Plenaries and Workshops
Under the Programme -page you find the information about the Plenary speakers and the Workshop topics.The Workshop Program has been updated!
The 2013 International Metropolis Conference convenes experts and influencers of immigration and diversity from all over the world to Tampere, Finland.
The International Metropolis Conference offers a versatile programme including the best possible experts as plenary speakers, interesting site visits and most enjoyable evening and social programme as well as pre and post conference tours.
On behalf of the City of Tampere, and everyone involved in the organising work, it is our pleasure to invite you to join the International Metropolis Conference in Tampere, Finland, from 9 to 13 September 2013.
Head Co-ordinator of Immigrant Issues
Secretary General of the Local Organising Committee
The New Mobility: Managing Growth, Security, and Social Justice
Since the 2008 recession which touched most countries in the world, governments and citizens alike have been concerned about maintaining sufficient levels of economic growth to support their standard of living. The jobs and government revenues lost during the recession and the debt crises that followed and that remain to this day have served to remind us that standards of living are fragile. The crisis in the Eurozone and the shaky recoveries in many countries of both the developed and developing world are exacerbated by their ageing societies and shrinking work forces, which point ultimately to their need for international migrants. The need for migrants to sustain standards of living in many countries will bring with it significant policy challenges with regard to security, social well-being, and social justice. The 2013 International Metropolis Conference, which will take place in Tampere, Finland, will contextualize international migration within a framework that looks at simultaneously managing economic and population growth, security, and social justice.
Timo P. Nieminen
The wagtail is the provincial bird of the Tampere Region
Wagtails are small birds with long tails which they wag frequently. Wagtails are slender, often colourful, ground-feeding insectivores of open country in the Old World. They are ground nesters, laying up to six speckled eggs at a time. Among their most conspicuous behaviours is a near constant tail wagging, a trait that has given the birds their common name.