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.
There is always strength and security in being together, especially when it comes to facing common challenges. It is quite tricky to find a middle ground when solving different problems in different areas. At the conference, we will discuss which dangers may be awaiting us if we stay too far away from each other, how other countries have dealt with finding balance, and how we can move on so that people in the society could be a little bit closer to each other.
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.
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