2010


EUROPE

EQUAL IS NOT ENOUGH CONFERENCE

01/12/2010–03/12/2010, Antwerp, Belgium

The second 'Equal is not enough' Conference organized by the Policy Research Centre on Equal Opportunities (PRCEO) seeks to contribute to the understanding of the causes, consequences and underlying dynamics of inequalities, as well as to the understanding of contemporary policies to combat them. In challenging differences and inequalities in contemporary societies, the conference addresses different grounds of inequality, such as gender, ethnicity, sexual preference, disability, class and age, and also focuses on the comparison and intersection that can be drawn between them. It does so in four different streams, paying particular attention to law, public policies, organisations and the life course as such.

For more information and registration, please click here.

EUROPE

15TH INTERNATIONAL METROPOLIS CONFERENCE: JUSTICE AND MIGRATION - THE PARADOXES OF BELONGING

04/10/2010–08/10/2010, Den Haag, the Netherlands

The International Metropolis Project (www.metropolis.net) is a forum for bridging research, policy and practice on migration and diversity. The Project aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on migration and diversity issues, and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organizations.

For more information and registration, please visit: http://www.metropolis2010.org/?pid=214

GERMANY Training

BERLIN INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONGRESS

01/10/2010–04/10/2010, Berlin

“Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalised World: Moving Towards an International Consensus”

Taking place on the 20th anniversary of German Reunification, the conference will provide a forum for an interdisciplinary analysis of salient issues with the fields of human rights and democracy. It will explore developments in these areas over the past two decades and consider the key issues shaping discussions at the international level today. The congress will consist of lectures, debates, and panel discussions featuring expert speakers from international politics, international development, diplomacy, academia, civil society, and the private sector. The audience will include students and scholars, diplomatic and political representatives, journalists and civil society practitioners, from across the world. An audience in excess of 150 is anticipated.

Organisation: The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
The congress is being held in cooperation with Amnesty International Germany, Dubrovnik International University, and the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

For more information: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/index.php?en_conferences_bihrc_speakers

EUROPE

EUROPEAN MIGRATION AND ASYLUM POLICIES: COHERENCE OR CONTRADICTION?

08/09/2010–10/09/2010, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain

The University Institute for Migration Studies of the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid will organize the upcoming 2010 International Scribani Conference on the topic of European Migration and Asylum policies: Coherence or Contradiction? – An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of the EU Summits of Tampere (1999), The Hague (2004) and Stockholm (2009), in Spain. Being aware of the significance of the new challenges raised by the European asylum and immigration policy, the Scribani Network is launching this conference on the following subject: an evaluation of European immigration and asylum policies from an interdisciplinary point of view. Therefore, contributions from sociology, anthropology, economy, law, political science, etc. are expected. 

For more information, please click here.

EUROPE

LEGAL AND ILLICIT IMMIGRATION: THEORY, EMPIRICS, AND POLICY

30/07/2010–31/07/2010, Bonn, Germany

This workshop organized by the IZA aims at taking stock of theoretical and empirical research on both legal and illicit migration and migration policies. This call for papers welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions in the following broad topics in country-level or cross-country perspectives: causes, consequences of legal and illegal migration flows; voluntary and forced international displacement of individuals such as through trafficking, economic / political shocks, and natural disasters; national and multinational policy experiences, options, and adoption patterns.

Submission deadline: February 15th, 2010

For further information, please click here.

EUROPE Miscellaneous

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FORCED MIGRATION

05/07/2010–23/07/2010, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Applications are invited for this year’s International Summer School in Forced Migration, to be held at Wadham College, Oxford. Now in its 21st year, the course offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.

for more information, see: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/index.html?teaching_summer

EUROPE Training

MIGRATIONS: RETHINKING CONTEMPORARY MIGRATION EVENTS

24/06/2010–26/06/2010, Telc, Czech Republic

There is not a single migration; there are multiple migrations – experiences, practices and institutions leading to various forms and consequences of modern trans-state mobility. In the social sciences, the settler’s perspective is being preferred and considered the norm. We are looking for ways to creatively deal with this ambivalence instead of disregarding it. The project is here to boost critical thinking about the contemporary world, and to examine and re-consider politics and practices rooted in the nation-state based legal norms and the perspective of the homesteader.

