Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Danish Labour Market: Challenges and Opportunities

An EU H2020 SIRIUS Project Event. Roskilde University will host a two-day conference organized by the Danish SIRIUS team to disseminate the team’s project research findings. It is possible to follow the proceedings online.
Mandag
05
oktober
Start:05. okt kl. 08.30
Slut:06. okt kl. 16.00
Sted: Roskilde Universitet, Bygning 45, lokale 45.2.051 / Bygning 25, lokale 25.1.035 eller online

Programme

5 October, Room 45.2.051, Roskilde University

8:30     Coffee & Breakfast

9:00     Opening Remarks

  • Peter Kragelund, Dean, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University

9:30    “Labour Market Integration in Denmark: An Overview of Barriers and Enablers”               

  • Professor Michelle Pace, Danish lead partner on SIRIUS, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
  • Somdeep Sen, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University

10:10   Coffee & Snacks           

11:00    Panel Discussion: “Labour Market Integration: Why does it matter?” (Chair: Somdeep Sen)

  • “Categories of migrants and the impact on women” – Liv Bjerre, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
  • “The IGU Program and Refugee Integration” – Rasmus Fink, Case Handler, Danish Business Authority
  • “Labour Market Integration, the Danish policy approach” – Jan Hendeliowitz, Labour Economist (M.Sc.), former Employment Director, Ministry of Employment. Member of the Regional Council, Zealand, Chair of the Social Democratic Group. 
  • Why does integration into the Danish labour market matter for immigrants themselves and for the broader society?” – Karen Nielsen Breidahl, Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University

12:30   Lunch Break

13:30   Watch, Think & Drink: “Human Flow” [140 minutes] by Ai Weiwei (Intro: Michelle Pace)

 

6 October, Room 25.1.035, Roskilde University

8:30      Coffee & Breakfast

9:00      Opening Remarks                  

  • Professor Michelle Pace, Danish lead partner on SIRIUS, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
  • Somdeep Sen, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science and Business, Roskilde University

9:10    No integration without a secure future. The Danish labor market from a refugee perspective”

  • Michala C. Bendixen, Chair, Refugees Welcome/Country Coordinator, European Web Site on Integration

9:45    “Planning your career after graduation”

  • Martin Jensen, Career Services, Roskilde University

10:20  Coffee Break

10:35  “Unions role in integrating refugees and migrants in the labour market”. Lilas Hatahet, Journalist

11:10   “Municipality Services and Labour Market Integration”

  • Khalil Ahmad, Integration Consultant, Roskilde Municipality

11:45   “Labour Rights and Unions”

  • Bjarke Friborg, Organizer/Analyst, PROSA – Danish Association of IT Professionals

12:20   Lunch Break

13:30   Panel Discussion: “Making it in the Danish Labour Market: Dos and Donts!” (Chair: Michelle Pace)

  • Saumya Priya, International Dual Career Network
  • Wesal Zaman, PhD Student, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University
  • Subhiksha Kalaiarasan, Senior Data Engineer, MobilePay A/S

15:00   Documentary Screening “Workers: 11 stories from the European job market” + Closing Remarks

  • Professor Michelle Pace, Danish lead partner on SIRIUS, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University

 

Registration

Due to COVID-19 regulations, all interested participants are required to register to attend the event. A link will be provided for those wishing to follow the proceedings online. Pleasen sign up at https://events.ruc.dk/sirius/signup

 

Practical information


COVID19-restrictions on campus

Please follow the link to read about the current restrictions on campus: https://ruc.dk/en/corona-virus-covid19
 

Directions

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