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foraus (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy) generates independent, high quality recommendations for foreign policy decision makers and the public, thereby bridging the gap between academia and politics. Its non-partisan approach aims to promote an open dialogue and informed decision-making on all aspects of Swiss foreign policy. foraus is a grassroots organization.

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Migration and Innovation

2 November, 2016

This Think Tank Talk on "Migration and Innovation" brought together actors at the local, national and international levels to share best practices in cross-level coordination when responding to the refugee crisis.

The Talk began with an introduction by our guest speaker Mr. Hameed Hakimi, analyzing the drivers of migration to Europe and drawing lessons from long term refugee source countries such as Afghanistan. Mr. Hakimi is a Research Associate at Chatham House and represents Vision Europe, a transnational consortium of think tanks whose annual summit in Lisbon will address the current refugee crisis in Europe.

The introduction was followed by a constructive debate given the feedback from the participants coming from IOs, NGOs, and local institutions.

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