Metropolis in Milan

In 2015, Milan will host the Universal Exposition, Expo 2015, titled “Feeding the planet, energy for life”. As the 2014 International Metropolis conference takes place one year ahead, it is to introduce Expo 2015 and to emphasize the significance of movements of people in the early years of this new millennium. That is, movement of persons is a fact, a distinctive element of a henceforth international society. Despite the challenges posed by the management of such movements in terms of flows, integration or else social cohesion, the Metropolis project recognizes the opportunities diversity represents. Acknowledging the centrality and plurality of cultures, the conference wants to highlight the contribution in terms of energy and wealth that migrations bring about.

Welcome to Milan

The 2014 International Metropolis Conference will be held in the world capital of fashion and design: Milan. Over the last decades, Milan has also become the most multi-ethnic Italian city with more than 440 thousands migrants within its province. Two elements which make the conference not only a unique chance to deepen migration-related themes but also an opportunity to discover the treasures the city holds as well as the most beautiful places of Lombardy. During the five days of the conference, participants will have the possibility to enjoy organized guided visits and social events.


  • 31/10/2014


    Registration to the conference, tours and events are now closed. See you in Milan soon!

  • 31/10/2014

    Monday 3 November Press conference

    Monday 3 November at 10am Press Conference for the presentation of the XX Ismu Annual Report and the launch of the 2014 International Metropolis Conference

  • 29/10/2014


    Online the whole program of the Conference. Download:

  • 18/10/2014

    Sign in for cultural tours and social events

    Enrollment for cultural tours and social events now open. Use your registration code and email to sign in until October 31st.

  • 18/09/2014

    Journalist Accreditation

    The journalists wishing to follow the Metropolis Conference 2014 can benefit from special accreditation fees for the 4th, 5th, 6th of November. Attendance for journalists is free for the 7th of November, day of the plenary on migrations and media and dedicated to a discussion on information and public opinion with respect to migrations, and social media (Rai News International journalist Monica Maggioni will chair the session; Folly Bah Thibault, journalist at Al Jazeera will be one of the speakers). As for November the 3rd, opening day of the Metropolis Conference, the ISMU Foundation will present its 20th Report on Migrations in a press conference at 10.30; all journalists are welcomed to attend for free. Click here in order to get the accreditation:

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