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How are the Syrian conflict and the refugee situation affecting trafficking in persons in Syria and the neighbouring countries?
How are the Syrian conflict and the refugee situation affecting trafficking in persons in Syria and the neighbouring countries?
As of September 2016, a new master program will be launched: "Governance of Migration and Diversity." The master involves a cooperation of Erasmus University Rotterdam (including the The Hague based Institute for Social Studies), Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. See: mastergmd.eur.nl>>
Danube University Krems in Austria (near Vienna) invites applications for the chair in the area of migration and integration (professorship, full time).>>
July 17 – 19, 2016
Koç University Main Campus
Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sarıyer 34450 Istanbul
We invite abstract submissions for a Senior Researchers Symposium and applications for a PhD course to be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 19-21 October 2016. The events are organized jointly by the IMISCOE standing committee on Interaction of Migrant Integration and Transnationalism (IMITE) and Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE).>>
Date and Place: 21-24 June 2016, University of Poitiers
The scholarship on migration, relatively scarce until the 80s, is now outstandingly abundant. Migration studies have become a scientific field in its own right, with associated conferences, research centres, international associations, journals and so on.>>
Editors: Yaojun Li (University of Manchester, UK) and Anthony Heath (University of Oxford, UK)
Deadline for Abstracts: 31 May 2016
Submission of Full Papers: 25 to 31 August 2016
Publication of the Issue: December 2016
The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) and ACCESS EUROPE are organizing a debate on the dynamics of integration in the academic-cultural centre SPUI25 in Amsterdam. Prof. dr. Rinus Penninx and Dr. Liza Mügge will discuss the following questions: How should Europe deal with its borders? Who is welcome and who is not? What kind of practical solutions are necessary?
The University of Sheffield School of Law Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture will be held on Wednesday 11 May at 6pm. Prof Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford, will speak on Refugees in our Time: The Challenges of Protection and Security. The lecture will take place in The Diamond lecture theatre.>>
Conference Title: Education and Migration: Language Foregrounded
Date and place: 21-23 (Friday – Sunday) October, 2016, School of Education, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom>>
On May 3, 2016, a one-day international symposium will take place at the University of Liverpool. The event is hosted by the Department of Law, School of Law and Social Justice of the in collaboration with the International Law and Human Rights Unit.>>
The doctoral programme in Sociology and Social Research (SRS) was established in 1981 with the aim of providing state-of-the-art research training and advanced professional skills in sociology and social research. It joined the School of Social Sciences in 2011.>>
Being the fruit of two panels held at the IMISCOE 2014 conference in Madrid, a special issue of the Journal of Intercultural Studies has just been published on the theme of migrant dying and death, edited by Alistair Hunter and Eva Soom Ammann.>>
Program Dates: July 11-29, 2016
Application Deadline : April 15, 2016
This undergraduate summer course at Koç University in Istanbul is structured with lectures, guest lecturers and student presentations, participatory observations via field trips, writing an academic article on global migration and crisis, and optional service learning activities as in volunteer work at NGOs working with refugees.>>
This year MiReKoc Summer School, co-branded with the International Metropolis Network, will explore the theme of forced migration. The Call for Applications is now open. Submissions are due by midnight GMT on April 29, 2016.>>
Applicants are invited for a 3 year Post-doctoral Researcher position within the project 'Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives: Life Chances of Transnational Youth in Global South and North (MO-TRAYL)'. The project is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant. Principal investigator: Prof. Valentina Mazzucato>>
Date: May 25-26, 2016
Conference venue: Malmö University, Orkanen building, D 138
Migration has, across time, contributed to the development and reshaping of societies and urban spaces. Today, migration movements have become a global phenomenon, where the number of countries affected – socially, economically and culturally – by migration is continually increasing.>>
Registration for the MIS symposium ‘Borderscape as an Interdisciplinary Concept’ is open. This two-day program includes three keynote speakers, speakers from eight countries, and a film screening. The symposium is being organised in conjunction with the UniGR-Center for Border Studies and aims to critically discuss border concepts and their applications. This multilingual event is aimed at academics in the humanities and social sciences.>>
9 May–10 June 2016, on-campus week in Norrköping 23–27 May
Course Director: Professor Peo Hansen;
Lecturers: Professor Peo Hansen, Professor Stefan Jonsson, Professor Charles Woolfson, Associate Professor Branka Likic-Brboric, Associate Professor Anders Neergaard and Research Fellow Anna Bredström>>
The book Interculturalism and Multiculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines (edited by N. Meer, T. Modood & R. Zapata-Barrero) is now published with Edinburgh University Press (distributed in North & South America by Oxford University Press USA). It explores the critical debate between multicultural and intercultural approaches in both political theory and practice.>>
This workshop is organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT). It will be held at the 13th IMISCOE annual conference in Prague, 30 June - 2 July 2016.>>
The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) in Vienna is organizing the 5th Young Scholars Forum (YSF) on Central and South East Europe.>>
Migration Research Center at Koç University - International Summer School 2016
Forced Migration: Old Phenomenon, New Challenges - July 11-21, 2016
The Call for Applications is now open. Submissions are due by midnight GMT on April 29, 2016.>>
The Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) of Antwerp University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher (80% - 100%) with research experience in the following themes: migration, integration, and refugees. The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to design and carry out a research proposal that focuses on ‘migration and/or integration of refugees’. He/she will have experience with preferably both quantitative and qualitative research. Especially candidates with a strong profile who can apply for an ERC Starting Grant are encouraged to apply.>>
The Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford is Europe’s leading department in the study of a broad range of sociological research in social stratification and work, demography, education, health, family, political sociology, ethnicity and immigration, criminology, and social movements. The Department is dedicated to educating the next generation, with a variety of fully-funded scholarships to allow prospective students to work on their PhD (DPhil) free of charge and develop unsurpassed career perspectives.>>
The first NCCR Summer School will take place in Neuchatel, Switzerland, from 22 to 26 August 2016. It will be dedicated to methodological questions and challenges connected with measuring discrimination of minorities at large. Particular emphasis will be placed on methods such as correspondence testing, factorial survey experiments, implicit association tests and surveys. Leading experts in the field of discrimination studies will present a wide range of approaches and tools to help doctoral and postdoctoral students expand their understanding of discrimination.>>
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded two ERC Consolidator Grants to MACIMIDE researchers Valentina Mazzucato and Maarten Vink. Valentina receives the grant for her project ‘Mobility trajectories of young lives: Life chances of transnational youths in Global South and North’ and Maarten for his project ‘Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition’. These highly prestigious individual subsidies of up to a maximum of €2 million will enable the two researchers to further expand their scientific research and to hire new researchers for a period of five years.
The Erasmus University Rotterdam is offering two PhD positions in an interdisciplinary research project 'Sport and National Identity: Changing Citizenship and the Global Battle for Talent'. In this research the focus is on the changing ideas on citizenship and legitimization of nationality in relation to sport.>>
The University of Deusto would like to announce the opening of a call to recruit 8 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers as part of the DIRS-COFUND action.>>
Post Doctorate positions at the Faculty of Culture and Society (KS) and the Faculty of Health and Society (HS) at Malmö University, Sweden.
Application deadline: 14 March 2016>>
"Migration and Social Inequality" in Oslo, Aug 11-12, 2016
The Office of Research – Innocenti (OoR) seeks an experienced researcher who will assist the Office in developing and executing a research programme on children and migration. The new research area would relate to the Office's overall work on child wellbeing, child rights and child protection, aiming to enhance knowledge and evidence about the impacts of various forms of mobility on children. It will also connect to various other parts of UNICEF who are engaged on issues related to migration. This position offers an exciting opportunity to build a research programme within UNICEF and to engage closely with researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and other actors who rely on evidence to improve outcomes for children.
University of Luxembourg
In cooperation with UniGR-Center for Border Studies (UniGR-CBS)
Every two years the European conference of the Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) is organized and offers a platform to scientists in the field of Border Studies. After taking place in Finland/Russia (2014), the University of Luxembourg will host the ABS Europe-conference in 2016.>>
Cesvi is searching for partners willing to join the project “Inclusive schools for inclusive communities” to be submitted under the ERASMUS+ programme, Key Action 2 - Strategic partnerships in the field of school education, within the deadline 31st March 2016. The project focuses on tackling early school leaving of children with a migrant background as a key strategy to build an inclusive Europe. Only concerned and interested partner organizations, are invited to submit their interest to take part by 23rd February 2016.
Project title: “Inclusive schools for inclusive communities”>>
By focusing simultaneously on housing, language acquisition, training and work, public authorities will minimise the amount of valuable time lost in integrating asylum migrants. This is stated in the Policy Brief No time to lose: from reception to integration of asylum migrants, a joint publication of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP), the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) and the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).>>
Anders Hellström, Associate Professor in Political Science at Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity, and Welfare, has recently published a new book entitled: Trust Us. Reproducing the Nation and the Scandinavian Nationalist Populist Parties (Berghahn Books). Please note that for the next 30 days a 50% discount is offered in case you want to purchase the book. Code HEL279 can be used when an order is placed via book webpage. Simply enter the code at checkout.>>
Kraków, 3-4 June 2016
Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
The presence of families in migration streams is a crucial topic of the political, social and public debates. As researchers, scholars and practitioners witnessing the lives of migrant families, we have both the power and obligation to contribute to a salient discussion on important social issues.
This call for papers has been inspired by two strands of research interests. Our first and most evident inspiration originates from our work and cooperation within the research project - Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and every-day life of Polish families living in Polish-Norwegian transnationality (Transfam) which has been led by the Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University between 2013 and 2016. Our second broader aim responds to the current European migration crisis.>>
The conference is organized by the Pedro Arrupe Human Rights Institute at the University of Deusto in the framework of the INTEGRIM (Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies) research training program in conjunction with the Scribani Network's bi-annual conference.
To register, please click here. Early bird is granted until 21st March. Regular registration runs from 21st March to 21st June.
For more information about the programme, please visit the conference website.
Ikerbasque - the Basque Foundation for Science has launched a new call offering positions for postdoctoral researchers. The Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto is willing to support the application of those researchers interested in working in any of the research lines of the Institute.
If your application is endorsed by the Institute (results will be given on 18th March), you will be required to fill in the online application form of the Ikerbasque call, that you will find at the Ikerbasque website.
The workshop addresses how inequalities in provisions of welfare across states have impacted migration flows. Explanations of migration predominantly focus on regional (spatial) inequalities in terms of income and employment. As such, they miss out the potentially important role of differences in welfare regimes in destination and origin countries in affecting migration decisions, and hence, their potentially crucial role in attracting and retaining migrants. Therefore, the workshop aims to assess the role of welfare systems in both countries of origin and destination on migration patterns (macro level) and migration aspirations and decision‐making process (micro level) within and towards Europe.>>
The EUI has a vacancy for a Research Assistant in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
A position has been created for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the ERC-funded project 'EU Border Care' directed by Prof. Vanessa Grotti. 'EU Border Care' is a comparative anthropological study of maternity care services and undocumented motherhood on Europe’s external borders in 4 EU Member States (France, Greece, Italy and Spain). The candidate, under the supervision of Prof. Grotti, will be in charge of running the project work package dedicated to Greece: (s)he will organise and conduct field research in Greece, specifically the maternity care services in the North Aegean and Athens, process and analyse data, and collaborate in the dissemination activities of the project.
Conference Theme: “Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis”
Date: Thursday, 09th June 2016; Venue: Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY
Key Note Speaker: Professor Alexander Betts (University of Oxford, Director of the Refugee Study Centre)
The University of Sheffield Postgraduate Migration Research Network invites submission for the 2nd Conference on Migration. This one-day intensive research conference aims at looking beyond the mediatised refugee crisis by exploring issues about migration and development, evolution of migration policies, challenges encountered in researching migration and representations of migrants.>>
CALL FOR PAPERS
IMISCOE Annual Conference, Prague 30 June –2 July 2016
Workshop convened by the IMISCOE Research Initiative “INTEGRATION IN TURBULENT CONTEXTS -Analysing the impact of exogenous factors on integration dynamics and intergroup relations”
“The effects of the external shocks on integration”>>
13TH IMISCOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, PRAGUE, JUNE 30-JULY 2, 2016
‘MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT’
Session: Perceived ethnic diversity: empirical results, theoretical issues, methodological approaches
Organiser: IMISCOE Research Group “Diversity, Migration and Social Cohesion (Div/Mig/Soc)”
Chair: Aneta Piekut (Sheffield Methods Institute, the University of Sheffield)
TRANSMIG -Transnational Practices in Migration research group within IMISCOE Research Network
Call for Participation
HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS: A FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA
Workshop at the 13th IMISCOE Conference in Prague (30 June –2 July 2016)
Organiser: Maja Povrzanović Frykman (MIM/GPS, Malmö University and Agderforskning)>>
This workshop will take place during the 13th Annual IMISCOE Conference that takes place in Prague from 30 June to 2 July 2016. In it we further develop on the crucial dynamic of representations of “the other” in the media, the public sphere and new forms of politics.
The current economic and financial crisis has been replaced by the so-called refugee-crisis. Although it can be discussed who has the crisis, the refugees, the countries in conflict or Europe itself the crisis thus re-articulates and strengthens distinctions between wanted/unwanted, deserving and undeserving groups and subsequently also revisits positions in relation to recognition and redistribution discourses, politics and positions. While ethnic and demographic diversification is welcomed by some, there is a growing concern about the effects of immigration on the economy and on welfare.>>
University of Bern (Switzerland)
Wednesday, 27 April and Thursday, 28 April 2016
More information on: http://nccr-onthemove.ch/home/.
This two-day workshop, to be held at University of Bern (Switzerland), discusses how current migration challenges could be resolved through the concept of multilayered governance (MLG).As counter project to constitutionalism and statehood, MLG transforms through constructivist “layering” and “blurring” one-directional hegemonies such as (host) state control over migration law. By adding layers (regional, supranational, multilateral) to the national ones, MLG re-engages with reciprocity, invites plural values, construes flexible structures and points to the prospect of a plural identity for international migration law, one which respects ‘othering’—particularly sending states and migrants.>>
Europe is experiencing the mass movements of displaced people in a way that it has largely been immune from for decades. In the latest issue of Forced Migration Review, various authors throw legal, practical, moral and experiential light on a variety of the multifarious issues and manifestations that make up this ‘migration crisis’.
Forced Migration Review issue 51, on ‘Destination: Europe’, is now online at www.fmreview.org/destination-europe
The IMISCOE Research Initiative “Refugees in European Localities: Reception, Perceptions and Policies” organizes a research panel on “Refugee reception: From uncertainty to innovation” during the IMISCOE Annual Conference in Prague (30 June – 2 July 2016).
Albeit to greatly varying extents the European Union’s member states are confronted with unpredictable arrivals of refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. In spite formal agreements on a joint European approach, the Union appears unable to act accordingly thus adding to confusion, a widespread sense of emergency. Among others this leads to ad-hoc policy making.>>
9 May–10 June 2016, on-campus week in Norrköping 23–27 May
Course Director: Professor Peo Hansen
This course interrogates the current ‘refugee crisis’; and as such it sets out by scrutinizing to what extent this is actually an accurate rubric in the first place.>>
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