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Next GRITIM-UPF Research Seminar by Oriol Amoros i March (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families - Government of Catalonia) on Dec 5 at UPF Ciutadella

Next GRITIM-UPF Research Seminar by Oriol Amoros i March (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families - Government of Catalonia) on Dec 5 at UPF Ciutadella

28.11.2019

 


Oriol Amoros i March (Secretary General of Equality, Migrations and Citizenship of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families - Government of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)

Date: Thursday December 5th, 2019

Time: 15:00 - 18:00

Place: Sala Polivalent Rodoreda, Edifici Mercè Rodoreda, UPF Ciutadella Campus, Carrer Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona

Title: Migration Policies in Catalonia: History, Present and Future Horizons.

Abstract: The main purpose of this lecture is to introduce the students with the migration dynamics in Catalonia from a historical point of view, to overview the current state of the arts and look at the future. This will be done following the link between migration trends and policies, as well as the fact that most of the core policies have always received the support of civil society and political arena, following a bottom up approach. At the end he will explain what the Catalan government is developing following the intercultural paradigm. Catalonia will become the first region in Europe endorsing this intercultural public philosophy.

Bio: Technical agricultural engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an Agricultural Engineer from the University of Lleida. Postgraduate in Agricultural Economics and European Union (UdL) and in Management Function in public administrations by ESADE. Member of the Parliament of Catalonia from 2003 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2016, where he has served as a member, spokesman and secretary in various commissions such as Immigration, Territorial Policy, Environment, Health, Business and Employment, Interior, Road Safety, Time Reform, Security and Public Order and the fight against unemployment. From 2006 to 2010 he was secretary for Immigration of the Government of Catalonia, during which the National Immigration Pact, the Law on the reception of immigrants and returned to Catalonia is promoted, the Citizenship and Immigration Board is created. He also participated in the negotiation of the transfer of work permit authorizations to the Government of Catalonia. On January 26, 2016, he was appointed as Secretary of Equality, Migrations and Citizenship, where, among other tasks, the Committee for the Reception of Refugees is being promoted.

Recommended reading:  

Departament de Treball, Afers Socials i Famílies (2019). Immigració i refugi. [online] Available at: http://treballiaferssocials.gencat.cat/ca/ambits_tematics/immigracio/

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