Event

Lecture: Globalisation and Inequality (3 November)

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Elhanan Helpman, Professor of International Trade at Harvard University and Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, will give a lecture on "Globalisation and Inequality" for the Inauguration of the Academic Year 2017-2018 at the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin, Italy) on November 3rd 2017.

Vision Europe representative at FEMISE Annual Conference

Hugo de Seabra, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Project Manager for Vision Europe, presented at the FEMISE (Forum Euro-Méditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Economiques) annual Conference, on 29 April, the Vision Europe 2016 conclusions and recommendations following the publication “Improving the Responses to the Migration and Refugees Crisis in Europe”, dedicating special attention to the Conference Declaration “Building Common Ground: Towards strategic migration and refugee policies in Europe”.

 Speakers at FEMISE Annual Conference. 29-30 April 2017, Casablanca. Copyright: FEMISE

Speakers at FEMISE Annual Conference. 29-30 April 2017, Casablanca. Copyright: FEMISE

The FEMISE annual conference “Migration and Refugees’ Crisis in the EU – Med: Dawn of an Era of Shared Responsibility?” was held in Casablanca from 29 to 30 April 2017.

Follow-up Conference in Berlin

60 representatives from academia, civil society, politics and administration continued the discussions started in Lisbon. Following an invitation by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, the round table started with an input by Matthias Ruete, Director General at DG Migration and Home Affairs, who emphasized the interconnectedness of national and European policies. Germany’s past and future role for a proactive, efficient and fair asylum policy was then discussed by high-level panelists.

 From left to right: Eric Thode (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Aart De Geus (CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Michael Tetzlaff (Head of Directorate, Directorate for Migration, Refugees, European Harmonisation, Federal Ministry of the Interior), Matthias Ruete (Director-General of Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission), Thomas Oppermann (Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group), Katharina Lumpp (Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany), and Ulrich Kober (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung).

From left to right: Eric Thode (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Aart De Geus (CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung), Michael Tetzlaff (Head of Directorate, Directorate for Migration, Refugees, European Harmonisation, Federal Ministry of the Interior), Matthias Ruete (Director-General of Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission), Thomas Oppermann (Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group), Katharina Lumpp (Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany), and Ulrich Kober (Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung).