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  • 1. Migration - A never-ending story
    IFLRY Seminar
    Migration: Enriching Societies
    Presented by Yves Joukes, Virva Leväinen and Bram Has
  • 2. 23.7.2011
  • 3. 23.7.2011
    Temporary labour migrant
    Highly skilled and business migrant
    Asylum-seeker
    Forced migration
    migration
    Voluntary migration
    Irregular migrants
    MIGRATION – WHAT THE HELL?
    Schengenagreement
    Return migrants
    Forced migration
    Emigration
    Family reunification
    Immigration
    Refugee
    Roma and traveler
    Transit migration
  • 4. 23.7.2011
    Countries
    Denmark and Canada: point system
    Netherlands: language exams in native country
    Brazil: internal migration (from north to south)
    Russia: high skilled emigrants, low skilled immigrants, internal migration
  • 5. 23.7.2011
    What is populism?
    1. Against the establishedpoliticalstructures
    2. The will of the people is central
    3. Charismatic leadership
    4. Unity and patriotism
  • 6. 23.7.2011
    Timo Soini, TrueFinns
  • 7. 23.7.2011
    Sarah Palin, Republican Party
    Nick Griffin, BNP
  • 8. 23.7.2011
    Myths and facts
    Most of the world’s migrants are refugees, asylum-seekers or undocumented.
    The world’s largest category of migrants is made up of economic unskilled workers.
    Most migrants come from the world’s least developed countries and lowest socio-economic classes.
  • 9. 23.7.2011
    Sources: University of Oxford International Migration Institute (2011) How Migration Shaped our World and will Define our Future; US Department of Homeland Security (2007) “Estimates of the Unauthorized Immigrant Population Residing in the United States;” Hamburg Institute of International Economics (2008) Database on Irregular Migration
  • 10. 23.7.2011
    Myths and facts
    Migrants to developed countries steal jobs from native-born workers
    Migrants to developed countries exert downward pressure on wages
    Migrants to developed countries have higher overall crime rates than indigenous populations.
    Migrants are a burden on developed countries’ welfare systems (health and social services)
  • 11. 23.7.2011
    How to deal with populism?
    Populists use the heart, so just facts are not enough
    Facts are still needed
    It shouldn’t be forgotten, that migration has also negative sides, be realistic!
    Be clear and have a simple message
    Speeches and actions of populists should be followed and reported
  • 12. 23.7.2011
    What to do now?
    Resolutions
    Connect with the immigrants as individual
    Influence your own organization/mother party
    Roma seminar
    Migration seminar of LYMEC in November
  • 13. 23.7.2011
  • 14. 23.7.2011
  • 15. Problems are based on fear…
    …solutions are based on tolerance!