INVITATION: Integration Forum Prague with international guests

Association for Integration and Migration

cordially invites you to the

INTEGRATION FORUM

with international partners engaged in the project Successful Integration of Migrants in Regions

DATE: 21 September 2021, 14:30 - 18:00

PLACE: House of National Minorities, Vocelova 3, Prague 2

The event will consist of:

  • panel debate with integration experts from Germany, Belgium and Slovakia
  • discussion groups to share Czech experience and networking.

Detailed programme here below.

REGISTRATION HERE

CONTEXT:

The Integration Forum is an international meeting of professionals who in their practice focus on the integration of migrants at the local level. The aim of the event is to bring examples from the practice of foreign entities and share with them experiences regarding current needs, challenges and opportunities encountered by Czech actors at the local level. At the same time, we will introduce the participants to some practical tools created so far to support local governments in the implementation of integration measures and opportunities for further cooperation within the Czech Republic and with foreign guests.

PROGRAMME:

14:30 - 15:00  REGISTRATION

15:00 - 15:15   OPENING WORD

Eva Valentová, Association for Integration and Migration

15:15 - 16:45  PANEL DEBATE

Variety of perspectives to a successful integration of migrants in regions across Europe

Facilitator:

Marie Jelínková, Association for Integration and Migration

Guests:

Corinne Huybers, City of Mechelen (Belgium)

Building an inclusive city: the case of Mechelen

Katsiaryna Viadziorchyk, AGABY (Germany)

Migrants self-organisation and representation: the model of integration and migration councils in Bavaria

Zuzana Števulová, Liga za ľudské práva (Slovakia)

Lessons learnt and good practices from the cooperation with regions and municipalities in the project KapaCity

16:45 - 17:00   COFFEE BREAK


17:00 - 18:00   GROUP DISCUSSIONS

The three moderated group discussions will primarily focus on identical topics that had been  presented by international guests in the panel debate. Participants may also share their experiences from their practice in the Czech environment, as well as to establish contacts and seek for synergies between the activities of Czech participants and international guests. Examples of successful approaches to the integration of migrants will be collected from the discussions for further use by the organizers.

1. Active role of local government - partners from Belgium (in English with interpretation)

2. Integration through inclusive participation - partners from Germany - (in English with interpretation)

Katsiaryna Viadziorchyk and Ludwig Simek, organization AGABY (Germany)

3. Cooperation between local governments and the non-profit sector - partners from Slovakia (Czech and Slovak)

LANGUAGE:

The working languages ​​will be Czech, Slovak and English. Interpreting from / into English will be provided for the panel debate.

REGISTRATION:

If you are interested in participating, please register through this registration form.

COVID RULES:

They will be specified according to the current situation in the confirmation email sent to the registered persons in the eve of the event.

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The Integration Forum event takes place within the project Successful Integration of Migrants in the Regions, financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, key action 2: Strategic Partnerships.

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