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Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) Dear Reader,
In its 7th edition, the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 gathered key European and global actors in Vienna’s historic city centre to discuss the old and new forces shaping international migration – and how governments, international organisations and civil society should respond. These factors included conflicts and instability, instrumentalisation of migration, climate change and post-COVID-19 pandemic labour shortages on the movement of people.
In this special issue, we invite you to revisit VMC2022 in our newly published conference report. Finally, we are also happy to look to the future, and announce that Vienna Migration Conference 2023 will take place on 10-11 October.
Presenting the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 Report VMC2022 brought together 250 decision- makers and thought leaders to discuss the current developments shaping migration. The conference was live-streamed to a global audience, with nearly 1,300 people registered to follow the conversations online. VMC2022 kicked off with the Migration Futures Dinner, which featured European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Politico Europe’s Chief Brussels Correspondent Suzanne Lynch in a conversation on recent developments and how they are shaping EU migration policy. The two following days were full of lively discussions and 34 high-level panellists zooming in on an array of pressing issues in 13 sessions.
Read the full report here. 7 takeaways for migration governance in turbulent times
VMC2022 featured two days of intensive and wide-ranging discussions exploring new and old factors shaping the movement of people and how policymakers and other actors could respond. Below are 7 takeaways from the discussions that we found particularly insightful: Rapid responses and holistic approaches reduce risks for vulnerable groups Balancing competing priorities remains difficult but essential Global partnership is vital but regional solutions are paramount Migration policy is not only about responding to crises – it should also be forward looking Stepping out of silos is essential Labour mobility opportunities should be expanded and mutually beneficial Communicating honestly with the public is difficult but necessary Read on: 7 takeaways for migration governance in turbulent times Save the date: Vienna Migration Conference 2023 On 10-11 October 2023, the migration community will gather again for the 8th VMC in Vienna and online. Mark the dates in your calendar and subscribe here for updates about this year’s programme. For questions, please reach out to email@example.com. Impressions from the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 www.vienna-migration-conference.org If you don’t want to receive any more messages, you can unsubscribe at any time. ICMPD