How many immigrants should a country accept? This was one of the first questions posed to the speakers at the migration conference held at the DOC Research Institute Berlin Office on 14 December.
The Migration in Europe and Eurasia conference addressed issues relating to migration in Europe, and more broadly, Eurasia. The conference was led by Alexey Malashenko, chief researcher at the DOC Research Institute.
The event highlighted the tendency of migrants to assimilate and, on the contrary, their desire for ethno-religious consolidation as well as radicalisation.
The speakers exchanged positive and negative stories of migration.
Brunson McKinley, the former director general at the International Organization for Migration, made it clear that migrant resettlement quotas should be fair to both immigrants and their desired host countries. Detailed migration management analyses can help determine that, he said.
Nikita Konopaltsev, senior researcher at the DOC Research Institute said: “International migration has a major impact on societies and that impact has become the focal point of inter-civilisational interactions for all nations and cultures across the world. The most pressing issue for European governments and non-governmental organizations and public institutions dealing with migration processes is the issue of constant refugee flows from war-torn regions and political and socio-economic divided regions .”
Dr. Muzaffar Olimov, director of the SHARQ (ORIENS) Research Center, and a senior scientist at the Tajik Academy of Sciences Institute of Language, Literature, and Oriental Studies noted that there are different approaches and desires concerning migration status, namely “being legal” or “illegal”. When it comes to migrants from