High Level Forum on Migration: Programme

 

High-Level Policy Forum on Migration:
Towards Responsive, Effective and Fair Migration Policies

OECD Conference Center, Paris
29-30 June 2009

Chaired by Mr. Eric BESSON, French Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Mutually Supportive Development

 

Printable version: Programme 

 

 Programme of the Forum- 29 June 2009

9:00-9:30

Registration of participants

9:30-9:45

Opening remarks

 

 

9:45-10:45

SESSION 1.THE ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON MIGRATION

How have migration flows and policies been affected recently by the economic crisis?

  • Introduction by: Ms Ritva VILJANEN, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Finland, Vice-Chair of the Forum
  • Contributions by:
    Mr. Chris GUEST, Director for Economy and Labour Markets, Department of Work and Pensions, United Kingdom
    Ms. Annemie TURTELBOOM, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policies, Belgium

 

10:45-11:15

Break

11:15-12:30

The economic crisis and its impact on migration (continued):
What are the expected medium to longer term impacts?

  • Contributions by:
    Ms. Elizabeth RUDDICK, Director General, Research and Evaluation Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Chair of the OECD Working Party on Migration (presentation)
    Mr. Alexandre POIRÉ-ROMERO, State Secretary for Population, Migration and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Mexico

 

12:30-14:30

WORKING LUNCH FOR HEADS OF DELEGATIONS TO THE FORUM ON THE THEME OF: MIGRATION AND PUBLIC OPINION

At the invitation of the Secretary-General of the OECD, Mr. Angel GURRÍA

  • Introduction: Key note speech by Ms Ritva VILJANEN, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Finland, Vice-Chair of the Forum

14:45-16:15

 

SESSION 2. MANAGEMENT OF LABOUR MIGRATION

How do migration policies respond to both high and lesser skilled labour needs?

  • Introduction by: Mr. Piet Hein DONNER, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands, Vice-Chair of the Forum
  • Contributions by:

Mr. Tobias BILLSTRÖM, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Sweden (speech)
Mr. Michal SEDLÁCEK, Vice-Minister for European Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Czech Republic

Mr. Mark CULLY, Chief Economist, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, Australia (presentation)

 

16:15-16:45

Break

16:45-18:00

The management of labour migration (continued):

How can migration policies redirect irregular migration into legal channels?

  • Contributions by:
    Ms. Consuelo RUMÍ IBÁÑEZ, State Secretary for Immigration and Emigration, Spain (speech)
    M. Jonathan FAULL, Director General DG Justice, Liberty and Security, European Commission

 

20:00-22:00

DINNER FOR HEADS OF DELEGATIONS TO THE FORUM

At the invitation of Mr. Eric BESSON, French Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Mutually Supportive Development

 

 

 

Programme - 30 June 2009


 

8:45-9:15

Registration

9:15-10:15

 Webcast of the press conference to launch the International Migration Outlook of the press conference to launch the special 2009 edition of the annual OECD Report International Migration Outlook, prepared for the High-Level Policy Forum on Migration
with:
Mr. Angel GURRíA, Secretary-General of the OECD (read the speech)
Mr. Piet Hein DONNER, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands, Vice-Chair of the Forum
Ms Ritva VILJANEN, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Finland, Vice-Chair of the Forum


Venue: OECD, Auditorium

 

10:30-12:15

SESSION 3. INTEGRATION OF IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR CHILDREN

How integration policies should be designed to make the most of immigrants’ skills and to ensure a better integration of immigrants and their children?

  • Introduction by: Mr. Piet Hein DONNER, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands, Vice-Chair of the Forum (speech)
  • Contributions by:
    Ms. Maria BÖHMER, Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery and Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees, and Integration, Germany
    Mr. Piet Hein DONNER, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Netherlands, Vice-Chair of the Forum
    Mr. Vladimir SPIDLA, European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunity (speech)

 Intervention by Mr. Mats Ringborg, Ambassador, Head of the Swedish Delegation to the OECD

12:45-13:00

ClosingConclusions by Mr. Eric BESSON, Minister of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Mutually Supportive Development, France

 

Related Documents

 

High-Level Forum on Migration: Forum Documentation

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