University expertise in immigration – Agora Flow of ideas workshop

Interdisciplinary group of experts gathered to discuss contemporary issues around immigration and research 11.1.2016. Research knowledge and strong expertise on immigration is available and the workshop discussed on how to have evidence base on intercultural research available.

During year 2015 the wave of immigration got us all by surprise. That is why we wanted to gather university experts to discuss how research expertise could be brought to use and benefit the society in this issue, says Dr. Päivi Fadjukoff, Head of Planning and Development in Agora Center.

The economic recession and simultaneous wave of immigration has brought controversy and threaths to the have to be seen from European and global perspective. The work related to immigration and its effect has only just begun, and the researchers participating in the workshop raised many concenrns and action points for development.

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