MIMY Partners in Romania Organised National Expert Committee (NEC) Meeting at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE)

Successful first discussions during extended NEC meeting at the beginning of March

On March 4, the Romanian team in MIMY marked the first year of successful project activities by organising an extended National Expert Committee (NEC) Meeting.

The event was attended by MIMY project partners from Romania, Novapolis Association (Mrs. Iris Alexe) and Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI) Association (Mr. Flavius Caba-Maria), along with representatives of institutions with a decisive role in the management and implementation of immigration policies in Romania: Mrs. Mara Roman (Representation of the European Commission), Mr. Tudor Badea (Ministry of Interior, General Inspectorate for Immigration), Ms. Gabriela Leu (UNHCR) and Mr. Bogdan Preda (Romanian National Council for Refugees).

In the opening of the event, which was attended by over 50 people, business representatives and students, vice-rector Prof. Alina Dima and vice-rector Prof. Dorel Paraschiv spoke on behalf of ASE.

Prof. Monica Roman, team leader at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, presented the results of the quantitative analyses, which show the gaps between young natives and refugees in terms of poverty rate, access to education or the labor market. Moreover, the econometric models developed did not show significant effects of the presence of young immigrants in vulnerable conditions in European countries on the variation of the youth unemployment rate or the number of young NEETs (“Not in Education, Employment, or Training”). The results were discussed in a vivid round table moderated by Dr Vlad Roșca.

The conclusions were reported in the national media with the event being covered by the HOTNEWS news agency and by the Digi24 News Channel.