Annual General Meeting 2017

FAU Annual Seminar

Migration and Development: Have we got it right?

December 12, 2017, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Danish Institute for International Studies

Østbanegade 117, Copenhagen Ø, opposite Nordhavn Station

 

Migration is a key issue in Denmark’s development strategy, and significantly influences the way the media and the Danish development community approach and debate a number of other issues – such as conflict, fragility and poverty. Two key assumptions are that (i) development cooperation can help address the root causes of migration, and that (ii) this is important to do for the welfare of all.

What if these assumptions are wrong? Some research-based evidence suggests that, in the shorter term, economic development may in fact lead to more migration. It also suggests that migration is good for development in the countries of origin. This raises a number of questions: Does it mean that development cooperation is wasting its time by focusing on migration – and perhaps even doing more bad than good?  Or is this an erroneous conclusion, which ignores that migration may also lead to much hardship and loss of life? And what does the difference between so-called economic migration and forced displacement mean in this respect?

The seminar will discuss what research actually tells us on the relationship between migration and development, and what the implications are for development policy and practice.

Skærmbillede 2017 10 27 kl. 09.51.54

 

Admission is free, but registration is required. For registration send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your name and institution/workplace.

Registration deadline: December 8 at 12:00 am.

 

The Board of FAU (www.fau.dk)