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  • From promises to practice: Towards the effective implementation of the Global Compact on Migration
    All day

    Event by the United Nations Network on Migration.
    Read more about the event here.

    Hybrid event.

    This hybrid event is the first in a series of migration policy roundtables and provides an opportunity to reflect on progress related to the implementation of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Taking place six months after the first International Migration Review Forum and ahead of the next round of Regional Reviews, it will discuss challenges that lie ahead to turn the Global Compact’s promises into practice, and will focus on four cross-cutting principles underpinning the implementation process:

    – The need to ensure effective respect, protection and fulfilment of the human rights of all migrants, regardless of their migration status, across all stages of the migration cycle;
    – The commitment to eliminate all forms of discrimination, including racism, xenophobia and intolerance against migrants and their families;
    – The importance a whole-of-government approach to ensure horizontal and vertical policy coherence across all sectors and levels of government; and
    – The need for a whole-of-society approach to address migration in all its dimensions.

    The event is organized by the UN University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in partnership with the MIDEQ Hub and Geneva Science-Policy Interface (GSPI). Financial support has been kindly provided by The Think Tank Hub.

  • UNIMED Week in Brussels
    All day

    Event by UNIMED – Mediterranean Universities Union.
    Read more here.

    Hybrid event.

    The UNIMED WEEK IN BRUSSELS is a forum for discussion and networking, an occasion for our associates to meet European and international institutions and learn more about their current and future programs.

    This year the UNIMED WEEK will be the occasion for our members to discuss with the European Commission about the evolution for the upcoming period 2023-2027 and the policies aiming to foster the cooperation and improve the integration at all levels in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Working sessions will be organized with representatives of the European Commission’s DGs as well as with relevant international actors, such as NATO.

    The UNIMED activities and projects are increasingly recognized by the European Commission as well as by other international institutions. This initiative will therefore be an opportunity to look at the past, to go on through the course and to further strengthen our network.

    Over the years, a number of key challenges have been identified in the academic and scientific cooperation within the Mediterranean region, such as:

    • strengthening mobility opportunities;
    • working on supporting refugees, including students, adults, academic staff and researchers;
    • reinforcing networking opportunities for universities with enterprises and socio-economic realities;
    • rethinking new policy instruments at EU level;
    • increasing social responsibility in the university system to face the new challenges of the region.
  • Green Innovation and the Impact of Economic Shocks
    All day

    Event by the OECD.
    Read more here.

    Hybrid event.

    The event will cover how recent economic developments and economic shocks affect mission-oriented approaches for green innovation and the role that low-carbon hydrogen and the bio-economy sectors could play in a sustainable recovery. It will also discuss the specific challenges and opportunities faced by SMEs, and the lessons learnt from the international scientific co-operation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) efforts to address environmental degradation.

  • Virtual Launch of the OECD Observatory on Social Mobility and Equal Opportunity
    All day

    Event by the OECD.
    Read more here.

    Online event.

    Over the past fifteen years, the OECD has collected a significant body of evidence on the extent and drivers of inequalities, social mobility and equal opportunity, including policy responses on how to tackle these issues. This evidence has shown how reducing inequalities can be highly beneficial for society as a whole.

    The event will take questions such as:

    • What are the key challenges to promoting social mobility in the years to come?
    • What policies and interventions should be prioritised to foster social mobility and equality of opportunity in the post-COVID-19 recovery?
    • What interventions do we need to mainstream equality and anti-discrimination in our policies?
  • SME Assembly 2022
    All day

    Event by the European Commission.

    Read more here.

    Download the programme here.

    The SME Assembly is the most significant event for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. The conference takes place once a year during the European SME week. Together with the network of SME envoys, the assembly creates the governance structure of the small business act.

  • New waves of migration: are developing countries ready?
    All day

    Event by OECD Development Centre.
    Read more here.

    Online event.

    Migration needs to take a front seat in development agenda’s moving forward. Migration boosts the number of people of working-age in a country, helps to fill shortages and diversifies economies, which can encourage more trade and investment. Yet, global development agendas have, up-to-this-point, failed to adequately integrate the role of human mobility into country strategies for growth and wellbeing. Can developing countries turn the tide and take full advantage of the new waves of migration as a driver of development?

    This panel of experts will explore this question, drawing on the OECD and the World Bank’s work on migration and development, as well as on research and insights from the new African Union African Migration Observatory, the United Nations University and the Migration for development and equality (MIDEQ) hub.