As migration is a burning issue all over the world, the conference at Beit Berl was a unique opportunity to learn how various issues related to migration are being handled in different countries. The event was organized by Beit Berl in partnership with Ludwigsburg University of Education in Germany and Pedagogical University of Krakow in Poland. Faculty members from various academic institutions across Europe were attending, including Prof. Dirk Rupnow, Prof. Barbara Herzog-Punzenberger, Dr. Grit Alter, Claudius Ströhle and Laura Volgger from the University of Innsbruck.
Lectures and discussion sessions covered a wide range of pertinent subjects, including “Immigration in the Educational Context,” “Gender and Migration,” “Immigrant Children and Youth,” “Immigration in Art and Film,” and “The Politics of Immigration.” Each issue was addressed by a panel of international experts who brought a variety of interesting perspectives and insights to the table based on their personal involvement and academic research. The participants from the University of Innsbruck reported that they benefitted immensely from the opportunity to compare their research projects and exchange views with colleagues from other countries.
The conference participants were also taken to visit Israeli sights and moreover, Israeli NGOs involved with immigrants and refugees, including a school with a special program for integrating the children of newly arrived immigrants.
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