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Migrace v mezinárodních vztazích
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Migration and International Relations


Regionalization as a result of globalization, the loss of states’ leading role in the migration issues, and the definition of “immigration diplomacy” – these were the three main points from the presentation on migration given by Mrs. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, and hosted at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On May 5, 2014 the Diplomatic Academy organized the lecture “Challenges and Migration in European and International Relations.” Director of research at CERI (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and a Doctor of Political Sciences, Mrs. Catherine Wihtol de Wenden was the guest speaker. The main factors influencing international migration were discussed, including: global demographic trends, the distribution of wealth, conflicts, and environmental migration. In her presentation “Atlas on Migration” Dr Wihtol de Wenden also mentioned the world’s most visited tourist destinations, the ageing of Europe's population, migration routes and intra-continental and inter-continental job migration.

The lecture took place as part of the programme “French as a Language of Diplomacy and State Administration.” Around 60 % was co-financed by The International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF). In addition to Czech diplomats, the lecture was attended by Francophone diplomats and state administration officials.