Knowledge Centre for Migration and Demography launch, 20 Jun, Brussels

On 20 June THP will attend the launch of the Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Brussels.

On the timely occasion of World Refugee Day, this event will bring together policy makers, analysts and researchers from the European Commission, other EU institutions, European and international organisations, think tanks and academia to launch the European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography.

The event shall underline the scope and aims of the Knowledge Centre to provide tangible, internally validated responses to these needs: on the one hand centralising, putting in context and making comparable the relevant knowledge while on the other distilling, qualifying and tailoring it to serve the different EU policies with the most appropriate information.

In doing this, the knowledge centre will also contribute to identify existing knowledge gaps and areas requiring more focused research and studies.

For more details and the launch event programme please see: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/conference/knowledge-centre-migration-and-demography-launch

Solutions Alliance – 2016 Business Consultation, 13 Jun, Amsterdam

27276793111_67923daf3d_mThe United Nations Development Programme and the NGO SPARK, which develops higher education and entrepreneurship for youth in fragile contexts, as Co-Chairs of the Solutions Alliance Thematic Group on Engaging the Private Sector, will be organising a one-day Business Consultation in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 13 June 2016.

The event will bring together a selected number of companies, humanitarian and development actors and other stakeholders to strengthen the collaborative actions on innovative and sustainable solutions for displacement initiated in 2015. Recognizing the key role the private sector plays in transforming displacement challenges into new development and economic growth opportunities, the 2016 Business Consultation will:

  1. Propose the creation of a business mechanism or matchmaking platform on business solutions for displacement;
  2. Identify opportunities to collaborate around selected displacement country contexts; and
  3. Further develop concrete proposals around ‘LinkedIn’ groups on skills mobility for the displaced, ‘Business-in-a Box’ solutions for entrepreneurship, including through connections to value chains of larger companies, and digital remote work opportunities.

More information and background documents available here: http://www.solutionsalliance.org/2016-business-consultation

Seminar: Immigration & the Impact on Corporate Culture & Inclusion

iCON Group will hold a seminar on Immigration & the Impact on Corporate Culture & Inclusion: The need for corporate engagement, on 6 July 2016 in Central London.

The aim of this conference will be to bridge the gap between business and migration through corporate case studies, expert led panel, workshops & audience driven conversation.

With a firm focus on return on investment for businesses that engage on migration we will be inviting a corporate audience to engage in the following topics:

  • What are the costs and benefits to businesses that have initiatives on migration
  • Suggestions on how, why and what businesses can do that will be of benefit to both migrants and the core of the business
  • Discuss timely topics affecting modern diversity and inclusion practice
  • Case studies of extensive refugee integration programmes

See the iCON group website for more information, seminar agenda and registration.