Open Forum: Immigration - Welcome or Not?

For over 200 million people, migrating to a foreign land represents the hope of a better life and valuable career experience. While viewed by some as an opportunity for development and a healthy source of skills on the job market, many people are concerned with irregular flows of migrants, the cost of integration and potential increase in criminal activity. With European migration on the rise, should governments improve their integration policies or impose barriers to entry?

- What best practices can assist countries to improve management of migration flows?
- How have countries leveraged immigration for development?
- What are the implications of stricter regulations vs integration policies?

Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

This session is open to reporting press.