Migration Integration Forum



1 : January 16, 2020
Preparing for the future: lessons from global migration over the past decade (CC1)
This introductory panel will discuss the experiences of countries regarding large migration inflows, and the lessons learned moving forward. It will involve high-level representatives from the UN and from selected OECD countries that have - or had - a key role in contexts of dealing with large migration inflows, as well as the president of a leading think tank.
Elevator pitches for the Innovation Lab (CC1)
Following a call for proposals with member countries, 11 selected innovative projects related to migration and integration from across OECD countries will be presented in short, 1-minute “elevator pitches”. Further detailed presentations of these and other selected innovative projects will be made throughout the day in the OECD Conference Centre room CC9.
Coffee Break
Foresight: the future of migration and integration (parallel sessions)
Presentation and discussion in break-out groups of the results of a foresight exercise of the OECD, focusing migration and integration in 2035. The session will be divided in four parallel themes. Each theme will conclude with reactions by two renowned policy makers and experts:
A) The impact of new technologies on migration control and enforcement (CC12)
Parallel Sessions
C) Matching migrants with employment opportunities (CC15)
A key issue with which many countries are struggling is to match migrants’ skills with available employment opportunities, notably, but not exclusively, for refugees. This requires skills being assessed upfront and migrants being put in touch with relevant employers.
A) Engaging with civil society – new approaches in the integration of migrants (CC12)
New and innovative approaches that have been taken throughout OECD countries to leverage civil society in promoting the integration of migrants – notably with respect to social integration. This session will present and discuss some of these.
Coffee Break
A conversation on the global competition for talent (CC1)
This session will bring together a high-level representative from emerging economies and a global thought leader from an OECD country to discuss the global competition for talent.
Ministerial panel: A whole-of-society response to future migration and integration challenges (CC1)
This high-level closing session will act as a bridge between the policy forum and the ministerial meeting on the following day and will involve a selection of Ministers.
For all participants, hosted by Spain and Chile (Salon du Parc)