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Scotland's Migration Challenges: Fit for a creative Age?
Friday, November 21, 2008 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (GMT)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Please note the prices above are inclusive of VAT and booking fee. The price less VAT for non-members is £75 and £25 for members.
|10.00||Coffee & Registration|
|10.25||Migration & Education|
Chair: Stuart Borrowman
|10.30||EU Green Paper on Migration & Education – Georgi Dimitrov, European Commission - Directorate General for Education and Culture|
|11.00||Education Perspective – Joanna McPake, Director of the Scottish Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research|
|11.40||Panel Discussion – Led by Dr. Daniela Sime, Educational and Professional Studies, University of Strathclyde with input from Keith Brown MSP; Lorraine Cook COSLA’s Migration Partnership; and Ian Kernohan, Head of Fresh talent Initiative Scottish Government|
Summary of discussions will be assembled as a contribution to the European Commission consultation on the Green paper
|13.10||Migration & Skills|
Chair: Charlie Woods, European Policies Research Centre
|13.15||Year of the Homecoming 2009 - Malcolm Pentland, Scottish Government|
Ireland and Scotland's diaspora strategy- Professor Mark Boyle, National University Ireland
|14.10||Panel discussion on the 'European immigration pact' and impact on attracting the creative class - led by Hugo Brady, Centre for European Reform; with input from Dr Paul Millar, Czech Consul in Scotland; Heather Farquhar of Aberdeen City Council; and Neil Mitchison, European Commission Office in Scotland
|Followed by a wine reception.|
When & Where
East of Scotland European Consortium
The East of Scotland European Consortium (ESEC) represents the European interests of it local authority members in Eastern and North Eastern Scotland. Members collaborate on a shared European agenda.