2012


FRANCE Film Festival

11TH INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF PARIS

19/02/2013–26/02/2013, Paris

Aimed at the general public, the goal of the festival is to raise awareness and promote education in film in schools and among young people. Every year many new films or previews are shown. The festival also contributes substantially to the variety of films that are shown each year as the majority of its productions are not normally screened in Ile de France.

For further information see: http://www.festival-droitsdelhomme.org/paris/

ENGLAND Miscellaneous

CONFERENCE TURKISH MIGRATION IN EUROPE - PROJECTING THE NEXT 50 YEARS

07/12/2012–09/12/2012, London

Organized by Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies, London Centre for Social Studies, Turkish Migration Studies Group at Oxford University.
The conference aims at elaborating the patterns of Turkish migration, future prospects, and potential challenges in a changing Europe. It also aims to open up the discussion by including the internal and international migration nexus as well as diverse and potentially competing destination countries as part of the broader Turkish transnational migration experience. Hence it aims to bring new perspectives on mobility and possibilities of (re-)configuration of policies.

For further information see: http://www.turkishmigration.net

ENGLAND Miscellaneous

RSC 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE: UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL REFUGEE POLICY

06/12/2012–07/12/2012, Oxford

Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
This conference provides a forum for a critical discussion on ‘Understanding Global Refugee Policy’ by bringing together academics, policy makers, practitioners, advocates and displaced people to engage in a debate on how we might begin to make sense of and conceptualise the global refugee policy process. It seeks to explore the nature, content and implications of ‘global refugee policy’ with questions such as: What is ‘global refugee policy’? How can we theorise global refugee policy? What factors explain variation both in the motivations for policies, and in outcomes? To what extent do the diverse interests and priorities of key stakeholders shape global refugee policy, and to what effect?
Call for papers: Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to Heidi El-Megrisi by 1 July 2012 at the latest.

For further information see: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/thirtieth-anniversary-conference

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Film Festival

PRAVO LJUDSKI FILM FESTIVAL

07/11/2012–12/11/2012, Sarajevo

Pravo Ljudski promotes personal rights and freedoms, democratic values and a non-discriminatory approach as a basis for affecting the public opinion on human rights and equality. Moreover, Pravo Ljudski aims to empower every individual and youth particularly to actively participate in public life. By presenting socially responsible and committed art forms and cinema from around the world, discussions and debates and promotion of civic activism and engagement, this festival addresses topics and problems from our everyday lives in an informal setting, thus developing space for focused debate and civic action.
Pravo Ljudski is committed to the development of critical citizenship through independent human rights cinema and socially engaged creative documentary film. They are committed to the plurality of truth and believe in critical, poetic, illuminating art forms embracing the beauty of differences and questioning different forms of power relations and discrimination. Pravo Ljudski was awarded with the prestigious Farah Tahirbegovic award in 2010, for its contribution in the field of culture, its devotion to human rights promotion, and selfless acting and volunteerism.
The main film festival takes place in Sarajevo. Film screenings will also be organised in several cities across Bosnia and Herzegovina (Pravo Ljudski Off).

For further information see: http://www.pravoljudski.org/

HUNGARY Film Festival

VERZIO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

06/11/2012–10/11/2012, Budapest

The only human rights documentary film festival in Hungary, Verzio, has been organized by Verzio Film Foundation and OSA since 2004. Its program addresses a wide range of issues, including: political oppression, civil conflicts, terrorism, minorities, refugees, women's rights, trafficking, and children's rights.
Besides showcasing some of the most recent documentaries in the field, Verzio - through its workshops, retrospectives and student screenings - works towards creating a forum where films are examined creatively and critically.

For further information see: http://www.verzio.org/

SWEDEN Training

COURSE ON MIGRATION AND LABOUR IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

22/10/2012–23/11/2012, Norrköping

Remeso Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.
This course aims to provide an understanding of the barriers to decent work and protected labour standards in the global and European economy. Empirically, it examines the wider political economy of neo-liberalism, especially in the context of post-communist societies. These broader changes are in turn linked to the issue of migration, as labour from Eastern Europe has migrated to the core European Union older member states bringing different experiences and assumptions regarding labour standards and industrial relations.
The courses are offered to postgraduate students (PhD or MA), no fees are charged.

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

SWEDEN Training

MIGRATION AND LABOUR, AUTUMN 2012

22/10/2012–23/11/2012, Linköping University

This course aims to provide an understanding of the barriers to decent work and protected labour standards in the global and European economy.

