Good Ideas in the News: October 2012

October 24th, 2012

“Investing in the Human Capital of Immigrants, Strengthening Regional Economies.” Audrey Singer of the Brookings Institute examines how regions can invest in the human capital and economic advancement of immigrants who are already living in their jurisdictions, and highlights programs and partnerships that work to unlock and build skills of immigrants.

“Shaping the Future: Canada’s Rapidly Changing Immigration Policies.” In the new Maytree report, Naomi Alboim and Karen Cohl describe recent federal government changes could have a dramatic impact on both the social and economic fabric of Canada and how the country is perceived by potential immigrants.

“Cutting out an Irritating Word.” PressEurop reports that the Belgian newspaper De Morgen(Walloon) will no longer use the term ‘allochtoon’ – “a term used in the Netherlands and Dutch speaking Belgium to designate immigrants or their descendants, but contested by those who believe it to be a stigma.”

Our Day: Standing together for International Migrants Day. Migrants Rights Network launches its new campaign for organisations and individuals to show a united front in support of migrants in the UK for International Migrants Day.

URBACT Annual Conference 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. December 3-4, 2012. The conference will drawing on evidence from URBACT project results and lessons to discuss how cities can tackle key issues.

2012 E Pluribus Unum Prizes. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) announced the winners in September. The awards recognize exceptional immigrant integration initiatives in the United States. Each winner receives $50,000.

2012 Create UNAOC Challenge. Launched by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, this contest invites developers to create new apps and mobile games that raise awareness and enable new opportunities for intercultural dialogue. More

Citizens’ Resistance! For its 19th meeting, the Banlieues d’Europe network will examine the place and the role of culture as a form of citizen’s action and participation. November 21-23, 2012, Turin.

EUKN Annual Conference 2012, Essen, Germany, December 7. The 5th annual conference of the European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN), looks at the topic of shrinking populations in EU cities. Organized with the Ruhr Regional Association and the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

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