Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities


  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•05•21    14:00 - 17:00

    Report Launch: “Migrant and Refugee Integration in Global Cities: The Role of Cities and Businesses”

    Cities are places where both migrants and non-migrants interact, be it through working, studying, living, playing or raising their families. This report blazes a trail by linking migrant and refugee integration policies, public–private partnerships and the local level in a comparative discussion.

    The study, initiated by The Hague Process on Refugees and Migration (THP) in partnership with UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance, looks at how businesses and governments in global cities contribute to the economic and social integration of migrant and refugee populations, either through outreach, specialized programmes, or the provision of services or targeted funding of NGOs; and to what extent these contributions can be deepened or expanded. The study focuses on efforts by the private sector and city governments – both separately and in partnership – to give these groups greater protection and opportunities in employment markets and communities.

    The research draws from eight case studies: Auckland (New Zealand), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Chicago (USA), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Lisbon (Portugal), Nairobi (Kenya), Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and São Paulo (Brazil).

    Seating is limited. If you would like to attend, please respond no later than Wednesday, 14 May, by sending email to bart.van.tongeren@thehagueprocess.org.

    For more information, see the Future Events listing on the UNU-MERIT website.

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