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.' Therefore, Leonie Gebers, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and E. Paul Spoonley, Chair of Metropolis International, welcomed 400 participants with inspiring words.
After this introduction, our 2 plenaries had an in-depth look at the sustainability of labour migration in the healthcare sector and the topic of Global Crises – Local Responsibilities.
The Highlight of the day was Hubertus Heil, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs with his keynote, celebrating Berlin as a symbol of freedom & diversity that attracts people from all over the world. Germany as a country of immigration is not a question of whether, but how.
The second part of the day was devoted to 27 workshops where scientists, NGOs, government organization and others presented their projects to a larger audience.