The BSPC Working Group on Migration and Integration was established by a corresponding decision of the BSPC Standing Committee on 3 September 2017 by the Baltic Parliamentary Conference on 5 September 2017 at its 26thannual conference in Hamburg. Mr Hans Wallmark, Sweden, is the Chair of the WG and Ms Carola Veit, Hamburg, is the Vice-Chair.
The overarching objective of the Working Group is to elaborate political positions and recommendations pertaining to migration and integration. For this purpose, the Working Group should establish and maintain contacts with relevant institutions, organizations and other actors in the Baltic Sea Region.
The scope of work of the Working Group should cover, but not be limited to, issues such as
- The state of the refugee crisis, migration and integration in the Baltic Sea Region;
- Best practices in migration and integration;
- Measures to solve current challenges;
- Challenges and opportunities for integration;
The Working Group and its members should aim at raising the political attention on migration and integration, for instance by pursuing those issues in the national parliaments of the members of the Working Group. Moreover, the Working Group should contribute to the exchange of knowledge and best practices within its area of responsibility.It should furthermore help to actively drive cooperation in the BSR on this policy field and to follow and influence political initiatives.
The Point of Contact for the Working Group:
Mr Ralph Hermansson
Swedish Delegation to the Nordic Council
SE-100 12 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 786 5925
Mobile: +46 72-716 59 25