2014 11 21: International conference “Family and migration in the Baltic-Nordic region”

On behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Lithuania and the Committee on Human Rights of the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania, You are kindly invited to the international conference ‘Family and migration in the Baltic-Nordic region: challenges and solutions’.

Conference partners: Institute for Ethnic Studies (Lithuanian Social Research Centre), NGOs Gebu and Community Change Centre.

The international conference will focus on several important topics, such as:

  1. How the links between governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations in sending and receiving countries have to be strengthened and how these links could help in increasing social and psychological support for migrants and their families as well as ensuring the rights of children in family setting?
  2. How are sending and receiving countries addressing migration in relation to social (child and family) policies, equal opportunities and human rights?
  3. How are different actors and stakeholders (governmental institutions and non-governmental organisations) shaping the environment for integration in host countries and the environment for reintegration in the countries of origin on national and local levels?
  4. What linkages could be drawn to strengthen the international cooperation of such actors?
  5. What kind of measures should be taken to improve international and cross-sectoral cooperation, social and psychological environment for migrants and their families?

Conference program

Working languages: Lithuanian and English (interpretation will be provided)

Registration to the international conference is obligatory. You are requested to fill an electronic registration form at  until 18th of November. Only registered participants will be allowed to enter the Seimas buildings. The entrance to the conference hall is via the entrances to Seimas buildings 2 and 3, Gedimino pr. 53, Vilnius. Personal identification document (ID card or passport) is necessary for the entrance.

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