Sustainable migration in Europe (2018)

Presenting and debating sustainable migration in Europe.

With migration policy in flux, and public trust in government migration policies being challenged around the world, the aim of this conference is to present and debate sustainable migration in Europe which can help guide and inform governments and elected politicians.

The conference will showcase the results of a highly productive collaboration between the EMN NCP for Norway and Alexander Betts and Paul Collier.

  • Professor Paul Collier and Professor Alexander Betts will present their paper Sustainable Migration in Europe
  • Professor Grete Brochmann and Research Professor Anne Skevik Grødem will present their paper Absorption Capacity as Means for Assessing Sustainable Immigration. 
  • Asle Toje (PhD), Roving Political Scientist and Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee will present his paper The Significance of Culture in Assessing Sustainable Immigration.
  • Magnus Ovilius, Head of Return Sector, Irregular Migration, DG Migration and Home Affairs & Chair European Migration Network will comment on the challenges and relevance these discussions have for the for EU.


Draft programme for the conference (pdf, 356 kB)

Presentation of the speakers (pdf, 662 kB)

Practical information

Date and time: Thursday 13 December 2018, 11:30 – 16:30.

Venue: Norway House, Rue Archimede 17, Brussels.

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 1 December 2018.

The number of places is limited.

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