June 10, 2019, conference at the Ca’ Foscari University

Migration has been at the heart of the EU’s agenda for years, and the elections for the renewal of its Parliament have also placed it at the heart of the public debate, assigning it an increasingly divisive character: on the one hand, there are those who see immigration as a threat and, on the other, those who consider it a multiple resource. More than ever, therefore, there is an urgent need to reflect on and discuss this controversial and, at the same time, fundamental issue of our time.

For this reason, on June 10, 2019, the conference entitled “Reinforce EU economies, reinforcing human capital. Migrants’ Needs and Capabilities to  Get a Job or Invest in the Start Up Business” will be held at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Sala Archivi). The aim of the conference is twofold: 1) to present the results of the research conducted within the REUERHC project (Reinforce EU Economies, Reinforcing Human Capital) and 2) to develop a public debate on the social and economic integration of migrants and refugees in the European territory.

The REUERHC project – with the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice as lead partner and Professor Ivana Padoan of the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage as coordinator – promotes the integration of foreigners, in Italy and Europe, through cultural and professional training and, above all, by supporting and facilitating their entrepreneurial initiatives.

The Ca’ Foscari University is supported in this exciting journey by partners from different countries: Euronet(Potenza, Italy), Crossing Borders(Denmark), ProiFall(Sweden), Predict(Romania), the Governorate of Kirsehir(Turkey), as well as by numerous national and international stakeholders.