Friday 8 December, 1115 – 1230

Migration has become one of the most controversial issues in European states. While aging societies need substantial migration in order to maintain economic performance and social services, there is a growing uneasiness with seemingly uncontrollable migration from North Africa and the Middle East. Failures to properly integrate new arrivals have contributed to this unease, particularly regarding Muslim immigrants. What can be done to fix these imbalances of need and perception? Can – and how – should new immigrants be more thoroughly integrated into European societies? What should a reasonable migration policy look like?