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Programme

From keynotes, plenary sessions and workshops to symposia, study tours and other accompanying events, here you will find all the essential details about the programme and its themes and content.

At a glance

10:00 a.m. CEST
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05:00 p.m. CEST

PhD Forum

Selected PhD students present their research to representatives from the local civil society, political, academia and business communities. The fields covered are migration, integration, technology and the future of work.

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12:00 p.m. CEST
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05:30 p.m. CEST

Study tours

Practical impressions and new impulses: the guided tours introduce the themes of the conference and give you an impression of Berlin, its people and local integration practices.

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06:00 p.m. CEST
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09:00 p.m. CEST
Opening event

Welcome to Berlin

Franziska Giffey, Governing Mayor of Berlin, welcomes the participants of the 25th International Metropolis Conference at the Rotes Rathaus.

09:00 a.m. CEST
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09:30 a.m. CEST
Keynote

Opening by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and Metropolis International

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Metropolis International will open the 25th International Metropolis Conference 2022 together in Berlin.

09:30 a.m. CEST
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11:00 a.m. CEST
Plenary

Post-pandemic Expectations: The (Dis-)connection of Health, Demographic Change, and Labour Migration

Host countries are dependent on labour migration in the healthcare sector. How sustainable is the migration of skilled labour? What solutions are envisioned, given projected demographic changes and the likelihood of future pandemics?

11:00 a.m. CEST
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11:30 a.m. CEST

Break

11:30 a.m. CEST
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01:00 p.m. CEST
Plenary

To be announced.

01:00 p.m. CEST
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02:00 p.m. CEST

Lunch break

02:00 p.m. CEST
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05:30 p.m. CEST

Workshops/symposia

09:00 a.m. CEST
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09:30 a.m. CEST
Keynote

Urgent Challenges: Digitalisation and Climate Change

Jennifer Morgan is the German Federal Government’s first Special Envoy for International Climate Action. Formerly CEO of Greenpeace International, she has been campaigning for solutions to the climate crisis for years.

09:30 a.m. CEST
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11:00 a.m. CEST
Plenary

New Technologies Shaping Working Lives and the Future of Migration

Technological and digital developments are currently changing the world of work. This will have an impact on future ways of working, labour mobility and migration. What will these look like in a transformed world of work?

11:00 a.m. CEST
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11:30 a.m. CEST

Break

11:30 a.m. CEST
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01:00 p.m. CEST
Plenary

Climate Change and Migration

The effects of global warming on society can already be felt – and they will become more noticeable in future. That will also have an influence on global migration processes. How are climate change and migration connected?

01:00 p.m. CEST
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02:00 p.m. CEST

Lunch break

02:00 p.m. CEST
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05:30 p.m. CEST

Workshops/symposia

07:00 p.m. CEST
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10:00 p.m. CEST
Cultural event

Culture meets Future

A cultural and culinary look into the future awaits the guests at the Futurium, the “House of Futures” on Alexanderufer in Berlin’s Mitte borough.

09:00 a.m. CEST
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09:30 a.m. CEST
Keynote

Conditions for Fair Migration

Dr Auma Obama is an expert for sustainability and social commitment. She advocates for equal opportunity in diversity and integration and raises awareness for the interrelations between the Global North and the Global South.

09:30 a.m. CEST
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11:00 a.m. CEST
Plenary

Fair Temporary and Circular Migration: The Role of Recruitment?

Many migrants get into debt with recruitment agencies. How can fair recruitment of skilled workers look like and what role will governments, trade unions and business associations play?

11:00 a.m. CEST
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11:30 a.m. CEST

Break

11:30 a.m. CEST
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01:00 p.m. CEST
Plenary

Fair Migration as a Future Global Challenge

Migration issues can only be tackled and managed in a national, regional and global context. How can the international community develop an agenda for “fair migration”? What, for that matter, constitutes “fair”?

01:00 p.m. CEST
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02:00 p.m. CEST

Lunch break

02:00 p.m. CEST
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05:30 p.m. CEST

Workshops/symposia

07:00 p.m. CEST
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11:59 p.m. CEST
Closing event

Thank you

Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, invites to a closing event at the Tempodrom near Potsdamer Platz. There, Berlin bids farewell to the 25th International Metropolis Conference and wishes all guests a successful final day of the IMCB22.

09:30 a.m. CEST
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11:00 a.m. CEST
High-level forum

The Future of Migration – Drivers and Opportunities

11:30 a.m. CEST
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01:00 p.m. CEST
Wrap-up

Wrap-up

This forum summarises discussions and findings from the pre-working groups and other sources and forms the thematic conclusion of the conference. It is also intended as a stimulus and inspiration and will build a bridge to the 26th International Metropolis Conference.