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LUII International Conference 2024

New Understandings of Immigrant Integration: Legal, Interdisciplinary, and Policy Perspectives

In a time of perceived relentless migration, especially from the Global South to the Global North, host societies continue to struggle around the definition, expectations, and range of immigrant integration. Immigrants themselves, whether high-skilled workers or refugees, encounter legal and de facto barriers when settling in a new country that may hinder their full participation in their new society. International legal rules propose models of integration that differentiate between nationalities, creating contradictory guidelines for national states to follow. Private actors are called upon to assist with immigrant integration tasks, with varying results across countries. Moreover, policies are often influenced by economic considerations and controversial perceptions on how immigrants are supposed to behave.

The conference New Understandings of Immigrant Integration: Legal, Interdisciplinary, and Policy Perspectives aims to discuss immigrant integration from a broader legal perspective and challenge its current definition. The conference invites to reflect on the meaning of immigrant integration within the legal sphere and to consider whether and how we can redefine integration within the policies that drive legal initiatives.

The conference is part of the research project LUII – Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integration, which investigates immigrant integration from a legal perspective, with a particular focus on how the law, international rules, societal barriers, and non-state actors form part of the national immigrant integration system.

The conference will revolve around the following themes:

  • Integration at the Intersection of Law, Citizenship, and Private Governance
  • Integration Policies and the Labour Market
  • A New Rights-based Approach to Integration
  • Re-imagining Integration

 

More information and registration

The conference program can be downloaded here. The conference is free, but registration is required. Please sign up via this form by 23 May or contact the organizer.

Meeting ID for venue online: https://ucph-ku.zoom.us/j/68327778881

For inquiries or more information, please contact Michelle Goncalves Kjærulff.

 

Financing

The conference is organized by the Centre of Private Governance at the Faculty of Law (CEPRI) and is financed by the Carlsberg Foundation through the Semper Ardens research project Law and Private Governance for a New Understanding of Immigrant Integration (LUII).