PRIF Forum on Migration, Minorities, and Educational Perspectives

Media and the public are invited on 5 November 2009 at 5 pm


„Migrants - Minorities - Educational Perspectives“


Thursday, November 5th 2009, 5:00-6:30 pm

in the meeting hall of PRIF, Baseler Str. 27-31, 4th floor


Two years have passed since the “European Year of  Equal Opportunities for All” was campaigned. Where do we stand today? In spite of great structural differences between the European nations, OECD studies reveal similar negative outcomes for certain groups of second-generation immigrants in the Western half of the con­ti­nent and Roma in Central and Eastern Europe. Members of these groups are less qua­lified, they face high risks of unemployment, experience social exclusion, and are hardly repre­sen­ted in the political public. The forum asks which role the education systems play in tackling these de­mo­cratic de­ficits of integration. Experts from East- and West-European countries present their latest research and discuss how schools contribute to the educational perspectives which young people develop.


Presentations will be in English. Translation is offered during the discussion.



The Panel:


Prof. Julia Szalai(Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest): Ethnic Differences in Education and Diverging Prospects for Urban Youth in an Enlarged Europe

Rainer Ohliger (Network Migration, Berlin):  Between Political Inclusion and Educational Exclusion? Immigrant Children in Germany’s Urban Schools

Prof. Claire Schiff (Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2): When National Minorities Become Local Majorities: the Effects of Segregation on the School Experiences of Disadvantaged Urban Youth in France

David Kostlan (Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava): Do good students really feel more comfortable at school? Interpersonal relations, school performance and pupils' socio-economic background in Slovak Urban Schools

Dr. Botho von Kropp (German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt): Educational System and Minorities in International Perspective


Moderation:Dr. Sabine Mannitz, HSFK


For further information please contact Dr Sabine Mannitz: mannitz @hsfk .de  -  069 / 959104-31