PetrSU Hosted Discussion about Migration and Radicalization in Northern Europe
Students, university scientists, Russian and foreign experts, and public figures gathered to discuss these social phenomena in the Republic of Karelia and Finland.
The workshop is being implemented within the framework of the project “Migration and Radicalization in Northern Europe”. This is the 3rd event in a series of autumn seminars on interdisciplinary projects of the Institute of Northern European Studies of PetrSU. The first two were devoted to the economic aspects of cross-border cooperation and issues of interaction between government, society, and business.
Valery Shlyamin, the Academic Director of the Institute of Northern European Studies of PetrSU, the Doctor of Economic Sciences, opened the event and noted that migration, radicalization and security issues directly or indirectly affect each of us.
“The Republic of Karelia is a multinational republic and we want sustainable development for it,” said Valery Shlyamin.
The Director of St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Center Alexey Severikov presented his report “Migration and radicalization in Europe as a controlled process of solving problems of the West in relations with the Islamic world. The role of Russia in this process”.
Elena Avvakumova, the Deputy Chairman of the public legal organization Fimigrant (Finland), spoke about the radicalization of Finnish society.
Emma Kilpijärvi, the lawyer and the head of the Femina.ru public organization (Finland), outlined the peculiarities of migration issues in Finland.
Vladimir Kiselev, the head of the Organizing Committee of the International Project “In Peace and Understanding”, the chairman of the Organizing Committee of the International Social and Political Forum “Interaction Time”, presented the report “Cross-Border Interaction of Public Organizations of Russia and Finland as a tool for overcoming problems arising from migration of population and countering radicalism”.
These and other presentations caused a lively discussion.