European Migration Network

10th Anniversary Seminar

A Longitudinal Look at Migration

- Global, European and National Views

26th of September 2017

Hotelli Presidentti

Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 4

00100 Helsinki



(please note that changes are possible)

Seminar languages: Finnish and English, interpretation is provided from Finnish to English and English to


08:00 - 08:45                   Registration and refreshments


08:45 - 09:00                   Welcome Ms. Kielo Brewis, PhD, National Coordinator,

                                       European Migration Network National Contact Point              

                                       Opening of the seminar Ms. Päivi Nerg, Chief of Staff, Ministry of the Interior


                                       Migration and Finland

09:00 - 09:40                   "History and independence" 

                                       Mr. Antero Leitzinger, Researcher, Finnish Immigration Service


09:40 - 10:20                  "From the post-war decades to the present day"

                                      Mr. Tuomas Martikainen, Director, Migration Institute


10:20 - 10:35                   Break

10:35 - 11:15                   "The EU & EMN perspective, 10-year span"

                                       Professor Philippe De Bruycker, Brussels Free University / Odysseus Network


11:15 - 11:30                  Q & A


11:30 - 12:30                LUNCH


12:30 - 13:00                 Individual experiences: "Identity formation of a migrant"

                                    Ms. Yonca Ermutlu, Researcher, student advisor, University of Helsinki


13:00 - 13:30                "Thoughts on ethical migration journalism"

                                    Mr. Rauli Virtanen, Journalist, author


13:30 - 14:00                Coffee break

14:00 - 15:45                Panel discussion: "Which way forward for Finland - Migration and media"

                                   Moderator: Mr. Rauli Virtanen, Journalist, author


                                   - Ms. Heidi Kaila                         Prime Minister’s Office

                                   - Ms. Renaz Ebrahimi                  Randomlife.fi

                                   - Ms. Annika Forsander               Ministry for Employment and the Economy

                                   - Mr. Pasi Saukkonen                  City of Helsinki

                                   - Ms. Anne Hyvönen                    Journalist and media consultant

                                   - Mr. Klaus Kaartinen                  Finnish Immigration Service


15:45 - 16:00                Closing words

The seminar is part of the programme for the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.