REG to chair a Migration and Health session at the HSE conference called “Integration of migrants and refugees in the XXI century”

On October 13-15, 2021, an international conference “Migrants and refugees Integration in the 21st Century” will be held at the the Institute for Social Policy of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Co-organizers of the conference are the French-Russian Research Center for Social Sciences in Moscow, Regional Expert Group on Migration and Health and Oxfam in Russia. The conference will be held online.

Migration and displacement have been described as global megatrends of the 21st Century. On the one hand, economic migration is seen as one of the key factors in the economic, social and cultural development of the countries hosting large flows of migrants as well as the countries of migrants’ origin. On the other, conflicts, political upheavals and disasters, as well as climate change, poverty and development projects cause the unprecedent number of people to leave their homes. Successful integration of migrants into the host society allows maximizing the contribution of migrants to the development of both the countries in which they live and work, and their home countries. Where willing repatriation of a displaced person is not a feasible option integrating into the society of asylum is the only solution. Yet, social integration is not only beneficial but demanding for both the host society and the migrant.

The Conference will focus on conceptual and methodological approaches, as well as on the discussion of empirical research to understand the complexity of international migration and integration processes.

Daniel Kashnitskiy, REG Academic Relations Coordinator, is a convenor of the “Migration and Health” panel. The speakers of the panel are Anna Bredström,  PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden, Olga Belousova, JM, Social worker, Shagi Foundation, Witte University, Moscow, Russia, and Liudmila Vins, Project Coordinator, Luna, Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Full announcement of the conference is available on the website of the Higher School of Economics:

The full program can be downloaded here.

Working languages: English and Russian.

A personal link to zoom conference will be provided to registered participants. To register, please, e-mail at