Joint UToronto and UVic EU Centre of Excellence address Issues on Work, Welfare, and Migrant Integration in Germany and the EU

As part of the joint University of Toronto/ University of Victoria EU Centre for Excellence the Munk School of Global Affairs hosts the following conference on May 5-7: "Between national closure and supranational governance: work, welfare, and migrant integration in Germany and the EU". Migration Scholars from Germany, Canada and the rest of Europe will discuss the role that replacement migration can play in addressing Germany's demographic challenges, and the reasons – be they cultural, institutional, or economic – for high levels of opposition to large-scale immigration. The issues will be addressed with respect to the broader link between immigration and Western welfare states: why do ethnic minority populations in Europe consistently suffer from unemployment levels that are 2-5 times the national average and, what roles do welfare state, labour market, and education policies play in facilitating or blocking migration?