Over 500 specialists on the theme Migration and Global Justice were in the World Forum in The Hague to debate several subjects.
The conference was focused on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. The 2017 International Metropolis Conference allowed participants to discuss and analyze these issues in a forum that encourages open exchanges and debate among the world's different stakeholders in the migration process.
The whole group saw a lot of the city of The Hague during the evening programs and the Study Tours on the opening day.
On behalf of the city counsil we would like to thank everyone for a great conference in The Hague!
The International Metropolis Project is the largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity. Our events have been effective in connecting researchers, key decision-makers, and practitioners around the globe, facilitating the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge amongst different stakeholders since the mid-1990s. Our network has steadily developed to include partners in North America, Europe, and Australia, with a growing presence in Africa, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region. In a world increasingly characterized by international mobility and large regional displacements, there is an urgent need to exchange scientific knowledge about migration and diversity, and to share experiences, challenges, and best practices in their management. It is our goal that our work will enable such dialogue and that our efforts serve the interests of all parties involved in the migration process. For more information about the International Metropolis Project see carleton.ca/metropolis/about-us-2/