Metropolis 2014: Registration for the Conference is now open!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the registration for the 2014 International Metropolis Conference is now open ( The international forum on immigration will take place in Milan from November the 3rd to November the 7th, 2014. Who registers before July the 15th, 2014, will benefit of discounted admission fees (
To register, please fill in the online form available at:
Those who pre-registered will shortly receive an email with instructions in order to complete the registration.

The International Metropolis Project is a forum that connects good practices, policies and researc h on migrations. Metropolis aims to deepen the analysis of social phenomena entailed by migrations, to encourage research on immigration policies and to facilitate the use of investigations’ results by Governments and non-profit organizations. With its 18 years background, the project grows wider every year and currently includes various international organisations, many institutions and non-governmental organizations from North-America, Europe and Asia. 

Main themes   

During the mornings of the five-day Conference, participants will have the unique opportunity to attend eight plenaries featuring highly distinguished speakers invited to provide insightful reflections on the most salient issues relating to migration. The main themes are:
  1. The phenomena of forced migrations caused by tensions and conflicts in the Mediterranean;
  2. The challenges posed by irregular migration to cities and the growing phenomenon of “sanctuary cities”; cities providing access to services to irregular migrants in spite of national restrictions;
  3. EU policies and migration governance for the ten years to come in the light of the institutional changes introduced by the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty;
  4. The potential for regional trade agreements such as ASEAN, the EU, NAFTA and the African Union in favouring intercontinental co-operation in the management of migration;
  5. Migration, food and culture: food as a lens through which exploring the proliferation of cultural industries and productive diversity in cities;
  6. The competitive advantage of diversity: analysis of policies and initiatives of civil society organizations, and businesses to attract talented migrants, a source of enrichment for both organizations and the common wellbeing;
  7. Migration as an instrument for development;
  8. Migration in t he media: the role of mass media and social media in driving public perceptions of immigration, migrants, refugees and cultural diversity.
Afternoons will be dedicated to numerous workshops addressing a wide range of themes in detail.
For more information regarding the programme: 
In order to actively participate to the Conference, you are invited to propose your own workshops or individual papers. More information on deadlines on:
Take advantage of the 2014 International Metropolis Conference to promote your organization. Metropolis is a unique chance to present your organization/company/institution to an international audience counting more than 700 delegates coming from more than 40 countries around the globe. For more information on how to exhibit at the conference, go to or contact us at  

Welcome to Milan

Metropolis 2014 is not only an opportunity to deepen migration-related themes but also a unique chance to discover the treasures of the city as well as the most beautiful places of Lombardy one year ahead the Universal Exposition, Expo 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, hosted by Milan.

Flight Discount: fly with Lufthansa

Once you have registered, you will receive a code that grants you a 5% to 10% discount on flights operated by Lufthansa or one of its partners.