Immigration: Welcome or Not?
Thursday 23 January
12:30 – 14:00
Open Forum - Swiss Alpine School (SAMD), Auditorium
For over 200 million people, migrating to a foreign land represents the hope of a better life and valuable career experience. While it is viewed by some as an opportunity for development as well as a healthy source of skills on the job market, many are concerned with irregular flows of migrants, the costs of integration and the potential increase in criminal activity. With European migration on the rise, should governments improve their integration policies or impose barriers to entry?
- What best practices can assist countries to improve management of migration flows?
- How have countries leveraged immigration for development?
- What are the implications of stricter regulations vs integration policies?