Studia Generalia public lecture series on return migration and mobility – Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq

Studia Generalia public lecture series on return migration and mobility – Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq

During the autumn of 2019, the Migration Institute of Finland and the Finnish Immigration Service will organise a public lecture series under the AUDA project (Voluntary Return to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia). The AUDA project is implemented in cooperation between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Finnish Immigration Service and the Crisis Management Centre (CMC).

The lectures will discuss return migration and mobility in light of both research data and information based on experience. The first three events will look into the challenges and opportunities related to return to Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. The fourth lecture will discuss cross-border mobility and the many dimensions of return migration on a more general level.

Somalia, Monday 21 October at 13.00–16.00
(House of Science and Letters, Hall 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki),

Afghanistan, Monday 4 November at 13.00–16.00
(House of Science and Letters, Hall 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki),

Iraq, Tuesday 26 November at 13.00–16.00
(House of Science and Letters, Hall 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki)

Cross-border mobility and the many dimensions of return migration, Monday 16 December at 15.00–18.00
(Turku City Library, Studio, Linnankatu 2, Turku)

Programme for the opening event of the public lecture series on Monday 21 October 2019: http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/fi/page/studia-generalia-series-return-and-mobility-Somalia-afganistan-irak (in Finnish). 

The events are open and free of charge. The language of the events will be mainly Finnish, but some of the speeches will be held in English. Hope to see you there!

The lectures can also be followed online and viewed later on the AUDA project website at https://voluntaryreturn.fi/en/

The AUDA project is funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which aims to develop a voluntary return system in cooperation with other EU Member States and returnees’ countries of origin. The full title of the project is Voluntary Return to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.

Event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410479749656534/?active_tab=about (in Finnish).

Inquiries concerning the lecture series: Marja Tiilikainen, [email protected]