Coordinators

  • Sandra Silva (CEG, IGOT-UL
  • João Sardinha (CEMRI)
  • Joana Sousa Ribeiro (CES-FEUC) 

Objectives

YAMEC Network aims to bring together researchers and stakeholders to analyse new emergent mobility flows, options and survival strategies influenced by the current economic hardships the European continent finds itself struggling with. The YAMEC Network aims to research how the hardest hit population group – that of young adults – cope with the current economic downturn, and how national policies react to these hardships. The project adopts a broad perspective, aiming to focus on issues such as:

  • Who are the crisis-influenced young adult migrants (considering variables such as: labour market sectors and skill levels; legal status and visa categories; length of stay; gender; country of origin and destination)?
  • What is the composition and profile of young adult migrant stocks and flows?
  • What countries/regions do they opt to move to or not and what factors are at play in the decision making process and forms of integration in the new environment (namely the role of politics, networks and social capital, as well as modern technologies)?
  • What are the national policy responses to these specific migration contexts?
  • What impact do these mobilities have on the sending and receiving countries/regions (remittance flows and uses; return migration; public opinion on the impact of the crisis and migration; level of social protection and access to benefits)?
  • Never before migrants, twice migrants, migrant descendants – how do these different groups respond to worsening labour market conditions and what mobility options are available to them?
  • How does mobility alter lifestyles? How do lifestyle options influence mobilities?
  • What will or might happen during recovery (demography, inflows, public opinion)?

 

Members

Name

Affiliation

Adela Ros Hijar

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Agnieszka Weinar

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence, Italy

Aija Lulle

University of Sussex, UK ou University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Aline Lima Santos

USP/UbA

Alvaro Martinez Perez

Institute for Social Sciences,  University of Sheffield, UK

Chiara Carrozza

CES, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra

Christof Van Mol

Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies or Policy Research Centre on Integration (CeMIS), Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium

Clara Rubio Ros

University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain

Cláudia Pereira

Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, ISCTE, CIES-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal

David Cairns

Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology, ISCTE, CIES-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal

Dimitris Ballas

Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK

Dorothea Mueller

University of Sussex, UK

Eda Gemi

ELIAMEP-Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy, Greece

Elena Marín Cassinello

Department of Geography, History and Humanities, University of Almería, Almería, Spain

Elizabeth Challinor

CRIA, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

Emily Beck

Political Science, Columbia University

Eva Spillmann

FLUL/Universidade de Lisboa

Fabiana Minneci

Centro de Estudos Geográficos, IGOT, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Feline Engling Cardoso

IMIS, University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Germany  

Francesca Conti

American University in Rome, Rome, Italy; ou University of Sussex, UK

Franz Gustav Buhr

IGOT-UL (Lisboa), Portugal

Gilda Amaral

Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

Giuseppe Scotto

Liverpool Business School,  Liverpool John Moores University

Jean-Michel Lafleur

Institut des Sciences humaines et sociales (CEDEM), Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Joan van Geel

Radboun University, Nimegue, The Netherlands

Joana Sousa Ribeiro

CES, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra

Joris Michielsen

Policy Research Centre for Integration, Centre for Migration and Intercultural (CeMIS), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

Juan Francisco Alvarado

Department of Economics and Management, University of Brescia, Italy

Juliana Iorio

IGOT-UL (Lisboa), Portugal

Karin Magnusson

Malmo University, Sweden

Katarzyna Growiec

University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Lois Labrianidis

Dept. of Economics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Majella Kilkey

Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

Manolis Pratsinakis

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maren Borkert

Department of Development Studies, University Vienna, Austria

Maria Angeles Rodriguez

Univ. Castilla la Mancha

Maria Cecilia Gordano

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Olga Tkach

Centre for Independent Social Research, St.Petersburg, Russia

Pablo Pumares Fernandez

Department of Geography, History and Humanities (CEMyRI), University of Almería, Almería, Spain

