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International Conference ‘Migration and Integration in Europe and Russia: New Challenges and Opportunities’

November 16–18, 2012

St. Petersburg, SPbSU

This conference was one of the CGES’ major events in 2012. It was organised in close cooperation with the Centre for European Studies – EU Centre of the European University at St. Petersburg and the Centre for Independent Social Research.

The first day of the conference was dedicated to practice-oriented round tables, which took place at the European University at St. Petersburg. For the second and third day, St. Petersburg State University was the main venue, where plenary sessions and panels were held to deepen the discussions, narrow down the problems and identify possible solutions. The goal of the conference was to reflect on the main challenges and opportunities that migratory systems are facing in the contemporary world. A particular focus was on Russia, Germany and European countries and on the on-going academic and public discussion in this field. The conference gathered together around 75 speakers from 17 different countries and ten different Russian cities. The public was also very interested in these issues so that the conference attracted a constant flow of visitors, who joined the events during these three days. In total, about 110 people participated.