The courses are offered to postgraduate students (PhD or MA).
Courses comprise 5 weeks of full-time work

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

TURKEY Miscellaneous

INTERNATIONAL HRANT DINK AWARD

15/09/2012, Istambul

Every year, this award will be presented to individuals, organisations or groups that work for a free and just world free from discrimination, racism and violence, who take personal risks for achieving those ideals, who break the stereotypes and use the language of peace and by doing so give inspiration and hope to others. By means of this Award, the Hrant Dink Foundation aims to remind to all those who struggle for these ideals that their voices are heard, their works are visible, they are not alone, and also to encourage everyone to fight for their ideals.
This year winners will be announced on September 15th, 2012.

For further information see: http://www.hrantdink.org/?Detail=462

BELGIUM Training

CERTIFICATE IN EUROPEAN LAW ON IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM

07/09/2012–12/07/2013, Brussels

Université Libre de Bruxelles
This programme will be of interest to persons who wish to acquire a special knowledge in immigration and asylum law, for instance civil servants, advocates or persons working for NGOs, and in particular researchers, PhD students and other students, who frequently confront the complex legal dimension of immigration and asylum in their work or studies. This programme is organised by the “Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe” founded in 1999 with the support of the Odysseus Programme of the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Institute for European Studies of Brussels University (ULB).
Closing date for applications: 16th July 2012 (later applications may be considered)
Registration fee: 2500 Euros for students max. 25 years old, 3500 for PhD students or researchers remunerated by a salary or a grant and trainees, and 5000 for professionals. Persons choosing only one specialised module (immigration or asylum) will respectively pay 2000, 3000 or 4000 Euros.

For further information see: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Certificate12.html

GERMANY Training

EUROPEAN MASTER IN MIGRATION AND INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS

03/09/2012–01/09/2014, Oldenburg

The Master address issues that currently rank highly on the global agenda - and need expertise on transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary level. Migration and mobility, flight, displacement and refuge - globally and (supra)nationally discussed primarily on a policy level - touch decisive dimensions in economic and social development, demography, international relations, political theory and cultural cooperation, to name some, not all of the key areas. Sustainable answers bridging the interests of nation states (incl. their welfare systems and labour markets) with human rights, democratic values and globality have yet to be found. Research on intercultural relations and intercultural communication is closely linked to these questions and frequently key to the understanding of problems and conflict.
The deadline for submitting applications for 2012 is 15 June 2012.
4 Semesters. Credits: 120 ECTS. Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Uganda and Sudan.

For further information see: http://www.emmir.org/

NETHERLANDS Miscellaneous

IMISCOE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MOBILITY AS THE NEW PARADIGMATIC PERSPECTIVE IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES?

28/08/2012–29/08/2012, Amsterdam

Mobility seems to have become the new paradigm for social sciences. Not only for scholars working on immigration, but social sciences in general indicate a tendency to explain social phenomena by referring to different forms of mobility. A few decades ago sedentary was the norm for social scientists; individuals and groups living in stable and static contexts, mobility, in the form of immigration flows was the exception; the phenomenon to explain. Nowadays it seems the other way around. Social scientists perceive the world as constantly moving, dynamic, and changing in a global era. Now sedentary is the exception that needs to be explained. One of the questions for this conference is: is this a useful perspective for social sciences? Is it indeed the case that sedentary static groups in society are an exception or not? Is this indeed a recent phenomenon or can we find similar examples in history? And if our modern society is best characterized by hyper-mobility what are the effects of that and how should we study it? An important topic for the conference will therefore be which types of theories and concepts are analytically effective in studying Mobility?
The conference will take place at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), University of Amsterdam

For further information see: http://www.imiscoeconferences.org/

BELGIUM Training

SUMMER SCHOOL: EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND POLICY ON IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM

02/07/2012–13/07/2012, Brussels

The aim of the Summer School is to provide its participants with an comprehensive understanding of the immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal point of view. The programme is organised by the "Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe", founded with the financial support of the Odysseus Programme of the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Total tuition fees for the programme: 700 € for students till 25 years old, 800 € for NGO's and PhDs and 900 € for those in full-time employment.

For further information see: http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/odysseus/Summer2012UK.html

ENGLAND Training

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FORCED MIGRATION

02/07/2012–20/07/2012, Oxford

The summer school is aimed at mid-career or senior policy makers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and co-ordinating assistance.
In 2012 the summer school will be held at Wadham College and the Oxford Department of International Development.
Fee: £3,220.