Panos Hatziprokopiou

University of Thessaloniki (Aristotle), Thessaloniki, Greece

Romerito Valeriano

ISEG/PUC.MG

Rosana Albuquerque

CEMRI, Universidade Aberta, Lisboa

Roxana Barbulescu

Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

Russell King

Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Sandra Ovcinikova

MISOCO - Erasmus Mundus course International Migration and Social Cohesion, Lithuania

Sónia Pires

IGOT-UL (Lisboa), Portugal

Stéphanie Condon

Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED), Paris, France 

Tracey Reynolds

London South Bank University, UK

Venetia Evergeti

University of Surrey, UK

Vera Peshkova

Institute of Sociology Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Zeynep Balci

Policy Research Centre for Integration, Centre for Migration and Intercultural (CeMIS), University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

 

Agenda of activities

The YAMEC Network aims to develop and implement a programme of research-related activities on the theme of young adult emergent mobility flows, options and characteristics as well as related employment and mobility policies and political decision-making impacting upon young people.

To accomplish its goal, the YAMEC Network sets out the following agenda:

  • Plan, prepare and implement focused meetings, workshops and conferences that bring together experts (from within and from outside IMISCOE) to work on the network theme;
  • Develop joint proposals for new research/projects to be funded externally;
  • Plan and prepare publications from existing knowledge on network specific topics.

 

Outputs

From 1.4.2013 to 31.12.2016 the YAMEC Network developed the following activities:

  • Submission of a proposal for funding in period 2013-2014 entitled “Young Adult Mobility Options and Alternatives in Times of Economic Crisis” (approved by the IMISCOE Initiative Funding 2013).
  • Inaugural workshop meeting (Workshop 22: Young Adult Mobility Options and Alternatives in Times of Economic Crisis), was held at the 10th Annual IMISCOE conference in Malmö, Sweden (August 26-27, 2013). This workshop, consisting of two sessions, included the presentation of 7 papers. This workshop was also used to introduce our future goals within the research initiatives and outline our plans for the years 2013-14.
  • Two-day workshop in Lisbon, Portugal (February 27-28, 2014) aimed at congregating researchers and stakeholders interested in issues related to the themes of our project. This workshop entitled YAMEC Network Start-up Workshop: Mobilities in Times of Economic Crisis, was used to:

1)      have participants to share their research via the presentation of papers. A total of 10 papers were presented as well as having had a keynote presentation and a concluding commentary;

2)      officially launch the YAMEC (Young Adult Mobility and Economic Crisis) Network, one of the central goals of this research initiative;

3)      discuss future endeavours, including the construction of the YAMEC Network website, the publishing of a special issue or book based on the papers presented at the Malmo and Lisbon workshops, funding initiatives and partnership collaborations and the discussion of possible themes to be presented and discussed at the upcoming 2014 IMISCOE conference in Madrid. 

  • Construction of the YAMEC Network website which is meant to serve as a base for the dissemination of network initiatives, of researchers and of research activities and outputs and can be found at: http://yamecnetwork.wix.com/yamec
  • Submission of a proposal for funding in period 2014-2015 entitled “Young Adult Mobility Options and Alternatives in Times of Economic Crisis. The Way Forward” (approved by the IMISCOE Initiative Funding 2014).
  • Workshop “Young Adults and Diverse Forms of Spatial Mobility in Times of Economic Crisis: Creating Social Cohesion and Innovation or more Inequalities?” (Session 12 at the 11th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Madrid, Spain (27-29 August 2014).
  • Workshop “The Risk of Becoming Lost: Practices and Policies on Youth Migration and Labour Market Incorporation” (Session 19 at the 12th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Geneva, Swizerland (25-27 June 2015).
  • Workshop “Precarization, Economic Crisis and the new South to North European Youth Migrations” (Session 44 at the 13th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Prague, Czech Republic (30June-2 July 2016).
  • Submission of a workshop/research panel proposal to be held at the 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Rotterdam, Holland (28-30 June 2017).