A conference on the various aspects of integration will be held at the University of Iceland, and the general public is welcome to attend.
A statement posted on the university website reads:
“Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at University of Iceland, in association with Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network in Iceland (W.O.M.E.N) and The Icelandic Women’s Rights Association are organizing an international conference Integration and Immigrants’ Participation, which is going to be held in Reykjavík, 14-15 November, 2011. The conference is a part of a larger project: The path to equality: Promoting diversity and breaking down stereotypes in Iceland, organized by the Icelandic Human Rights Centre and financed by the Progress Programme of the European Commission.”
The Progress Programme of the European Commission describes itself as “the EU’s employment and social solidarity programme … This programme replaces the four previous ones that ended in 2006 covering actions against discrimination, equality between men and women, employment measures and the fight against social exclusion. The EU opted for a single programme to rationalise and streamline EU funding and concentrate its activities to improve the impact.”
The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference is 1 July, so if you have something to say on the subject of immigration and integration, then you better hop to it. While admission is free, the university does not cover travel and accommodation.