Diverse Talents for the Future of Europe
05/03/2012 - 06/03/2012 Brussels, Belgium
MPG to provide expertise on migrant integration policies focused on Education to the international conference taking place in the European Parliament and organised by the Federation of Active Associations of Belgium
MPG Policy Analyst, Thomas Huddleston, will present the new education results from the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX).
Education emerged as a major area of weakness in the integration policies of most countries. The MIPEX Education strand found schools retain wide discretion on whether or not to address the specific needs of migrant pupils, their teachers and parents, and monitor the results. Without clear requirements or entitlements, pupils do not get the support they need throughout their school career and across the country, especially in communities with many immigrants or few resources. Hardly any countries have systems to diversify schools or the teaching staff; most schools are therefore missing out on new opportunities brought by a diverse student body.
This international conference looks at what civil society organizations have to do in order to improve education and social cohesion in multicultural European societies.
The aim of this conference is to discuss different experiences with educational policies and systems in order to highlight the civil initiatives and to investigate the institutional arrangements that deal with diversity in education and labour market.
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