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4 May 2017

International Conference

In Search of Cultural Conformity: The New Integration and Migration Policies in Europe

by Sarah Ganty

An interdisciplinary conference on integration policies for migrants in Europe will be held at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on the 4th and 5th of May.

Among other speakers, there will be Richard Bourhis (Université du Quebec à Montréal), Christian Joppke (Universität Bern), Gianni D’Amato (Université de Neuchâtel), Dora Kostakopoulou (University of Warwick), Bridget Byrne (University of Manchester) and and Kees Groenendijk (University of Radboud, Nijmegen).

Please note that registration is free but mandatory at https://goo.gl/forms/haWRBez4cekYY23b2.


Thursday, 4 May, 18:00
Richard Bourhis (Université du Quebec à Montréal) – keynote: La peur
de l’autre : Attitudes et orientations d’acculturation des communautés
d’accueil envers les migrants « valorisés » et « dévalorisés »
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 42, 1050 Brussels - Building R42, 5th floor, room 502

Friday, 5 May
Place Eugène Flagey 19, 1050 Brussels – Faculté d’Architecture La
Cambre/Horta, Auditorium R.G.19

9:00 Introduction: Andrea Rea (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

9:30 Keynote: Civic Integration in Western Europe – Christian Joppke
(Universität Bern)

10:30 coffee break

11:00 Panel: The origins of the new integration policies
Gianni D’Amato (Université de Neuchâtel): TBA
Jean-Benoît Pilet (Université Libre de Bruxelles): The evolution of
attitudes towards immigrants and immigration. A policy-mood approach.

12:30 lunch

13:30 Panel: The integration policies in a comparative and European perspective
Dora Kostakopoulou (University of Warwick): Problematising integration
Sarah Ganty (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Integration of European Citizens and Third-country Nationals in EU Law and Policy: A Multifaceted Concept

15:00 Panel: Nationality, citizenship and integration
Bridget Byrne (University of Manchester): Routes to citizenship:
experiences of naturalisation in Britain
Djordje Sredanovic (Université Libre de Bruxelles): The application of
nationality law in Belgium and the UK: the factors of variation

16:30 coffee break

17:00 Panel: The attitudes towards integration
Antoine Roblain (Université Libre de Bruxelles): Should immigrants be
forced to adopt the host culture? Influence of mandatory integration
programs on majority members’ evaluation of immigrants
Commentary: Richard Bourhis (Université du Quebec à Montréal)

18:00 Conclusions: Kees Groenendijk (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

For more information, please contact: Djordje.Sredanovic at ulb.ac.be

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