European Migration Network (EMN)

10th Anniversary Seminar

A Longitudinal Look at Migration

- Global, European and National Views


Dear recipient,


Welcome to the annual seminar of the European Migration Network National Contact Point for Finland on the 26th of September 2017.

The registration opens at 08:00 and the seminar ends at 16:00.


The venue is Hotel Presidentti Auditorium located at Eteläinen rautatienkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki


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Our event this year is an anniversary seminar, as it is the 10th national EMN seminar in Finland. It is also one of the Suomi-Finland 100-events that celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence. Migration issues might never have been as topical as they currently are. Previously the themes of our EMN-seminars have focused on the topic of a study that we have produced that year. This time we would like to celebrate these anniversaries by offering a longitudinal look at migration. The opening words of the seminar are given by Ms. Päivi Nerg, chief of staff at the Ministry of the Interior  followed by talks  on migration and Finland by researcher Antero Leitzinger and director Tuomas Martikainen.  Professor Philippe de Bruycker presents the European perspective on migration. Ms. Yonca Ermutlu will share her personal experiences from a migrant’s perspective accompanied by members of the Kassandra choir while journalist Rauli Virtanen gives a talk on ethical migration journalism.


The seminar will end with a panel discussion moderated by journalist Rauli Virtanen. The discussion will focus on the state of migration in Finland and the role of public debate regarding this issue.


Seminar programme (please note that changes are possible)


Seminar languages: Finnish and English (translation is provided Finnish - English - Finnish)


The seminar is open to all interested parties and free of charge.


Refreshments, lunch and afternoon coffee are served at the seminar.

If you have special diets, we kindly ask you to notify us in the registration form.


Registration to the seminar has ended.

The newest book Musta sielu valkonaama (Aula&co, 2016) by Ritva Siikala is available for sale at the event.


If you have any questions regarding the contents of the arrangements of the seminar, please contact us by e-mail: emn@migri.fi or by telephone, Rafael Bärlund tel: +358 295 433 022



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