Migration Policies – Competing for Talent

22. November, 2017

Foto: Robin Davies

PROVIDUS and and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung invites to its annual Public Policy Forum Migration Policies: Competing for Talent on 4 December 2017 at Oracule Tang Space, Riga from 14:00-17:15.

What are the existing and potential benefits of migration?

How does migration diversify country’s economy and society?

The Forum will feature an opening speech by Dr Aija Lulle (Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex (UK) and the University of Eastern Finland) Migration and Competitiveness: Maximizing opportunities for states, regions, businesses, and individuals.

Two panel discussions will follow:
Panel Discussion I Successes and Failures of Policies
Policy experts and representatives of employers and universities will discuss the successes and failures of policies aimed at attracting certain types of immigrants, looking at cases of Germany, Estonia and Latvia.


    Florian Schröder (German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce),
    Kristjan Lepik (MOVE Guides, Estonia),
    Agrita Kiopa (Ministry of Education and Science),
    Kaspars Bērziņš (public policy expert).

Panel Discussion II Migration – Lifeline of Innovation
Representatives of various industries – journalism, HoReCa, start-ups, academia – will discuss the benefits of immigration in diversifying their modes of existence and performance in Latvia.


    Olga Proskurova (journalist),
    Ieva Krūmiņa (Association of Young Latvian Scientists),
    Jānis Kreilis (AppLV),
    Valters Zirdziņš (Valtera Restaurant).

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Working languages – Latvian and English (translation will be provided).

Forum is supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and EU program Europe for Citizens.


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