25th International Metropolis
Conference Berlin, 2022

Changing migration, migration in change

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IMCB22 themes

Migration is changing. Complex interconnections between technology and digitisation, climate and demographic change, and political unrest are creating a constant state of flux for patterns of, and issues concerning, international migration. The COVID-19 pandemic is an additional challenge. The Conference will consider these challenges and deal with the following four key themes:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on migration and mobility

  • Technological development and the future of work

  • Climate change – impact on migration

  • Conditions for fair migration

Pre-conference process

Exchanging experience and knowledge is the focus of conference preparation right from the start. During a pre-conference process, a total of four pre-working groups develop the conference content on the chosen themes. The work process can be accompanied by all interested parties through open webinars and transparent work results.

About us

The 25th International Metropolis Conference is being organised by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in cooperation with Metropolis International.

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

    The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) is the German government department responsible for labour market policy, employment law and occupational health and safety. Central challenges include fighting unemployment and ensuring the pensions system is stable. Issues surrounding migration and integration are also part of the work of BMAS: the labour market plays a decisive role in making integration a success.

  • Metropolis International - Since 1996

    Metropolis International

    Metropolis International is the world’s largest international network for sharing knowledge on a wide range of migration, integration, inclusion and diversity issues. The goal of Metropolis International, and its International Metropolis Conferences that take place regularly, is to foster collaboration between researchers, policy-makers, civil society and business leaders, in order to address current and future challenges in a sustainable and cross-sectoral manner.

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