On November 7th, 2017 Nutriset Group organized a series of thematic mini-conferences entitled "Populations in motion (and stopped)".
The event mobilized nearly 100 participants, gathered around three high-level expert speakers whose interventions set the tone for further reflections on the issues of contemporary migrations, the different modes of reception and accompaniment of the populations in movement (s) and the courses of these. These speakers were:
- Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, Political scientist and sociologist at CNRS
- Pierre Jacquemot, President of GRET, Economist of Africa
- Dana Diminescu, Sociologist, Researcher at Télécom ParisTech (migration and digital)
Distributed in thematic salons, the participants interacted with the experts who provided a frame of reference, facts and numbers, and feedback based on academic research and field practice of humanitarian programs.
The questions addressed in these groups were:
- Salon 1 "Accompany, supervise, contain migrations?" What migration policies in the North and in the South? Which institutional actors? What horizons for tomorrow?
- Salon 2 "On the way, in a camp or a slum, what lifestyles?" Is culture, from food to tradition, what is left when one has lost everything else?
- Salon 3 "Migrations 2.0" In the age of the Internet, Skype, drones and Big Data, what changes for migrants?
The event was organised as part of a internal program of Nutriset Group, la Roulotte de l'Imaginaire, which creates opportunities for all employees to deepen their knowledge and reflections on themes directly related to the strategic development axes of the companies within the group.