Public Lecture: William L. Swing from IOM


In May 2017 Mr William L. Swing, the Director General of the International Organization for Migration, visited Estonia as the next holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU. Despite his busy schedule, Mr Swing found time to deliver a public lecture in Tallinn University and discuss the current situation in migration and the challenges the countries will face.

During his visit William Lacy Swing met with the Estonian ministers of interior and foreign affairs. Upon EMN Estonia’s invitation, he also gave a lecture open to the general public to invite everyone to think how the countries of origin, as well as the receiving countries, could find solutions that would benefit all sides. What could offer the migrants a life worth living and give host countries the chance to best utilise the potential of the migrants?

William Lacy Swing from Tallinna Ülikool on Vimeo.