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 the backdrop of global challenges, ranging from the recent COVID-19 pandemic to the raging war in Ukraine, lies the urgent need for holistic rethinking of the notions of security and solidarity. European nations, now more than ever, grapple with integration complexities, showcased not just by the strain of integrating war refugees and already present national minorities, but also by the nuanced balance of maintaining state security without compromising societal cohesion. The war’s impact isn’t just a geographic or political one—it extends to displaced individuals, carrying with them traumas and hopes, seeking solace in nations already navigating their own integration challenges.
In the post-COVID landscape, European nations navigate the complexities of integration, still processing newfound perspectives. The war in Ukraine has layered additional challenges, underscoring concerns about displaced populations, trauma, and their far-reaching implications. Furthermore, the escalating securitization of war refugees and political asylum seekers threatens the very fabric of harmonious coexistence. This conference seeks to delve deeper into these pressing issues, offering a platform to discuss and share best practices derived from diverse narratives both within Europe and beyond.
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.
Three reasons to attend the conference
We bring together leading academics, practical experts and policy-makers
Engage in discussion after presentations
We focus on actual programs and experiences of facing and overcoming the integration challenges