Pre-conference process (PCP)
About the PCP
Part of the preparations for the 25th International Metropolis Conference 2022 in Berlin is a pre-conference process, starting in November 2021.
How the PWGs work
The PWGs will work in parallel from November 2021 to August 2022, meeting in virtual sessions to insure an active exchange of ideas and discussions during this period. Interim results will be published on the IMCB22 home page as well as in social media channels and should generate further interest in the conference. The work of the PWG is to be understood as a dynamic process that can be organised according to the ideas and possibilities of the participants. In order to meet the goal of a continuous transfer of knowledge and experience between the recurring conferences, at least one webinar with reference to the respective key theme should be implemented by each PWG in the run-up to the conference. The participation in the webinars will be possible for all interested parties.
Implementation of the PCP
The pre-conference process of the IMCB22 will be implemented with the help of so-called pre-working groups (PWG). These are essentially composed of an average of six members forming a scientific advisory board and may be complemented by further interested persons.
Note: PWG 2 and 3 are different in that they are being implemented as part of a networking project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
Goals of the PCP
Launching an exchange of knowledge and experience among well-known academics and experts from the fields of policymaking, business and civil society to make a solid contribution to the preparation of the conference content. We aim to feed the work results into the conference and identify possible outputs or recommendations for action.
Establishing a continuous transfer of knowledge and experience between the recurring conferences within Metropolis International and between institutions, experts and academics working in the field of migration and integration outside the network.
The pre-conference process also aims to raise Metropolis International’s profile and increase public awareness and visibility of the conference while encouraging participation.
The PCP improves the ability of the actors involved in the process to network internationally or to extend existing networks so that they can last beyond the conference and be used for subsequent International Metropolis Conferences.