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In close cooperation with the regional Government's migration policy unit, the Observatory is organizing a series of Seminars aiming to contribute to the scientific assessment and social debate regarding international migration and its impact. The first of these Seminars took place in 2008; starting in 2009, the programme includes an Annual Lecture, to be pronounced by an especially distinguished expert.


7th OPAM SEMINAR “population's attitudes and opinions of migration in the out from the crisis context", nOVEMBER 2017

On November 14, 2017 was held in the Andalusian Institute of Public Administration (Sevilla), the 7th Conference OPAM, organizated by the General Direction of Migration Policy Coordination, Permanent Observatory of Andalusia of Migration, Ministry of Justice and Interior of the Government of Andalusia.

After the official opening by Luis Vargas Martínez, General Director of Coordination of Migration Policies, the Head of the Service of Studies and Planning, Lourdes Villar Arévalo, gave way to the Director of Innovation of Public Policies of Red2Red and coordinator of the study, Anabel Suso Araico, who presented the results of VII OPIA: "POPULATION'S ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS OF MIGRATIONS IN THE OUT FROM THE CRISIS CONTEXT". In a second presentation, Héctor Cebolla Boado, Professor of the UNED, presented the results of Spain in the last European Social Survey, as well as experimental data to evaluate the extent to which these types of assertions are supported empirically. In third place, José Antonio Olega Páramo, Ikuspegi (Basque Obvervatory of Inmigration, reflected on the measurement of attitudes in the methodology of the social research and offered some data of the Ikusegi Barometer 2017, Attitudes and opinions before inmigration foreign language in Euskadi.

Finally, and as the closing of the Conference, a moderate roundtable was held by Isabel Segura Velasco, Chief of Coordination and Institutional Relations Service, composed of Manolo Martinez García, President of the Eureka Association and member of the Anti-Rumors Network, José Miguel Morales García, Secretary General of Andalucía Acoge and Said Bentrika El Ghazi, President of Cooperation and Development with North Africa (CODENAF) to reflect on the lines of intervention to favor attitudes and positive and integrating perceptions in the face of the diversity of immigration. 

"Andalusian population values cultural diversity"

Andalusian population, in general, accepts and values inmigration, whose image improves significantly with respect to previous year and the acute period of crisis. This is one of the conclusions reached by the study Population's attitudes and opinions of migrations in the out from the crisis context, which has just been presented publicly.

Despite the important advances, there are still false rumors among the citizenship, regarding the use that inmigrants make of public services. 'Málaga Acoge' asks researchers Anabel Suso (technical coordinator of the study), Héctor Cebolla (sociologist and expert inmigration researcher) and José Antonio Oleaga (researcher of the Basque Inmigration Observatory) about these and others issues that you can see in this video.



6th OPAM Seminar “migration governance”, November 2013

6th OPAM seminar about immigrationThe sixth edition of the OPAM Seminar were celebrated at Casa de la Ciencia-CSIC in Seville on 29nd November, having like thematic the root of the population immigrant and the coexistence with native people in the days of crisis. The investigator Rosa Aparicio Gómez carried out the inaugural lecture (conferencia Anual OPAM). Its intervention was dedicated to weigh the effects that the crisis is having on the people younger immigrants, and to delimit to what extent (re) the emigration of a great part of the group is one of them. Later two round tables were celebrated. First it turned on “the coexistence in districts with high presence of immigrants”. Second, it treated on “the public opinion in migratory matter and its evolution in the days of economic crises”.


5th OPAM Seminar “migration governance”, November 2012

Fourth OPAM seminar about immigrationThe fifth edition of the OPAM Seminar was hosted at Casa de la Ciencia-CSIC (former Pabellón de Perú) in Seville on 22nd November. As usual, there were two round tables after the inaugural lecture (Conferencia Anual OPAM), which this year was delivered by Eliseo Aja, president of the Consell de Garanties Estatuàries de Catalunya. Both the inaugural lecture and the first round table debated the principles and procedures that structure and regulate the intervention of public authorities in matters related to migration, making special emphasis on collaboration between authorities. The second round table focused on regional integration processes in Spain.



