THP recently took part in The European Migration Forum which met for the second time on 6 and 7 April 2016 at the EESC’s headquarters. The Forum, organised by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee is a platform for dialogue between civil society and the European institutions on issues relating to migration, asylum and the integration of third-country nationals.
Following on from the subject discussed at the first meeting (the management of mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean), the Forum now focused on a long term approach to sustainable labour migration and successful integration.
On the second day of the event Kim Atkinson, Communications Officer at THP, hosted a workshop on the role of the private sector in migration and integration. The defining sentiment from the workshop was that involving and engaging the private sector is essential to create a win-win situation in migration and integration.
More information from the European Migration Forum, including the event agenda, background paper and list of participants is available on the EESC website.
Also available online are the opening speech by Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the European Commission in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship and the speech by the EESC president, Georges Dassis.
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Participants presenting the results of the debates. DG HOME listens carefully pic.twitter.com/w1XbN8dpjo
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