As part of our 21st Century Challenges programme, the Society is running a public panel discussion event on Tuesday 15 March and a Policy Forum evening on Tuesday 22 March.
With net migration having exceeded 100,000 a year every year since 1998, managing migration is often seen as a key challenge facing the UK. As a high profile and contested subject, it is vital that we facilitate dialogue with the public and policymakers about the opportunities and challenges presented by migration to our economy and society.
The latest events in the Society’s 21st Century Challenges programme will explore some of the issues and misconceptions around migration to the UK, changing European workforce patterns and cultural integration.
21st Century Challenges public panel discussion: Integrated Britain?
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Date: 15 March
This public event brings together a range of experts to discuss how the UK can create 21st century communities that celebrate similarities while respecting cultural differences. The panel, chaired by Sonia Sodha, Chief Leader Writer at the Observer, will discuss how we can create integrated communities where everyone, regardless of background, can thrive.
Tickets: £10 | £7 RGS-IBG members | £5 students.
21st Century Challenges Policy Forum: Europe’s migration challenge
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Date: 22 March
Aimed at those with a professional interest in migration, from academia, practice or policy, and chaired by David Walker, Contributing Editor, Guardian Public, this free event examines the opportunities and challenges presented by migration to the UK at different geographical scales. Our expert panellists will consider the impacts of migration on productivity, jobs and services in the UK economy.
The opportunity is also available to attend a dinner debate following the panel discussion (advance booking required).
Booking is via the Policy Team.
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