NCRE Roundtable Seminar: The Council of Europe and the Challenge of Integration Management
Date: Friday 27 April 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kirkwood Village, KA04
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Yvonne Grosch by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 03.364 2348
Audience: University staff and students
The Council of Europe is not the European Council! Accordingly, in the first part of the presentation the audience will be introduced to the Council of Europe, Europe’s oldest and biggest intergovernmental organisation. Key institutional differences to the European Union as well as fields of cooperation will be outlined. The second part of the presentation is dedicated to a key issue of European political agendas and the question on how the Council of Europe and the European Union respond to it: Integration and Cultural Diversity management. After critically examining the four integration policies dominant in Europe, the presentation will outline latest trends and shifts in the political response to the challenge of (failed) integration. The legal and political framework will be discussed as well as the turn into action, introducing the audience to Europe’s integration management programmes.
The seminar will be presented by Annasophia Heintze.
Annasophia Heintze completed a B.A. in History, Social Sciences and Philosophy in Germany and Spain with summa cum laude. She completed her M.A. in History and Politics from the University of Leiden (the Netherlands), La Sorbonne (Paris, France) and the University of Oxford (UK) with cum laude. She loves to travel and is fluent in 5 languages.
Since 2009, Annasophia worked for the Council of Europe at the headquarter in Strasbourg. In her most recent position she worked for the Intercultural Cities programme, Europe's leading integration management programme and joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Union. During her work, the Intercultural Cities network expanded from 11 pilot cities to over 60 participating and affiliated cities in Europe and beyond.
In January 2012 Annasophia moved to Christchurch, from where she works as an independent research consultant. Together with her partner she currently develops a novel methodology that evaluates Online Social Network data (such as public Facebook profiles) for social research and policy making