Crosswalk to International Metropolis

A number of workshops and panels, co-hosted by Cities of Migration affiliates, will run concurrently at the 15th International Metropolis Conference in The Hague, October 4-8, 2010.

To encourage your participation at Metropolis and learn more about Cities of Migration themes and profiles, we have provided a listing of Cities of Migration-led workshops at the 15th International Metropolis, as well as workshops of interest to Cities of Migration themes in the “Crosswalk to Metropolis.”  Please note that participation at these post-event Metropolis workshops requires separate registration for the Metropolis Conference.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 16.00 – 17.30
Building cities of migration through municipal leadership

ORGANISER: Kim Turner, Maytree Foundation, Cities of Migration (Canada)

This workshop examines two programme models that help local communities become successful “cities of migration” through promotion of municipal leadership in immigrant integration.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 16.00 – 17.30
Diversity counts: measuring city success

ORGANISER: Kim Turner, Maytree Foundation, Cities of Migration (Canada)

This workshop discusses how a mentoring programme for skilled immigrants (TRIEC) in Toronto was adapted and adopted by the City of Auckland (OMEGA).

Thursday, October 7, 2010 14.00 – 15.30
Multicultural Europe in the media

ORGANISER: Ed Klute, Mira Media (Netherlands)

Multicultural Europe in the Media (MEM) project promotes intercultural dialogue and social cohesion by promoting intercultural competences and media skills for minority organisations.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 16.00 – 17.30
Acceptance and Otherness: Africans in Europe


Chris Gaine, University of Chichester (United Kingdom)

Sarah Isal, Runnymede Trust (United Kingdom)

This workshop highlights aspects of the African presence in Europe. These different types of African migrants trying to make a life in Europe and bringing with them their cultures, labour power and skills, face complex reactions from the receiving societies, raising issues about what ‘integration’ might mean.

Thursday, October 7, 2010 14.00 – 15.30
Changing perceptions: young people’s voice on integration and belonging through photography and film


Joanna De Jong-Keogh, British Council Netherlands Office (Netherlands)

Sarah Isal, The Runnymede Trust (United Kingdom)

This workshop examines how youth voices on issues of belonging, identity and citizenship can be effectively channelled to influence policy.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 14.00 – 15.30
Migrant Integration Policy Index: new uses for research, policy making, advocacy

ORGANISER: Thomas Huddleton, Migration Policy Group

Workshop description: The third edition of the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) will be published in February 2011. This concise international comparative guide to integration policy monitors trends in national integration policies and practice, in all EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.