A Global Compact for Migration: What’s next? 

A hearing on what the Global Compact for Migration implies for cities and regions


SAVE THE DATE: 16 May 2019

In December 2018, 164 nations adopted a pact to understand and manage global migration as a joint endeavor. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) is the first intergovernmental agreement that covers all dimensions of global migration, from countries of departure to countries of arrival, and hence highlights migration as multi-national responsibility. 

With its comprehensive approach to migrants and migration, the Global Compact for Migration provides both opportunities and challenges. The Compact must be implemented on many levels. This is to be done by states and local governments in co-operation and partnership with a wide range of non-state institutions and stakeholders. Likewise, new research is asked for. The purpose of this hearing is to bring together experts with insights of the GCM together with representatives from across these actors and sectors to discuss the impact and implementation of the GCM. 

Among others, following questions will be discussed; why do we need a new international agreement on migration? How does GCM relate to the existing international legal system for refugees and migrants? What are the challenges in implementing GCM on the national and the local level? What will the compact mean for the urban development of cities and regions in Sweden? What tangible difference will the compact make in the lives of migrants or the communities that host them? 

We welcome you to a half day’s hearing to learn about and engage in the impact of the Global compact for Migration.
Henrietta Palmer, deputy scientific director Mistra Urban Futures, Andrea Spehar, director of Centre on Global Migration, University of Gothenburg, Helene Holmström, Head of operations/ Integration, City of Gothenburg.

Time: 8.30 –13.30, the 16th of May, 2019

Location: Sappören/Faculty of Social Science/University of Gothenburg
Sprängkullsgatan 25, Gothenburg



Sprängkullsgatan 21, Göteborg