Published 16.10.2019

Open lecture series on return migration and mobility – Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq

During the autumn of 2019, the Migration Institute of Finland and the Finnish Immigration Service will organise a four-part Studia Generalia lecture series on return migration and mobility. The lecture series is part of the AUDA project. The first three lectures of the series will cover the challenges and possibilities of return migration to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. The fourth and final lecture will focus on mobility and the many dimensions of return migration on a more general level. Schedule for the lecture series:

Somalia: Monday 21 October at 13:00–16:00, Tieteiden talo, lecture room 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Programme (in Finnish)

Afghanistan: Monday 4 November at 13:00–16:00, Tieteiden talo, lecture room 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Programme (in Finnish)

Iraq: Tuesday 26 November at 13:00–16:00, Tieteiden talo, lecture room 104, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki

Programme (In Finnish)

Cross-border mobility and the many dimensions of return migration: Monday 16 December at 15:00–18:00, Turku City Library, Studio, Linnankatu 2, Turku

The programme for the last event will be published shortly on this website.

You can watch the lectures online.

The lectures are open for everyone, and entry is free. The main language of the events is Finnish, but some of the lectures will be given in English. Welcome!

The Migration Institute of Finland is an independent trust that documents and conducts research on migration and operates throughout Finland.

The AUDA project aims to develop the system for voluntary return in cooperation with other EU Member States and countries of return. The project is financed by European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). The full name of the project is ‘Assisted voluntary return to Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan’.