18 December 2019
Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria

IIASA at OSCE 2019 International Migrants Day

IIASA invited to provide scientific contribution to the discussions of the OSCE 2019 International Migrants Day.

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Globalization is showing that distances for information, goods and financial assets have shrunken significantly and continue to shrink. The mobility of professionals, students, workers is yet another aspect of an increasingly interconnected world where different expertise, experiences, educational backgrounds meet and mingle, fostering innovation and economic growth.

OSCE 2019 International Migrants Day on "Advancing Human Capital Development through Migration and Innovation" is organized by the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities. The event aims to discuss innovative ways to harness the potential of migrants for the economic development, including by maximizing the positive impact of new technologies for human capital development.

Among speakers are Ambassador Radomír Boháč, Slovak 2019 OSCE Chairmanship; Ambassador Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General; Ambassador Igli Hasani, incoming Albanian 2020 OSCE Chairmanship; Michael Shotter, Director for Migration, Protection and Visa, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME), European Commission; Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, a.i. Regional Director United Nations Development Co-operation Office, Europe and Central Asia; and Çağlar Özden, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank.

Nadejda Komendantova, Research Scholar at IIASA Advanced Systems Analysis Program, was invited by the OSCE Secretariat to provide a statement about influence of misinformation on migration. The statement includes findings from the Co-Inform project which studies the impact of social media on the spread of misinformation about migration. It suggests tools to raise public awareness about risks of misinformation and cognitive biases in the formation of risk perceptions of migration processes.

The event is addressed to the delegations of the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation, as well as experts, practitioners, policymakers, economic and social partners, civil society representatives and academia, active in the field of migration governance.

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


Sergey Sizov

Science Diplomacy Officer Communications and External Relations Department


OSCE Secretariat

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
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