TIME: 12:00–14.00 (light lunch will be provided at 11:30)
DATE: Thursday 8 March 2018
LOCATION: Fores, Kungsbroplan 2, Stockholm

FORES, in partnership with the Embassy of Germany in Sweden, is pleased to invite you to a seminar on Inspiration for Integration: What can Sweden and Germany learn from each other?

In the wake of researcher Dr. Patrick Joyce’s latest ESO report on comparative labour market integration of refugees, we would like to focus this lunch seminar on the German example. What can Sweden learn from German integration policy and what can Germany learn from Swedish integration policy?

The seminar will provide an opportunity for government and academic representatives to compare and contrast approaches to integration and labour market policy in a time where thousands of newly arrived immigrants are entering the Swedish and German labour market for the first time.

Opening remarks:

  • Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, Ambassador of Germany to Sweden

On stage:

  • Dr. Patrick Joyce, Researcher at the Ratio Institute in Stockholm and a former senior advisor on labour market affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office
  • Anders Kessling, State Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson
  • Michael van der Cammen, Head of Migration and Refugees Unit at the German Federal Public Employment Service
  • Dr. Annika Sundén, Head of Labour Market Analysis at Sweden’s Public Employment Agency
  • Dr. Holger Kolb, Head of Annual Report Unit & Deputy Managing Director of the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration
  • Minna Ljunggren, Head of the Migration and Integration Program, FORES – Forum for Reforms, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability

Please note that the seminar will be held in English and that the number of seats are limited.

Join the discussion! @Fores_Sverige @TyskaAmbassaden @Ratio_Institute @Arbetsformed @arbetsmarkdep @ESOexpertgrupp

Register by sending an e-mail to: oskar.adenfelt@fores.se

Are you unable to attend the seminar?
FORES is live streaming the seminar on our Facebook page.
A video recording of the seminar will also be available on Fores Play shortly after the seminar has ended.

In media:

”Lär av Tysklands integration av nyanlända flyktingar”, Patrick Joyce in Dagens Samhälle on March 7 2018
”European countries should make it easier for refugees to work”, Matt Steinglass in The Economist on April 19 2018