 22:03:02 -0400

People displaced from Ukraine are finding work more rapidly in European countries than prior refugee cohorts. But uncertainty over how long they will stay, combined with hurdles such as language barriers, has meant many are prioritizing any job over the right job. This commentary examines how policymakers could address this waste of skills as they seek to fill pressing labor needs and facilitate deeper integration of the new arrivals.

Post date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:11:23 -0400

Integration policy is often forged in the heat of crises, with limited resources to make improvements along the way. As a result, lessons from promising innovations often get lost. Failure to embrace an evidence culture in migrant integration may come at a high human, financial, and societal cost, as this MPI Europe webinar organized as part of the HORIZON SPRING project will explore.

Post date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 11:51:22 -0400

On this webinar, speakers examine how government strategies, practices, and instruments of integration policymaking have adapted during the pandemic both in Europe and North America, and what lessons there are for the future.

Post date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:40:31 -0400

This MPI Europe webinar examines how referral mechanisms can be designed so that returnees receive the core services they need, while also ensuring support is embedded within the local community. 

Post date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:25:46 -0400

The pandemic and its economic fallout have created a perfect storm for immigrant integration, challenging the well-being and livelihoods of many migrants and refugees in Europe and North America while upending governments’ usual policy toolbox. This report looks at how policymakers and civil society have innovated, and what lessons can be gleaned to strengthen immigrant integration governance going forward.

Post date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:58:16 -0400

Although European programs to support returning migrants’ reintegration into the communities where they settle have expanded and improved in recent years, returning—at times after years away—is never easy. This policy brief looks at how reintegration programs can adapt the assistance they provide to the local context and connect returnees with longer-term support through referrals, and what it takes to make these referrals successful.

Post date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 17:51:11 -0400

On this webinar, speakers examine how government strategies, practices, and instruments of integration policymaking have adapted during the pandemic both in Europe and North America, and what lessons there are for the future.

Post date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 18:06:25 -0400

This MPI Europe webinar examines how referral mechanisms can be designed so that returnees receive the core services they need, while also ensuring support is embedded within the local community. 

Post date: Mon, 16 May 2022 14:09:22 -0400

As assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) programs proliferate in Europe, there is growing recognition that counseling migrants as they prepare to return to their countries of origin can play an important role in their longer-term reintegration. This policy brief assesses the gaps between counselors in Europe and organizations supporting migrants after return that will need to be overcome to maximize the benefits of predeparture counseling.

Post date: Mon, 09 May 2022 09:52:12 -0400

Experts and practitioners in migrant-origin and destination countries examine how to leverage predeparture counseling for sustainable reintegration of returnees in this conversation marking the release of a related MPI Europe policy brief that explores promising approaches to strengthen the links between the predeparture and post-arrival phases in reintegration programs.

Post date: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 10:57:16 -0400

This webinar convenes international experts to consider what is known about public opinion and narratives on refugees and what this means for the Ukrainian crisis. How can immediate post-crisis solidarity be harnessed and made more sustainable?

Post date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 19:32:35 -0400

The United Kingdom’s controversial deal with Rwanda to relocate certain asylum seekers there—not for offshore processing for possible settlement in the United Kingdom but as a permanent destination—will have far-reaching implications, possibly destabilizing the norms and architecture of the post-World War II protection system, this commentary argues.

Post date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 10:29:55 -0400

As the European Union unveils its new skills and talent package, this MPI Europe webinar explores how Europe can address its labor market needs at a time of great upheaval, and the role that immigration and immigrant integration policy can play in helping propel Europe’s economic recovery.

Post date: Wed, 23 Mar 2022 11:22:00 -0400

Colleagues from around the world gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Demetrios G. Papademetriou, who was MPI's first president and the founder of MPI Europe. One of the world's pre-eminent scholars and lecturers on international migration, he developed a rich body of scholarship and advised numerous governments, international organizations, civil-society groups, and philanthropic organizations on immigration and immigrant integration issues.

Post date: Wed, 09 Mar 2022 10:05:56 -0500

European cities are becoming ever more diverse. Yet migrants and minorities are often under-represented among mainstream cultural venues’ visitors, featured artists, and staff. This MPI Europe report examines strategies for improving the inclusion of migrant and minority communities in culture and the arts, with the aim of boosting integration outcomes, strengthening social cohesion, and making cultural institutions more vibrant.

Post date: Tue, 08 Mar 2022 19:40:31 -0500

Featuring expert views from the European Commission's Asylum Unit Head, along with representatives from the European Union Agency for Asylum, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representation for EU Affairs, and MPI Europe, this webinar explores the implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive, prospects for the integration of the Ukrainian displaced populations, and lessons from the 2015-2016 refugee crisis that could apply in the current context.

Post date: Wed, 02 Mar 2022 13:44:57 -0500

With hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Ukraine in the first days after invasion and predictions of an exodus of several million more, this webinar features expert discussion on the implementation of the EU Temporary Protection Directive, prospects for the integration of the displaced, and lessons from the 2015-2016 refugee crisis.

Post date: Thu, 24 Feb 2022 17:56:58 -0500

Tested by the 2015-16 refugee crisis, are EU Member States better prepared for large-scale displacement of Ukrainians? This MPI Europe commentary examines preparedness for the possible inflow of Ukrainians, who already have visa-free access to the bloc.

Post date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:32:18 -0500

The European push to increase migrant returns has led to new investments in assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) programs. Yet it is hard to tell whether these investments are paying off. This report explores what is and is not known about returnee reintegration, and how improved monitoring and evaluation would help bridge knowledge gaps and inform future decisions about programming, funding, and strategy.

Post date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 07:56:00 -0500

Europe has announced it will launch a set of Talent Partnerships, combining new mobility schemes for workers or students with related investments in capacity-building in partner countries. As the details are being hammered out, this MPI Europe policy brief explores how and under what conditions these partnerships could help meet European labor market needs and provide tangible benefits for partner countries and migrants themselves.