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Events/Événements : A Long Way from Home? The Rural and Regional Resettlement Experiences of Visible Migrants and Refugees, International Conference

Source: University of Melbourne.
Friday 10 February 2012. "Regional and rural settlement of migrants and refugees is an increasingly relevant settlement trend in Australia, assisted by government policy and community sector initiatives and motivated by migrants and refugees themselves."

"Settlement is influenced by the pre-arrival experiences of migrants and refugees, along with a multitude of micro and macro factors in the social, political and economic realms of the destination country which play out differently in metropolitan and regional or rural locations. The visibility of the most recently-arrived migrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East, South and South-East Asia is also a feature of their settlement experience.

Exploring these issues and related debates, the Conference will showcase the research of the ARC Linkage Project and engage leading academics working in related areas to provide a wider national, international and comparative overview of regional migration and settlement trends, policies, praxis and reality."

The Conference is hosted by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project "Resettling Visible Migrants and Refugees in Rural and Regional Australia" conducted out of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne in partnership with the Victorian Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).

Read about the program and registration.



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