Time and location

Monday 23 January 2012, 09.00 – 18.15
Tuesday 24 January 2012, 09:30 – 13:00

Venue: Albert-Schweitzer-Haus, Schwarzspanierstrasse 13, 1090 Vienna, Austria


You will find a detailed program of the conference here.

„Bridging the Gap“: International Conference on Migration & Development

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Migration movements are a major global challenge. Nevertheless migration and immigration development policies are often incoherent with development goals. Links between these policy fields on governmental and non-governmental level are very rare. The same applies for cooperation between state actors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Diaspora organizations.

Through the international conference “Bridging the Gap”, the initiative CoMiDe will be introducing the theme of migration and development to a broader audience. Among others, the conference will present contributions and international perspectives by Madjiguène Cissé and Mignane Diouf (Senegal – Co-organizers of the World Social Forum in Dakar), and researchers such as Alex Asiedu (Ghana), Bernardo Venturi (Italy) and Thomas Faist (Germany). Additionally Franziska Keller, Member of European Parliament, Andrea Riester from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Marjan Huč from the Slovenian Global Action, Gabriel Kramarics from the Austrian Foreign Ministry and Brigitte Öppinger-Walchshofer from the Austrian Development Agency will be among the experienced institutions participating. The presentation of European good practice examples of migration and development initiatives with a particular focus on diaspora engagement is another highlight of the conference.

Conference languages on 23 January are English, German and French. We will run the workshops on 24 January in English and English-French - without simultaneous translation into German.

The conference is open to everyone and participation is free of charge.

The conference will be followed by a series of workshops and lectures with the experts Mignane Diouf and Alex Asiedu in Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. You will find more information here.Contact and registration:

Michael Fanizadeh
VIDC - Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation
Moellwaldplatz 5/3, 1040 Wien
P: +43-1-713 35 94-91
E-Mail: fanizadeh@remove-this.vidc.org

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