As record numbers of refugees attempt dangerous Mediterranean crossings to escape instability and poverty in parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East, countries in Europe and North America have struggled to craft helpful policy responses –from the role of nations within a global protection system to the mechanics of asylum seeker processing and relocation. To adequately address this crisis and increase refugee acceptance quotas within host countries, public dialogue might examine refugee inclusion as part of realizing a long-term development opportunity as well as fulfilling a humanitarian need. This will require refugee integration policies and programs that recognize refugees’ agency and potential and involve local leaders and community. What do we know about the refugee experience? What can we learn from national responses? What works? What scales? How can good policy catalyze public support?
July 28, 2015When (by time zone) 10:00 EDT in Toronto, New York 15:00 BST in London 16:00 CEST in Brussels, Berlin, Barcelona 17:00 EEST in Bulgaria
June 16, 2015
Canada, alongside the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, is competing in the race for global talent. How can we evaluate what our governments are doing to promote immigrant integration, both at home and internationally? Enter the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX): 38 countries, 144 policy indicators, 8 years of research, and your very own scorecard. MIPEX 2015 informs and engages key policy actors, experts and practitioners about how and where immigration and integration policies at the national level come together to accelerate the path to inclusion or where they fail to meet that bar for success.
Which country comes to the top? Which country is falling behind? Canada performs well with some of the strongest policies in place, but will it remain a leader as more countries compete to attract and retain immigrants? What is the impact of Canada's changing policies around citizenship?
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