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    10-11:30 AM CEST


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    Contact: Veronica Michel Gutierrez




    The World Bank’s Rome Program on Jobs and Labor Mobility and the Luiss Guido Carli University are pleased to host the presentation of the new World Bank Flagship report “Building Resilient Migration Systems in the Mediterranean Region: Lessons from COVID-19”.

    Migration has been a source of social and economic well-being for communities on both sides of the Mediterranean. As the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted this important driver of development, it created momentum for policy reforms. This report points to a vision of migration resilience and suggests a set of actions that can help Mediterranean countries maximize the benefits of migra­tion while ensuring the sustainabil­ity of migration flows.

    Join the author and a panel of experts discuss how a more resilient migration system would help to address labor shortages, sustain household incomes and enhance the wellbeing of both migrant and native populations for generations to come.

    This is the first public event within the platform for knowledge exchange on jobs and migration hosted by the Rome Program on Jobs and Labor Mobility, which partners with the Center for Development Data (C4D2) to foster evidence-based solutions for Africa and the Mediterranean.


    Program agenda


    10:00     Welcoming – Andrea Prencipe, Rector of Luiss Guido Carli University, and Luc Christiaensen, Manager of Rome Program on Jobs and Labor Mobility


    10:05    Opening remarks – Michal Rutkowski, World Bank Global Director of Social Protection and Jobs


    10:10     Presentation of the report – Mauro Testaverde, Senior Economist, Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank


    10:30     Panel discussion, Moderated by Federica Saliola, Lead Economist, Jobs Group, World Bank; Leoluca Orlando, Outgoing Mayor of City of Palermo, Italy; Vincent Cochetel, Special Envoy for the Western and Central Mediterranean Situation, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Tunis; Laurence Hart, Director International Organization for Migration, Italy; Paula Benea, Project Development Officer, International Organization for Migration, Italy; Alfonso Giordano, Professor of Political and Economic Geography Luiss University


    10:50     Q&A session


    11:20     Closing remarks – Roberta Gatti, World Bank Chief Economist of the Middle East and North Africa region, and Quy-Toan Do, Co-Director of the World Development Report 2023.


    11:30    Meet up and refreshments