For further information see: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/study/international-summer-school

GERMANY Exhibition

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND?

01/07/2012–31/08/2012, Berlin

This photographic exhibition and visual documentation is organizad by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre as part of the film festival Black International Cinema Berlin.
It will be seen during July and August 2012 in the foyer of the Rathaus Schöneberg in Berlin

For further information see: http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC12/bic_12.htm

GREECE Training

SUMMER SCHOOL: CULTURES, MIGRATIONS, BORDERS

28/06/2012–10/07/2012, Lesbos

Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies (IMES), University of the Aegean and University of Amsterdam.
Through seminar sessions and workshops a variety of topics will be addressed, such as political, institutional and state conceptualizations and policies, including asylum and refugee management, the production of locality or translocal spatiality in relation to boundaries and their materiality, national belonging and the deportation regimes as well as other forms of political control and power, immigrant homemaking in relation to hospitality and the negotiation of difference, and others. In addition, fieldtrips will form the basis for project preparation and presentation. Students will be able to visit and study a reception centre for refugees, experience border life and the reality of border crossing from Greece to Turkey, and learn about the cultural heritage of Lesbos.
The fees amount to 500 Euro and include accommodation and breakfast, study material, all transfers and activities within the island and across the border.

For further information see: http://www.imes.uva.nl/imes/home.cfm/E52AC161-FA1B-4217-84CBA0C953F9A0EB

GERMANY Miscellaneous

SEMINAR ON EMPLOYMENT INDICATORS

25/06/2012–26/06/2012, Berlin

The Migration Policy Group
Along with future seminars on Education and Social Inclusion and Active Citizenship, this seminar will bring together 90-95 experts; representatives from civil society, policymakers and statistical experts who will bring their combined expertise and insights to the table. All participants will have first-hand working knowledge of producing, analysing and using indicators on employment.
A first set of workshops will address the impact of different migration and integration policies, immigrant populations, and general policies and contexts. Participants will engage the longer term implications of these findings.
The second set of workshops will address the current and future policy options and data sources.
Plenary sessions will introduce participants to the recent achievements on indicators at EU and national level.
Its goal is to analyse if the difference in integration realities in EU Member States is due to: (i) integration and migration policies, (ii) immigrant populations, or (iii) general contexts and policies.

For further information see: http://www.migpolgroup.com/events_detail.php?id=345

SPAIN Exhibition

DIÁLOGOS MIGRANTES, MUSEUM FOR THE HISTORY OF IMMIGRATION IN CATALONIA

17/05/2012–23/07/2012, Catalonia

This exhibition seeks to create a space for reflection and debate on the topic of migration processes. It faces immigration from a historic perspective, investigating the roots of those Spanish people who decided to emigrate in the fifties and the sixties.
The Museum of the History of Immigration in Catalonia (MhiC) is in Sant Adrià de Besòs, a town on the mouth of the river Besòs, between the city of Barcelona and the towns of Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Badalona, which form a continuous urban spread. The history of Sant Adrià is linked closely to migration. From the middle of the 19th century, industrial activity in the town increased notably. Amongst the many reasons that made Sant Adrià an attractive place for starting up industries towards the end of the 19th century were its closeness to Barcelona, the abundant water from the river Besòs, electricity, the good communications (roads, railway and tram) and the fact that land was more affordable than in Barcelona or Badalona. These factors saw the town industrialise rapidly alongside a great wave of immigration, initially coming from inland Catalonia (the first workers at the Baurier industrial complex, work on which began in Sant Adrià around 1910 , came from an already existing complex in Roda de Ter), but the town would soon expand with the arrival of more people coming from the areas of Valencia, Aragon, Murcia and Andalusia.

For further information see: http://www.mhic.net/

SPAIN Film Festival

CINE MIGRATORIO

10/05/2012–13/05/2012, Santander

Cine Migratorio is a migration-themed film festival that takes place in Santander, Spain. The Festival aims to present a program of artistically accomplished, thematically challenging and stimulating films about migration to students, migrants, Santander residents, and anyone interested. Its goal is that the films will incite reflection and discussion about migration, but also about the power of film to capture mobility in a modern age. It includes all film genres (feature, short, documentary, experimental, animation) and do not endorse any one political stance on migration issues. Cine Migratorio endeavors to screen films that explore a wide range of migration-related themes and issues, from the way in which economic and social forces that drive migration cross as many borders as migrants themselves, to personal migration stories, to films less directly concerned with migration but still resonant with its effects and contexts. In addition to screenings, Cine Migratorio will feature lectures, workshops, live music, and other events.

