The 7th EMN Educational Seminar on Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration will be held in Bratislava on 20-22 August 2019. The seminar is organised by International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the EMN coordinator for Slovakia. Registration for the seminar is open till 1 July 2019.

Poster – EMN Educational Seminar on Migration: Impacts and Opportunities of International Migration

The event targets mainly professionals from the Slovak public administration and non-profit organisations, research institutions and academia who deal with or are interested in topics of migration and international protection. The seminar is also aimed at representatives of EMN National Contact Points from other EU Member States and Norway.

The seminar will welcome experts from The Netherlands, Senegal, Denmark, Austria and more who will be lecturing on the following topics:

  • Politics and migration
  • How and why people decide to migrate
  • Good governance as a way forward in migration
  • Migration in urbanizing world

The programme will include two evening accompanying events for the public. The first one is screening of the documentary film The Good Postman about the election for mayor of an almost deserted Bulgarian village. The second event is a play Domov. Kde je ten tvoj? (Home. Where is Yours?) by Theatre Nová Scéna, followed by a discussion with experts on how to talk about migration in an accurate and balanced way.

The English and Slovak interpreting will be provided during the seminar's day programme as well as during evening discussion. Documentary screening will be with Slovak and English subtitles.

Registration for the seminar (open till 1 July 2019).

More up-to-date information can be found on the webpage