for more information, please see:  http://ivris.fss.muni.cz/migrations/konf2010/?sekce=page&operace=view&id=12

EUROPE

CITIZENSHIP WITHOUT COMMUNITY

10/05/2010, London, Great Britain

This workshop - organised by the Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance, Open University, the Enacting European Citizenship (ENACT) FP7 project, and the BISA Poststructural Politics Working Group - seeks to unpack what it means to act politically by examining the relationship between citizenship, mobility and community in global politics. Specifically, it will seek to bring together recent works on ‘acts’ of citizenship (Isin and Nielsen, 2008) and on ‘citizenship without community’ (Balibar, 2004), and to explore how mobility reframes what it means to act politically. The workshop will focus on a range of sites through which citizenship is enacted ‘anew’, and will consider the implications of such enactments for our understanding of political community.

For further information, please visit this link.

EUROPE Miscellaneous

AN ALTERNATIVE SELF-REPRESENTATION? ETHNIC MINORITY IN MEDIA, BETWEEN HEGEMONY AND RESISTANCE

18/03/2010–19/03/2010, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, Poitiers (France)

This international conference focuses on people who experience deterritorialisation and reterritorialisation and who develop or sustain distinct identities and social relations within and across nation-states, through ethnic minority media. The purpose is to understand the growing role of mediated communication in defining meanings, uses and appropriations of cultural, religious and social space. It aims to analyse, within the framework of ethnic minority media, the perception of the feeling of belonging, the collective (re)presentation of the Self, as well as the cultural and religious practices. The central question is : what role the ethnic minority media play in imagining and mobilising new communities of belonging, or transforming them in the context of globalisation and cultural diversity ?

For more information, please see: http://www.minoritymedia.eu/spip.php?article1939&lang=fr

note: registration necessary by February 28th

EUROPE Miscellaneous

UNDERSTANDING THE DYNAMICS OF MIGRATION: FAMILY, GENERATIONS AND INEQUALITIES

11/03/2010–12/03/2010, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Italy

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced studies is presenting a conference emphasising the role of family, generations and intergenerational relations. With contribution from scholars of different disciplines working on migration, the conference aims to reach a better understanding of ethnic inequalities and immigrants' integration.

For more information see: http://www.eui.eu/SeminarsAndEvents/Index.aspx?eventid=53263

EUROPE Miscellaneous

TACKLING POVERTY AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION WITH EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN ADULT LEARNING

04/03/2010–05/03/2010, United Kingdom

This conference aims at bringing together ~ 100 European Educators from the field of non formal adult education in order to exchange educational knowledge and share practice in civic and human rights educational work for social excluded/disadvantaged people from various european countries. DARE - the european network for democracy and human rights education - will use the opportunity of the European Year for combating Poverty and Social Exclusion to raise awareness among adult educators from all over Europe for the educational tasks connected to tackle poverty and social exclusion as well as communicate the work and needs being done in this section of non formal adult education towards the level of the European Union. The conference is also the starting point for various NGO activities in Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights all over Europe.

For more information, see:

http://www.2010againstpoverty.eu/calendarofevents/events/event16.html?langid=en

EUROPE

INVISIBLE WOUNDS - DIGNITY AND VULNERABILITY: MIGRANTS HOMELESS INTEGRATION THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSIVE SOLIDARITY

24/02/2010–26/02/2010, Greece

More than 15 organisations of the Greece, co-working with organisations of ten other EU countries, are preparing this event. We welcome, from divers EU countries 120 participants who will be co-working in plenary sessions and workshops sessions, exhibitions, posters sessions about the following themes:

Human rights and respect for the dignity of migrants; health and mental health: invisible wounds as a consequence of traumatic experiences, present difficulties and humiliations and absence of hope for the future; participation and employment: migrants as a resource for building society and insuring sustainable development; integration home & community: no social cohesion and new multi-ethnic community without respect for diversity; invisible wounds as consequence of pressure for assimilation.

