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Co-designing an inclusive Europe – Policy Roundtable

Together with nine other EU-funded research projects, PERCEPTIONS is organising a joint policy roundtable to bring together researchers, practitioners, journalists, and policy-makers to discuss the potential of re-interpreting existing narratives, to present good practices resulting from the ongoing projects, and to inform political decision-making processes. This event offers a rare opportunity to engage with various researchers and practitioners from 34 countries including 21 EU countries, representing a total of 135 institutions.

Including migrants in the European Union has not been a uniform process and has revealed several obstacles in the path of making the inclusion of people on the move efficient, humane, and dignified. This roundtable aims at sharing the findings from ten Horizon2020 projects on the legal protection of refugees and migrants, on the (economic, cultural, political) impact of their presence on local, regional, or European constituencies, on innovative solutions to enhancing cohesion, and on the role of domestic agents.

The roundtable will consist of two parts: the morning session will include two parallel panels dedicated to (i) Economic, legal, and social factors and practices of inclusion, as well as (ii) Fostering exchange and challenging narratives in cultural spaces. Policy recommendations, policy papers, good practices, and innovative solutions of the projects will be shared. During a following panel discussion in the afternoon, the project representatives will share the floor with stakeholders, addressing questions posed by a  moderator and the audience.

For more information on the detailed agenda, please visit the roundtable website:

The event will take place on the 1st of March 2022, from 8:30 to 16:00 CET, in a hybrid format, both in Brussels at the Norwegian House of Research and Innovation and online. The registration deadline is the 27th of February 2022.

Registration and more info:

Learn more about the outcomes of the event here!