Conference programme

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Conference languages German and English

Municipal Cooperation with Migrant Networks
Opportunities for Development, Peace and Integration Policy

 

Programme

Thursday, 2 September 2010

10.00 hrs Registration
11.00 hrs Welcome
11.15 hrs Introduction
12.00 hrs Plenary discussion
12.45 hrs Lunch
14.00 hrs Session I
Development Policy at the Municipal Level
What do migrant networks have to offer?
15.00 hrs Plenary discussion
16.00 hrs Coffee break
16.30 hrs Session II
Peacebuilding and the Establishment of
Local Governance Structures
A new field of cooperation for cities and
migrant networks?
17.30 hrs Plenary discussion

Evening Reception

19.00 hrs Reception by the
Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Berlin Town Hall

Friday, 3 September 2010

09.00 hrs Session III
National und International
Migration and Integration Policy
What role for municipalities and their
migrant populations?
10.00 hrs Plenary discussion
11.00 hrs Coffee break
11.30 hrs Session IV
Towards Structured Cooperation with
Migrant Networks in Cities' International Activities
12.00 hrs Plenary discussion
13.30 hrs Summary and Political Outlook
13.45 hrs Closing remarks followed by light refreshments
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