This two-day conference brings together leading experts on integration issues, policy-makers and hands-on practitioners from Estonia and around Europe to share visionary ideas, research results and best practices for the effective integration in diverse societies.
In light of global rise of cultural and religious tensions and xenophobia – it is crucial to combat fear and mistrust of differences, prevent polarization and drawing borders between ethnicities or religions – in order to maintain united and inclusive societies where diversity is a value.
European societies face similar challenges with diversity and integration. We want to learn from practical experience and research – to identify and share the best practices from around Europe, in order to apply them locally.
The conference is for everyone who is interested in integration issues – researchers and students, policy-makers and administrators, civil society leaders and activists, who want to contribute to the discussion – and action in the field of integration.
Prof. Zsuzsa Csergö
Queen’s University Canada / Association for the Studies of Nationalities
Dr. Rob Berkeley MBE
BBC / University of Oxford
Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research / Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)
3 reasons to attend the conference
We bring together leading academics, practical experts and policy-makers
Engage in discussion after presentations, follow up of key issues during hands-on workshops by invited speakers.
We focus on actual programs and experiences of facing and overcoming the integration challenges