For further information see: http://www.cinemigratorio.org/

EUROPE Miscellaneous

LAUNCH OF IMMIGRANT CITIZENS SURVEY

09/05/2012

The Immigrant Citizens Survey, investigating how immigrants experience integration in 15 European cities was launched in Brussels. It aims to test whether integration policies matched the hopes and needs of immigrants across Europe. Carried out in 15 different cities in 7 different countries, the ICS points to areas where immigrant voices and perspectives have been missing from the debate about integration policy. The ICS survey brought together scientific partners, national civil society actors and aims to 1. Increase knowledge of immigrants' needs, experiences, and aspirations- and of policy impacts. 2. Assist policy actors in creating more effective integration policies and addressing the other factors that influence the integration process. 3. Demonstrate the value of surveying immigrants for informing policies and public discourse.

For further information see: http://www.migpolgroup.com/news_detail.php?id=213

GERMANY Film Festival

XXVII BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN

02/05/2012–06/05/2012, Berlin

Black International Cinema Berlin is an intercultural and interdisciplinary festival, presenting the contributions of international filmmakers, artists and engaged people with diverse cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.
The festival focuses on presenting works from African Diaspora as well as contributions dealing with intercultural themes and perspectives. Black International Cinema Berlin offers a forum for the intellectual and artistic exchange and seeks to provide an oasis of inspiration and information to contribute towards a peaceful and respectful living together.
The film program will be accompanied by discussions, performances, seminars and musical presentations.

For further information see: http://www.black-international-cinema.com/BIC12/bic_12.htm

NETHERLANDS Publication

MEASURING AND MONITORING IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION IN EUROPE

13/03/2012

This book investigates the prevailing views on integration in 17 European countries, how those views are translated into national policy, and what efforts countries are making to monitor the integration processes of migrants and track them over time. The book describes the degree to which migrants participate in their 'new' country and what precisely should be understood by the term 'participation'. Because while the aim is to streamline integration policy in Europe and to base it more on common principles, ultimately integration remains primarily the responsibility of individual European countries. The EU has no competence for harmonising legislation on integration. Although the EU has formulated official definitions and descriptions of important concepts, such as the definition of what a migrant is and what the key aspects of integration are, this does not mean that countries always feel bound to apply those definitions in their specific national circumstances. Political reality and social sensitivities often lead countries to their own choices, definitions and interpretation of concepts.
Authors: Rob Bijl & Arjen Verweij (eds.)
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research

For further information see: http://www.scp.nl/english/content.jsp?objectid=28297

CZECH REPUBLIC Film Festival

ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

06/03/2012–15/03/2012, Prague

One World is firmly established as one of premier cultural and media events in the Czech Republic. It presents films from all around the globe and seeks to promote the best quality documentary film-making on social and political issues.
The program of the festival not only includes the highest quality documentary films that were completed in the previous year and received awards at prestigious international festivals, but also investigative and activist films which draw attention to the most serious problems and violations of human rights peace education.

For more information click here: http://www.oneworld.cz/ow/festival/

GERMANY Training

MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW (LLM)

Frankfurt (Oder)

Protection of the Individual under International Law in times of peace and war - L.L.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
LLM Program: 3 Semesters. Credits: 90 ECTS.
There is also the possibility of the award of either a Diploma or a Certificate in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law based on shorter periods of coursework study: Diploma (60 ECTS), Certificate (30 ECTS).
Start:  winter semester (October) or summer semester (April).

For further information see: http://www.rewi.europa-uni.de/de/studium/master/ihl/index.html

UNITED KINGDOM - POLAND - GERMANY - ITALY Training

MASTER OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENOCIDE STUDIES

London – Warsaw – Frankfurt (Oder) – Siena

Inter-disciplinary postgraduate degree programme involving a number of European institutions. At its heart lie a set of key questions, such as: how human rights and genocide have been conceptualised; where these ideas come from and how they have developed over time; where human rights are recognised and where they are violated; how human rights are guaranteed and protected; how human rights are challenged and undermined; how and why genocide occurs and how it might be prevented and halted.
The modular 18 month postgraduate programme is taught at the following European institutions: Collegium Civitas Warsaw, Poland; Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany; Kingston University, London, United Kingdom; and, Universitá degli Studi di Siena, Italy. Students must attend at least two of the partner institutions.
Start: Winter semestre. Credits: 90 ECTS.

