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6th EMN Educational Seminar on Migration:
 Causes and Consequences of Forced Migration

Falkensteiner Hotel, Bratislava, Slovakia, 22 - 24 August 2018

This year, the European Migration Network's (EMN) Educational Seminar on Migration focuses on migration myths and data based migration policy-making, migration governance and future scenarios of international migration, current migration development from the countries of origin perspective, vulnerabilities and human rights of migrants, environmentally induced migration as well as on labour migration and the risks of modern slavery. Participants will have a chance to explore impact of current actions for the future migration policy-making through interactive role-play board game developed by the by the EU Policy Lab of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. The programme will include also a public event where screening of the new documentary film Anote's Ark about impacts of climate change will be followed by discussion with experts on related migration aspects.

Among lecturers will be migration experts working for international organisations, non-governmental sector, research institutions and academia from Austria, France, Germany, Kenya, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, United States and United Kingdom.

ABOUT SEMINAR

Since 2012, the EMN Educational Seminar on Migration is a three day event which aims to create a unique learning platform about migration in Slovakia and fosters networking, experience sharing and discussions among (inter)national experts and participants from state institutions, non-profit sector and other entities.
The seminar reaches out also to the public through free-of-charge discussion evenings with documentary screening.

PROGRAMME

Lecturers will discuss migration myths and data based migration policy-making, migration governance and future scenarios of international migration, current migration development from the countries of origin perspective, vulnerabilities and human rights of migrants, environmentally induced migration as well as about labour migration and the risks of modern slavery.
The English and Slovak interpreting will be provided during the seminar's day programme. 

EVENING PROGRAMME

The seminar reaches out also to the public through free-of-charge evening programme. The discussion evening "Migration Caused by Climate Change" with screening of a new documentary film ʻAnote's Arkʼ about the devastating consequences of climate change for the Pacific island country Kiribati and its inhabitants. Screening will be followed by a discussion in English with experts on migration and climate change.

 

ORGANISERS

ORGANISATION OF THE EMN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR 2018

The EMN Educational Seminar is organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point for the Slovak Republic under its work programme for the years 2017 – 2018. This event is funded by the European Union and the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic. 

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EUROPEAN MIGRATION NETWORK (EMN)

The EMN provides up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and international protection to the EU and its Member States to support policymaking. The EMN activities are focused on third-country nationals.

The network is composed of National Contact Points for all EU Member States and Norway as well as the European Commission (DG Migration and Home Affairs). IOM acts as the EMN Coordinator in Slovakia, other members are the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic and the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic.

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