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Caroline Hornstein Tomić at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung´s “Conference on South-eastern Europe and the Western Balkans”, October 4th to 7th, 2022, Krk, Croatia

During the last Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) heads of offices in South-eastern Europe meeting, our colleague Caroline Hornstein Tomić delivered a keynote focusing on migration – one of the many challenges KAS is looking into as part of their strategy for the region.

“In South-eastern Europe, the conversation about migration is mostly negative and about those leaving to look for a better future elsewhere, for themselves and their children. But there are other aspects of migration and mobility like immigration and return migration. They often impact society in a very positive way. Focusing on these aspects helps shift the perceptions and narratives about migration, but also understand the real value of free movement and circular migration in Europe.”

Also in the focus of her talk, Caroline looked at the data on the emigration of highly skilled youth, the relevance of return migration, and the nexus between migration and development.

Read more about her research on migration at:

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