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How Migration Challenges Notions of Society: Children and Migration

15 March 2012

Dublin, Ireland | Goethe-Institut



How Migration Challenges Notions of Society, Education and Culture is a part of the lecture series EUNIC/UNIQUE Thoughts: Public Discussions on European Issues. The lectures will take place in the Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on 9 February, 15 March and 26 April 2012 from 2 to 5 pm.

Ireland is one of just two EU countries that has a majority of migrants from the EU member states. The diversity and scale of EU migration is a recent phenomenon though there is a long tradition of migration to Ireland from some EU-15 states, especially the UK, Germany and France. Ireland has also become home to a range of people from outside the EU including Nigeria, China, India, Philippines and Brazil.

The lectures and panel discussions for each theme will assess how migrants are integrating in Irish society and in other European societies and will address the on-going impact of migration on these societies.


Theme 2: Children and Migration
Children are rarely thought of as migrants in their own right because they move as part of a family unit. Yet, children face specific challenges when they move to and/or grow up in a new place. The aim of this theme is to focus on the challenges to and opportunities for integration among children. Key areas of interest include language, education and culture.


Presented by EUNIC Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the University College Dublin.
The following EUNIC Ireland members co-operate in this project: Alliance Francaise, Austrian Embassy, British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes.

Admission free, please register: tel.: +353 1 6024403, email: 



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