We cordially invite you to the international conference organised by the Consortium of Migrant Assisting Organisations in cooperation with the Association for Integration and Migration, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Prague Office, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib.
Date: Tuesday 14 May, 2019, 9.00 – 17.00
Venue: Kaiserštejsnký palác, Malostranské náměstí 23, Praha 1
The conference will introduce innovative approaches, inspirational foreign and Czech experience, and functional models of various actors’ engagement in the integration of foreigners at the local level. Among the wide spectre of participants – representatives of municipalities, state administration, employers, civil society organisations or academics, will be also international guests whose experience will contribute to the debate on empowering municipalities in the area of migrant integration.
Main conference themes will be:
- Migrant integration in the context of multilevel governance – presentation of best practices and experiences of cities in the Czech Republic and abroad, introduction of the recently published ODIHR publication “Local Authorities Migrant Integration Guide”
- The role of municipalities and employers in social integration of foreign workers – introduction of several innovative projects and approaches to integration at the local level from the Czech Republic and abroad
The conference will consist of two plenary meetings and two working-group debates or workshops, which will ensue the plenaries. Conference languages are Czech and English, simultaneous interpreting will be provided.
An international conference “Education and Capacity Building for Work with Migrants” will precede the conference at the same venue on Monday, 13 May 2019. The event is organised by IOM International Organisation for Migration within the framework of the project “Qualitative services at local level for migrants and refugees” (Q-SER). For more information see www.iom.cz a www.q-ser.org.