Exploring the Impact of Inward Migration in the Foundation of Vibrant Economies: Past, Present and Future


Call for Papers


1 Day Conference at Oxford University

Changing the Narrative of Migration

This conference is hosted and funded by The Green European Foundation in partnership with the Green Economics Institute.

Our Changing the Narrative of Migration  Projects, 3 of which are jointly  hosted by the Green European Foundation have included, an investigation into the history of migration, how migration has always been a feature of humanity and always will be. We created our video about migration, Changing the Narrative of Migration,  made with the Green European Foundation at the Green Economics Institute, and 2 Academic Proceedings volumes of papers and our Green Economics Institute Migration Book, Migration a social justice perspective. ISBN 9781907543210.

Contemporary Changes to the Labour Market


Hi Tech Solutions and the Value and Impact of Migration


Examples of Inward Migration and particularly vibrant Economies,  regions and and cities such as London, Oxford, Thames Valley, Oslo-Norway and Abuja, Nigeria cities such as London, Oxford, Thames Valley, Oslo-Norway and Abuja, Nigeria,Rotterdam


Panel and Discussion

Migration in future-Driving  factors arising. Impacts choices. Solutions pathways


Speakers invited include: David Williams,(Oxford City Oxford Excellence),Dr Klaus Linsemaier, Heinrich Boell Foundation and Founder SOS Mediterranean.  Saving Lives (Belgium) M.H.Mieke Kox, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rabbi Dr Rebecca Birt,  Rabbi Doctor Johnathan Romain,  Professor Marie Louise Seeberg (Migration and Refugee Expert),  Norway, Hans Kare Flo, Technical Union expert on the New Platform Economies, (Norway) Michelle Gale (UMMA Charity, Chicago, USA), Anijkwi Membshalbwana,(Nigeria) Dr Enrico Tezza, Labour Economist (ILO )(Academia Italy)Dr Lavinia Tezza, specialist Migration Lawyer, (Italy), Thames Valley Hi Tech Speakers, Danika Formosa,Green Institute,  Malta, Rudolf Buelher, Ecoland, Germany. Professor Maria Madi, Professor of Economics and Finance, Hi Tech Economy Speaker. Dr Arturo Herman, Health and Well Being and Sustainability 2030 (Italy),


10.00- to 11.00 Panel 1


 Introduction to the ‘Changing the Narrative of Migration’ How migration is affecting The European Project and  Our work so far and plans for 2018 and 2019

Miriam Kennet,(UK)  Dr Lucille Schmidt (France), Councillor David Williams.(UK)  Klaus Linsemaier, Co Founder of SOS Mediterane, Dr Arturo Herman (Rome Economics Institute, Italy)

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 -13.00 Panel 2

Contemporary Changes to the Labour Market- Economy and the Law

13.00-14.00  Lunch Dr Enrico Tezza, (Italy International Labour Organisation, Meike Kox Erasmus University Law, Migration in Africa, Lavinia Tezza, Italy  (Migration Lawyer) The legal framework of contemporary migration  issues.

14.00-15.00 Panel 3

Hi Tech solutions and the value and impact of migration

15.00-16.00 Panel 4  The invited speakers all host inward migration – Rabbi Dr Birt- managing a project of 50 Syrian Refugees into London, Rudolf Buhrer hosting 100s of Syrian Refugees and providing Housing for them near Stuttgart, Rabbi Johnathan Romain helping refugees in Calais.

Examples of Inward Migration and particularly vibrant economies, regions and cities such as London, Oxford, Thames Valley, Oslo-Norway and Abuja, Nigeria

Mieke Kox (Erasmus University) Hans Kare Flo (Tekna, Oslo, Norway), Danika Formosa (Malta), Anjikwi Memshalbwana, ActionAid (Nigeria)

16.00-16.30 Tea Break

16.30-17.30 Closing Panel, Next Steps and Discussion

Migration in future-Driving  factors arising. Impacts choices. Solutions pathways.The Founding of the GEIAcademy and its School of Migration Studies Being Launched during this session

All participants with panel chairs.



Venue: St Hugh’s College, Oxford

Date:   Monday 18th June 2018 10.00-16.00

Call for Papers: Papers and applications to speak should be sent We welcome contributions to this interesting and contemporary subject.

Applications to partlicipate are warmly welcomed from all over the world, we expect to have about 25 nationalities at least represented and this provides a very good background for understanding many different perspectives.

Book :We will be  producing a book, a research paper and a policy  briefing paper on this subject as a result of the conference so if you would like to participate in this please email to find out more.

Registration: Please register to ensure your place

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Registration Tickets:  for the  Green Economics Institute’s 13th Annual 3 Day Green Economics Institute Conference 16th -18th June 2018 are also  valid for this event and include entry to it as well as GEI Migration Conference Tickets

Any of  the above tickets can  be purchased here :