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Immigration in Europe
28-09-2015 at 20:00 - 22:00
You couldn’t have missed it in the news for the past year: people coming to Europe by boat and/or by foot. Moreover, there are hundred of thousands of them: Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in history. Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way. The scale of the crisis has put huge pressures on the EU as a whole. It is considered one of the biggest challenges for Europe for this decade. There is a moral obligation to save people in need, but there must also be collective recognition that we have entered a defining era, and a collective effort to meet this challenge.
This will be an evening with plenty of room for your questions and opinions, but first our speaker, Han Entzinger, is going to elaborate on this problematic situation.
Han Entzinger is Professor Emeritus of Migration and Integration Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before that, he was Professor at Utrecht University and affiliated to the Scientific Counsel of Government Policy and the United Nations in Geneva. He studied sociology in Leiden, Rotterdam and Strasbourg. Fun fact is that during his studies in Leiden, he was the president of SIB-Leiden! After his studies he started working at the Scientific Council for Government Policy (in Dutch: Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid) and later on at the International Labor Organization. In 1986 he became a professor at the University of Utrecht and since 2001 he is connected to the University of Rotterdam. We are honored Entzinger will visit us and we promise you it is going to be a very interesting evening!