Impressions of the IMCB22

Have a look at what happend at the IMCB22.

PhD students from all continents kick off the 25th International Metropolis Conference!

The IMCB22 already started on Sunday with a PhD forum with 18 PhD students and their pitch on their work about migration.

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On the first day of the conference, we welcomed our participants and offered various study tours to introduce our host city Berlin.

Practical impressions and new impulses: 12 guided tours gave practical insights into the themes of the conference and offered an impression of Berlin.

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Talking about impact of multiple crises on migration and mobility.

Tuesday marked the first day of the official IMCB22 programme, including plenaries and workshops. The overall topic was the 'Impact of multiple crises on migration and mobility.'

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Discussing the impact of climate change, technological development and the future of work in the context of migration.

On Wednesday our moderator Sumi Somaskanda welcomed about 400 participants to the 2nd main day of the IMCB22.

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Debating the conditions for fair migration

On Thursday over 400 participants at the IMCB22 discussed the theme of fair migration.

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Reflecting on the future of migration

On the last day of the conference, 350 participants attended the high-level forum, which reflected on the conference and discussed the future of migration – drivers and opportunities.

During our wrap-up event, members of the International Steering Committee praised the conference attendees for their calls for bold leadership on migration research and policy, which will help to continue the momentum of the Metropolis International research-policy nexus.

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Voices and Insights – brought to you by clavis

We have gathered some of the voices participating in the IMCB22 by inviting members of the Pre-Working Groups, speakers, and symposium organisers of the conference to share their current work and insights. Furthermore, the editorial team has collected insights on-location, showcasing the variety of topics discussed during the conference by bringing original quotes from the conference and personal summaries from a selection of workshops to our readers. Given the sheer number of workshops, we could only cover a selection of all the topics, products and project results discussed and presented. This reader is brought to you by the editorial team of the magazine clavis, a publication dedicated to the field of labour market integration of migrants, published by the German Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts. It is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) in the context of the funding program “Integration through Qualification.” The 25th International Metropolis Conference Berlin was organised by the BMAS in close collaboration with Metropolis International, and we are very grateful for this opportunity. We would like to thank the IMCB’s Taskforce and Felicitas Hillmann from the Networking Unit Paradigm Shift at Technische Universität Berlin for their support in the production of this volume. Finally, of course, we would like to thank all authors and contributors for their dedicated cooperation. We hope you enjoy reading through the voices and insights as much as we enjoyed gathering them.

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