Livestream

Integration of Migrants in the EU: Why Such Differences Between Member States?

Keynote address by Jutta Cordt

Head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Monday, January 29, 2018| 11.00 to 13.30

DIW Berlin, Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin

Schumpeter Hall, 1 floor

Since the early 1990s, immigration has been a more important source of population increase in the EU than the natural change due to births and deaths, while in recent years Europe is facing a large inflow of refugees. At the same time, Eurobarometer opinion surveys reveal that immigration tops the list of challenges that EU citizens are most concerned about and therefore effective policies toward immigration are more important now than ever.

Following the keynote address by Jutta Cordt on European and German immigration policies, the event will focus on integration of migrants in the EU and explore the reasons behind the large differences in migration integration effectiveness across the EU member states.

The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with DIW Berlin will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Berlin of the study authored by Uuriintuya Batsaikhan, Zsolt Darvas and Inês Gonçalves Raposo on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union (Download).


Livestream will be available on January, 29

11.00 - 11.15

Welcome Address

Marcel Fratzscher President of DIW Berlin

Guntram Wolff Director, Bruegel

11.15 - 12.00

Keynote Address

Jutta Cordt , Head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, on the Integration of Migrants in Europe

12.00 - 12.30

Presentation of the Report: People on the Move: Impact and Integration of Migrants in the European Union

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

12.30 - 13.30

Panel Discussion

Chair: Guntram Wolff Director, Bruegel

Manu Bhardwaj Vice President for Research and Insights, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

Herbert Brücker Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg

Naika Foroutan Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM)

Manjula M. Luthria Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank

The event will be followed by a lunch. We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, we kindly ask you to register by emailing .

This event is made possible with the kind support of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.