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Migration and Young Societies

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TF9: Description


The task force will explore macro- and microeconomic policies that address high youth unemployment and help to provide skills and opportunities for young people. It will examine how to create innovative policies and programs to encourage cross-generational engagement.

Economic and demographic factors, and regional conflicts have driven a significant portion of the global population to voluntarily or forcibly migrate. Much of this migration is from developing to developed G20 countries, with migrants and refugees often encountering problems integrating socially and economically.

The task force will discuss policy options that could enable migrants to better integrate socially and economically, including providing access and education opportunities for migrant and refugee children. It will provide evidence-based research on the social, political and economic impacts of migrants. It will also seek​ a greater understanding of migration mechanisms and aims to learn from success stories. ​

Taskforce Priorities
  • Creating innovative policies and programs to encourage cross-generational engagement
  • Providing skills and opportunities for youth
  • Macro- and microeconomic policies to address high youth unemployment
  • Demographic changes, economic growth and the reform of social systems
  • Labor market integration and social inclusion for migrants
  • Providing access and education opportunities for migrant and refugee children
  • Encouraging and supporting high-skilled migration
  • Improving evidence-based research on the social, political and economic impacts of migrants, understanding migration mechanisms and learning from success stories
List of Forthcoming Policy Briefs
  • Comprehensive Virtual Consultative Services for Refugees to ease their Resettlement
  • Education for migrant youth populations
  • Fiscal sustainability in the face of demographic change
  • Displaced population of environmental perils: challenges of climate migrants for the G20 community
  • Digitalization and forced displacement
  • How to solve global burden-sharing problems?
  • Women in global care chains: the need to tackle intersecting inequalities in G20 countries
  • Structural reforms to make the most of demographic change
  • Decent jobs and inclusive social policies in home countries: key factors for limiting illegal migration
  • Financial inclusion for the internally displaced: using displacement data to support financial inclusion policy
  • Inspiring young societies; migration and development
  • South-North immigration: Bridging the gap or reversing the journey
  • Assessing trends in origin and destination countries: towards internationalization of cross-border tertiary and vocational education
  • Building sustainable livelihoods: Informing migration policy in pursuit of the SDGs
  • City leadership: Preparing for the future of work and fostering immigrants inclusivity
  • Implementation of the ilo social security guidelines for young migrants
  • Integration of migrants as a three-way approach and its implications on the future of training and education
  • Refugees and host economies

Lead Co-Chair

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​​​​H.R.H. Maha Bint Mishari Al Saud

Vice President for External Relations & Advancement, Alfaisal University

Coordinator

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Co-Chairs

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Alanoud Alsharekh

Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programm

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Astrid Skala-Kuhmann

Director of the Department Global Partnerships – Emerging Economies, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

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Güven Sak

Managing and Area Studies Program Director, TEPAV; Rector, TOBB ETU