For further information see: http://www.humanrightsandgenocidestudies.eu/

ENGLAND Training

MASTER IN MIGRATION STUDIES

Sussex

University of Sussex, autumn 2012
This interdisciplinary programme focuses on the widespread and diverse nature of migration around the world. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of migration studies and is aimed at those involved in or contemplating voluntary or professional work with migrants, refugees or ethnic minorities, as well as those wishing to broaden their understanding of key theories and concepts relating to migration.
1 year full time/2 years part time.
Fees: Home' UK/EU students: £4,950. Channel Island and Isle of Man students: £4,950. Overseas students: £12,300.

For further information see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2012/taught/3771/25135#tabs-2

BELGIUM Training

MASTER IN MIGRATION STUDIES

Brussels

University of Kent, autumn 2012
The programme is divided into three parts. The first part consists of compulsory modules that introduce students to key theoretical, methodological and philosophical foundations of the discipline; in the case of Migration Studies, these are: International Migration: Historical and Contemporary Perspective and Migration Studies: Theory and Research. The second part covers optional modules (electives), comprising specialist migration modules and elective modules from other disciplines, while the third part of the programme consists of the dissertation.
In keeping with the aims and objectives outlined above, the programme is designed so that students develop a knowledge of the theoretical and philosophical debates in the discipline, have access to their application in specialised modules, and develop a capacity to utilise these in their research project, the dissertation.

For further information see: http://www.kent.ac.uk/brussels/BSIS/programmes/taught/mams/structure.html

ENGLAND Publication

MIGRATION IN BRITAIN. PARADOXES OF THE PRESENT, PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

Tony Fielding, Research Professor, University of Sussex, UK
Those who need to migrate the most – perhaps due to low paid or insecure jobs – tend to actually migrate the least, while those who need to migrate the least – for example those who have secure, well-paid jobs – tend to actually migrate the most. This is one of the many paradoxes about internal migration in Britain that are explored in this book.
Developing new approaches to explain migration patterns, this book wants to appeal to academics, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students of population migration, as well as businesses concerned with housing and utilities. Anyone with a general interest in migration issues including the impacts of, and adaptation to, climate change, will find much to interest them in this insightful book.

For further information see: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/geography/showcase/recentbooks

EUROPE Publication

MIGRATION: MOVING INTO VIEW (SPRING 2012)

The NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Co-operation Agency in Europe) Research Programme on Migration is a programme of twelve transnational research projects responding to the theme Migration in Europe: Social, Economic, Cultural and Policy Dynamics.
The Spring 2012 edition - "Migration: Moving into view" - reviews a selection of exciting research taking place within the NORFACE Migration research programme.

For PDF version see: http://www.norface-migration.org/files/NORFACE_Compact_Spring_2012_for_web.pdf

EUROPE Publication

MIGRANTS IN EUROPE. A STATISTICAL PORTRAIT OF THE FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION

This publication looks at a broad range of characteristics of migrants living in the European Union and EFTA countries. It looks separately at foreign-born persons (Chapter 1), foreign citizens (Chapter 2) and the second generation (Chapter 3). It addresses a variety of aspects of the socio-economic situation of migrants including labour market situation, income distribution and poverty. The effects of different migration-related factors (i.e. reason for migration, length of residence) are examined. The situation of migrants is compared to that of the non-migrant reference population
An additional aim of this publication is to illustrate the analyses and results that can be produced using readily available data. It offers a good insight into the main harmonised European surveys (European Union Labour Force Survey — EU-LFS — and European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions — EU-SILC) as well as Eurostat migration statistics. In addition, this publication may serve to highlight where improvements to existing data would be desirable in order to better cover migrant populations. The report was developed by EUROSTAT.

For PDF version see: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-31-10-539/EN/KS-31-10-539-EN.PDF

EUROPE Miscellaneous

ASYLOS: RESEARCH FOR ASYLUM

Asylos is a NGO that provides on demand research assistance for lawyers across Europe who represent asylum seekers.
The idea behind Asylos is very simple: In many European countries legal aid is so poor that it does not allow lawyers to devote enough time or resources for thorough country of origin research when defending asylum seekers. Yet such research can determine the outcome of a case. This is where Asylos comes in: It is an international network of volunteers engaged to deliver quality research for asylum lawyers. They are motivated by the direct impact they have on individual lives and by the satisfaction of putting their varied experience and skills towards a shared vision: every refugee should have a fair opportunity to prove their case in court.

For further information see: http://www.asylos.eu/


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