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The Big Debate: Beautiful Game? Or Racist Quagmire?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Be it resolved professional football is powerless to end racism

Where you find professional football pitches across Europe and the world, there’s a good chance you’ll find racism too. But a short drive from the stadium in any football city, you’ll find streets transformed into community fields, multicultural teams, and kids learning the right way to channel competitive fervor through proactive coaches, schools, and community-led anti-racism campaigns.

Is professional football lagging behind the public? Do stadium politics perpetuate negative social dynamics? Or, is professional football actually leading the shift?

Mario Balotelli speaks up, Kevin-Prince Boateng walks off, UEFA bans unruly fans and penalizes offenders – are players, coaches, managers, and governing bodies giving voice to issues we’d prefer to ignore?

Join us from home! Watch the LIVESTREAM on June 4 !

Join us in Berlin and cast your vote

Moderator: Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive, Barrow Cadbury Trust (London)


  • David Goldblatt, author of The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football, and Visiting Professor of Politics at Pitzer College (Claremont, California)
  • Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future (London)

Conference Café: Cities and the Case for Migration

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Cities and the Case for Migration


Cities have long been the primary entry point for immigrants. That is where opportunities exist at scale. Like others before them, immigrants flock to cities for success – economic and personal. In the process, they contribute to the vitality of local neighbourhoods and the growth and development of urban regions that drive a nation’s prosperity.

It is in the interest of cities to manage this process well and help newcomers settle and integrate. How to shape and influence this process and related topics will be debated at the second International Cities of Migration Conference in Berlin this June.

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Register Now – Dive into Our Urban Labs

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Dive into Our Urban Labs!

Enjoy a moderated discussion led by experts and community-based practitioners. Urban Lab sessions provide an-depth learning opportunity on special topics and issues in the immigrant inclusion field.

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Conference registration is now opened! Early-bird discount until April 7!

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Register now for Early-Bird discount (until April 7)! More information