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Refugees crisis
Refugees crisis

Refugees and Integration: Converging of Franco-Austrian Visions Conference-Debate

France and Austria perceive the European refugee crisis in different lights and have adopted specific policies accordingly. What are these policies on the reception and integration of refugees? How do they weigh on the relations with neighboring countries, and more particularly, on the responses from the European Union?


Florian VALAT, Deputy to the Director of Asylum, Ministry of the Interior, Paris

Matthieu TARDIS, Research Fellow, Centre for Migration and Citizenship, IFRI

Roland GOISER, Deputy Director, Austrian Integration Fund

Michael JOHN, professor, Johannes Kepler University of Linz


Chairman: Dominique DAVID, president of the Franco-Austrian Centre for European Rapprochement (CFA), Advisor to the Executive Chairman, IFRI


Debate in French and English.


Watch the film made for the Forum of Reflection "Western Balkans in the EU: New Integration Prospects?" that took place on May 30 and 31 in Paris



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