'Young Migrants: Challenges and Political Perspectives'

Start date
Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:00
End date
Monday, 18 September 2017, 11:30
Atrium ISS

An open dialogue with Metropolis conference participants and international students at ISS

As part of the Metropolis Conference on Migration and Global Justice, ISS is hosting an informal open dialogue between conference participants and ISS students.

The session will focus on the challenges of young migrants and will explore the topic from several angles and settings. The interactive setting will provide sufficient time for questions, discussion, and dialogue.

This is a great moment to for conference participants to meet a wide variety of the international students who come to The Hague to reflect on development issues in their home countries: and for ISS students to find out more about participants to the Metropolis Conference on Migration and Global Justice.


  • Two ISS students - Dhika from Indonesia and Rajin from Syria. Both have studied the topic in relation to their countries will share their findings.
  • Mirjam Huisman - regional director of  the Dutch Council for Refugees. She will talk on 'Initiatives focussing on the integration and participation of young migrants and asylum seekers: daily life, poverty and inclusion'.
  • Verónica Perozo Alberti - strategic policy advisor at The Hague Municipality. She will talk on 'Young migrants and identity: Exploring the constructs that bind us'.
  • Roy Huijsmans - ISS senior lecturer in Children and Youth Studies.His research focuses on children and youth in contexts of development, including migration, work and schooling.

The dialogue will be facilitated by Associate Professor Kees Bikart.

Metropolis Conference on Migration and Global Justice

The conference takes place from 18-22 September at the World Forum in The Hague. The participants include academics, scholars, civil servants and political leaders.

They will focus on mobility, voluntary and forced alike, on how our societies and governments respond, and on how to bring considerations of global justice to the discussion. Participants will discuss, among other things, the ongoing refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe, global populations shifts from resource-poor to resource-rich countries and movements from the hinterland to cities.

Publication date: 13 September 2017