Fourth OPAM seminar about immigrationOn 20-21 October 2011, in the Casa de la Ciencia-CSIC (Pabellón del Perú, Seville), we will have the IV OPAM research seminar “IMMIGRATION AND THE ECONOMIC CRISIS: ADAPTATION STRATEGIES”. The seminar will be inaugurated by the regional employment minister (Junta de Andalucía), Manuel Recio. The opening and closing lectures will focus on how to adapt migration policies to the current context of economic crisis, and will be delivered by two prestigious experts: Antonio Izquierdo Escribano (University of A Coruña) and Gemma Pinyol (State Secretary of Immigration and Emigration). In addition, there will be two round tables analyzing, on the one hand, those factors that can have an impact on the reevaluation and redefinition of migratory projects in the current context of economic crisis, and on the other hand, school performance among immigrant children.



 The II Meeting of Observatories for International Migration took place on 26-27 November in the “Casa de la Ciencia-CSIC”, Seville, following a first meeting held in the Canary Islands in 2007. The objective of this second, internal meeting was to reflect collectively on what are the mission and the main fields of activity of our Observatories, and finally identify some areas for potential collaboration. The II Meeting was organised by the Permanent Observatory for Migration (OPI), which is part of the Ministry of Work and Immigration; the Permanent Observatory for Immigration in Navarra (OPINA); the Tenerife Observatory for Immigration (OBITen); the Basque Observatory for Immigration (Ikuspegi); and OPAM itself. The Meeting was organised around four different workshops led by representatives of these five observatories. In addition, members of eight other Spanish organisations working on migration issues were invited to attend.  



Third OPAM seminar about immigrationThis year’s annual OPAM research seminar, the third to be celebrated, debated the difficulties, successes and challenges migrants face during integration. They were inaugurated by Rocío Palacios de Haro, General Director in charge of the Coordination of Migration Policies within the Andalusia regional government, and  Eduardo Moyano Estrada, who is the director of the IESA-CSIC. Professor Joaquín Arango, currently the president of the Forum for the Integration of Immigrants, delivered the inaugural lecture, which analysed the different dimensions of the integration process, with special emphasis on the current situation and difficulties in Spain. Afterwards, the first roundtable focused on immigrants’ integration in the labour market, while the second roundtable reflected on other aspects of integration, such as regulations for family reunification and the integration of Muslim minorities. Miguel Laparra, of the Public University of Navarra, brought the Seminar to a close with his conference on the level of integration of immigrants in Spain.



Second OPAM seminar about immigrationThe Spanish Research Council's "House of Science", located in Seville, hosted the II OPAM Seminar, inaugurated by the Minister of Employment of Andalusia, Antonio Fernández García, together with Andalusia's Director General for the Coordination of Migration Policies, Rocío Palacios de Haro, and the Director of the Institute of Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC), Eduardo Moyano Estrada. The Seminar's centerpieces were roundtables regarding regarding two particularly relevant processes of change at this point in time, namely (1) the evolution of the labour market and its effects on immigrants and natives, as well as (2) the factors which determine thenative population's opinions and attitudes regarding international migration. In this second edition, the Seminar also featured an Annual Lecture; professor Lorenzo Cachón (Complutense University and Forum for the Integration of Immigrants) spoke about the role of immigrants in the Spanish labour market.



First OPAM seminar about immigration

The I OPAM Seminar provided an opportunity for academic experts, NGO representatives and policymakers to debate on two crucial lines of activity of most migration observatories, namely (1) the collection, explotation and dissemination of statistical data and (2) original empirical research. The Andalusian Director General of migration policy, Rocío Palacios de Haro, inaugurated the Seminar together with the director of the Institute for  Advanced Social Studies (IESA-CSIC), Manuel Pérez Yruela. Invited speakers pertain to various prestigious research institutes and other relevant institutions in the field.