Prague Office of hbs, together with the Consortium of Migrants Assisting Organizations organizes international conference on the issue of integration of foreigners on the local level in cooperation with the Association for Integration and Migration (SIMI) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) on May 14, 2019.
The aims of the even are as follows:
a) sharing the know-how and good practices obtained so far to a wider audience; networking and exchanging information and ideas between various actors involved in the integration on the local level;
b) bringing in expert voices from abroad to pave the way for qualitative changes;
c) concrete discussions with stakeholders on policy goals and advocacy avenues in the respective sub-topics.
Complementary to the conference, a public debate will be held on June 13, 2019 to raise public awareness about the importance of integration and to underpin the topic of migration as of society-wide significance, both influencing and being influenced by public discourses. The new hbs publication “Phantom Menace: The Politics and Policies of Migration in Central Europe,“ will be introduced and will serve as a basis for the debate.