Conference: Coping with emigration in the Baltic and East European countries

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) cordially invite you to the conference „Coping with emigration in the Baltic and East European countries: Lessons learned and new challenges”.

14:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 02/04/2014

SSE Riga, Strelnieku 4a, Soros Auditorium

This conference is the second event in a series started in December 2012 by an international conference “The economic impact of emigration in Latvia and the other Baltic countries: Challenges and policy implications” which was co-organised by the OECD and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and which resulted in a recent OECD publication "Coping with emigration in the Baltic and East European countries" (available here >).  

However, rather than being just a book-launching event, the 2014 conference is designed as a policy-oriented expert forum which summarises the available evidence and reflects on new challenges related to  emigration from the Baltic and East European countries.

 

 

13:30 REGISTRATION and COFFEE
14:00 WELCOME ADDRESSES

Dr. Anders Paalzow, Rector of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Dr. Rolands Lappuķe, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

14:10 COPING WITH EMIGRATION IN THE BALTIC AND EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: LESSONS LEARNED AND NEW CHALLENGES

Moderator: Morten Hansen, Head of Economics Department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Mr. Jonathan Chaloff, Administrator, International Migration Division, OECD, OECD publication “Coping with Emigration in the Baltic and East European Countries”

Dr. Anzelika Zaiceva-Razzolini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), Bonn, Emigration from the new EU member states: An overview of recent studies

Prof. Mihails Hazans, University of Latvia and  Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), Bonn, Migration experience of the Baltic countries during and after the economic crisis

Dr. Mārtiņš Kaprāns, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Latvia, Overview of interdisciplinary research project “The emigrant communities of Latvia: National identity, transnational relations, and diaspora politics

Prof. Charles Woolfson, Linköping University, REMESO, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Emigration from Lithuania, its social and economic consequences

Dr. Ott Toomet, Tartu University,  Estonia, Emigration intentions in Estonia, 2006-2013

16:10 CONCLUDING REMARKS

Morten Hansen, Head of Economics Department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

Dr. Rolands Lappuķe, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

The video from the event availble here >

Mr. Mihails Hazans presentation

0.68 MB, pdf
 

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