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Linguistic integration of adult migrants:
towards the evaluation of policy and practice
Intergovernmental Conference

Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 24-25 June 2010

Thursday 24 June

09.00 – 10.15
Chair: Philia Thalgott

Official opening
Council of Europe

    · Joseph Sheils, Head of the Department of Language Education and Policy, DG IV
    · Michel Villan, Chair, European Committee on Migration (CDMG)
    · John Greenway, Chair, Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population - Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

International organisations
· Teresa Condeço, European Commission
· Georges Lemaitre, OECD

10.15 – 10.45

Introduction to the Conference
David Little, Rapporteur [Handout]

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.15

Language requirements for adult migrants in Council of Europe member states: Report on a follow-up survey

Plenary discussion: Comments and Questions

12.15 – 14.15
[12.50 – 14.00]

Cold Lunch (provided)

Presentations of national / regional projects

14.15 – 14.30
Richard Rossner

Contextualisation of key issues from the Council of Europe viewpoint
Set of key questions to assist an evaluation of effectiveness / impact

14.30 – 16.15

Discussion Groups [3 Rooms ]

16.15 – 16.45


16.45 – 17.45
Chair / Moderator
Jean-Claude Beacco

Plenary Feedback: Round table with Group Rapporteurs

Friday 25 June

09.00 – 09.15
Piet van Avermaet

Introduction to 2nd session of group work
Presentation on second set of challenging statements

09.15 – 10.45

Discussion Groups [3 Rooms]

10.45 – 11.15


11.15 – 12.15
Chair / Moderator:
Claire Extramiana

Plenary Feedback: Round table with Group Rapporteurs

12.15 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.00
Hans-Jürgen Krumm

Round Table
Participants will briefly present the work of their body and respond to the issues raised during the Conference

Apologised for absence: Jan Niessen, Migration Policy Group

15.00 – 15.15

A Canadian perspective: Patrick McEvenue, Ottawa [text pending]

15.15 – 15.45
Sergey Khrychikov

Closing session

Summary of Conclusions: David Little, Rapporteur
Close of the conference: Philia Thalgott / Sergey Khrychikov

NB: texts and powerpoints are attached in the language in which they were delivered. The Conference Report will be available by the end of the year

Coordinating Group

Council of Europe Secretariat