Sustainable migration from poor to rich countries – Towards a new refugee and migration system

The refugee crisis of 2015, and difficulties agreeing on effective measures, has provided added momentum for debating the current refugee and migration system.

In public discourse across Europe, policy-makers, researchers and others are addressing the challenges and sustainability of today’s migration. There is a growing call for a more holistic and sustainable approach to migration policy, which also addresses analysis of the long-term consequences for individuals, societies and states affected. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss a framework for understanding sustainable migration, which may help guide and inform governments and elected politicians.


Draft programme for the conference (pdf, 489 kB)

Presentation of the speakers (pdf, 597 kB)

Practical information

Date and time: Thursday 21 June 2018, 09:00 – 16:00.

Venue: Auditorium R5, Akersgt. 59, Oslo (Please arrive 08:30 at the latest, with a photo ID-document for the access control).

The Conference language will be English. Participation includes complimentary lunch.

If you have any questions, please contact the Norwegian EMN contact point at


Please register by filling in the registration form

Deadline for registration is 15 May 2018.

The number of places is limited.