For more information, see: http://www.2010againstpoverty.eu/calendarofevents/events/event18.html?langid=en

EUROPE

CITIZENSHIP ACQUISITION BY FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN EUROPE

24/02/2010–24/02/2010, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

This seminar discusses that citizenship acquisition is often seen as a crucial step in the process of integrating immigrants in host societies. Whereas increasingly more precise comparative information is available about the differences in citizenship policies across European states, we know very little about the systematic effects of these differences. Do more inclusive citizenship policies indeed lead to higher rates of citizenship acquisition among immigrant groups? This seminar aims to analyze the question why some immigrants are more likely to acquire host country citizenship across European states than others. 

For more information, click here 

EUROPE Training

IMISCOE PHD WINTER SCHOOL

23/02/2010–26/02/2010, Lisbon, Portugal

The IMISCOE PhD Winter School is looking for PhD students in the field of migration studies. The Winter School will be hosted by the Centro de Estudos Geográficos (CEG) of the University of Lisbon and the Centro de Estudos de Sociologia (CESNOVA) of the Nova University of Lisbon. The organisers aim to increase the research competence of PhD students in the domain of migration analysis by bridging theory and practice. The Winter School will explore novel methods of research such as comparative analysis, specific applications of ethnographic approaches and fieldwork methods comprising direct observation and analysis grids, cartographic and GIS applications. It will also provide focused analysis of urban places that have been created and appropriated through joint action by immigrants, their offspring and the indigenous population. 

See call for application: http://www.imiscoe.org/training/documents/IMISCOE_PhDWinterSchool-callforparticipation-final.pdf 

EUROPE Miscellaneous

INTEGRATING CITIES: TOWARDS A SHARED VISION FOR MIGRANT INTEGRATION IN EUROPEAN CITIES

22/02/2010, London, England

The conference will bring together senior politicians, service providers, academics, refugee and migrant community groups and the private sector organisations from across Europe to debate integration of immigrants in urban areas. During the conference the European City Charter promoting equalities and integration of migrants will be signed by European Mayors.

for further information and registration forms, please see http://www.eukn.org/eukn/meetings/2010/02/IV-Integrating-Cities-conference_1004.html

EUROPE Training

EUROPEAN CITY SEMINARS 2010: "ETHNICITY IN THE CITY"

16/02/2010–21/02/2010, Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Krakow, Poland

The Multicultural Centre Prague (website European City), Insitute for Public Affairs, Villa Decius Association and Rejs e.V. (magazine Plotki) invite researchers, journalists and artists to participate in a unique project that will deal with ethnic themes in central European cities. The outcome of this project will contain several case studies and media material as photo series, audiovisual recordings etc.

Besides the seminar in the Czech Republic and Poland, two further optional seminars include research in Slovakia and Austria, as well as in Berlin. These take place in May and June of 2010, respectively. 

For further information see: http://www.migrationonline.cz/calendar/?x=2205791

EUROPE

THE IMPACT OF DIASPORAS: CONNECTION, CONTESTATION, CONVERGENCE

21/01/2010–18/03/2010, Oxford, UK

Arising from flight to escape violent conflict or from migration for betterment, diasporas are among the most prominent and controversial manifestations of increased globalization. Few communities now seem unbound from their distant members and this connectivity has significant consequences for the world order. 

In a research proposal submitted to the Leverhulme Trust, we identify three fundamental dynamics that animate the formation of diasporas and shape their impacts - connectedness, contestationand convergence. 

Our aim in the research programme and in this seminar series is to investigate through comparative examples the social, economic, political and cultural impacts of diaspora:  what are these impacts; why, how, where and when do particular impacts arise; and who initiates and experiences these impacts?

Seminars are held every Thursday 14.00 - 15.30

For more information, please visit: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/seminars-and-lectures/

EUROPE Training

REMESO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN MIGRATION, ETHNICITY AND SOCIETY

18/01/2010–26/02/2010, Linköping University, Sweden

The REMESO Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society offers courses for Swedish and international postgraduate students (PhD or MA) that address a variety of theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives on international migration. Courses are taught by REMESO staff and international guest lecturers. The topic of the training will be International Migration, Ethnicity and Gender: Intersectional Perspectives on Labour, Power, and Citizenship. Further training dates analysing other topics will take place in September-October 2010 and November-December 2010.

For more information see: http://www.isv.liu.se/remeso/remeso-graduate-school?l=en 


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