2013


GREAT BRITIAN Miscellaneous

THEORIZING THE EVOLUTION OF EUROPEAN MIGRATION SYSTEMS (THEMIS) CONFERENCE

24/09/2013–26/09/2013, Oxford

Why do some migrants set off the movement of thousands of people, while others are followed only by a few, or remain virtually alone in the destination country? Some answers can be found in the variation in economic and social conditions in different places. Another vital part of the puzzle relates to the historical, social and cultural practices of migration: those who move now are following in the footsteps of those who left before. This conference examines how enduring patterns of migration emerge, are sustained and decline; the mechanisms by which the migration processes of yesterday influence those of today; and the role of the migrant as a social actor in the face of these historical and social processes.

The conference will take an inter-disciplinary approach to migration dynamics drawing on comparative studies of international and internal migration processes and will include contributions covering both origin and destination countries/regions.

For further information see: http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/research-projects/themis/conference2013

GREAT BRITIAN Miscellaneous

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – WITHIN AND BEYOND CITIZENSHIP: LIVED EXPERIENCES OF CONTEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP

11/04/2013–12/04/2013, Oxford

This is the first of two international symposia investigating the relationship between legal status, rights and belonging. The symposia are jointly organised by the RSC with the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. 

For further information see: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/legal-status-international-symposia

GREAT BRITIAN Miscellaneous

MIGRATION: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT,  NEW FRONTIERS

10/04/2013–13/04/2013, London

Interdisciplinary conference on migration jointly organised by the NORFACE Research Programme on Migration and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) at UCL

For further information see: http://www.norface-migration.org/sites/index.php?site=5&page=1

BELGIUM Miscellaneous

ACCESS TO CITIZENSHIP AND ITS IMPACT ON IMMIGRATION INTEGRATION: EU FINAL EVENT

22/02/2013, Brussels

What are the effects of citizenship acquisition on the integration of immigrants? What are the major opportunities and obstacles for immigrants to become citizens across the EU? What can European institutions and civil society do to promote naturalisation in European countries? Academic researchers, government and civil society will obtain data, comparative analyses and practical guidelines on how to evaluate policy outcomes, set targets and good governance standards, and assess the prospective impact of policy changes.

The main goals of the ACID project are to explore the links between acquisition of nationality and the integration processes and to encourage effective measures for facilitating immigrants' access to citizenship in the EU. Research results will be disseminated through an interactive website, 10 national handbooks, 4 comparative reports based on the indicators and a final European-level report. ACIT will also highlight changes in citizenship laws and implementation that have improved integration in practice and it will provide policy recommendations to reinforce EU indicators on active citizenship and to develop an EU module on "Citizenship and Integration."

For further information and registration see: http://www.migpolgroup.com/events_detail.php?id=385

BELGIUM Miscellaneous

TACKLING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE: PREVENTION, PROTECTION, PROSECUTION

30/01/2013, Brussels

Human trafficking is an increasingly disturbing phenomenon in Europe with terrible consequences for victims, the majority of whom are forced into prostitution, street crime, domestic servitude and other forms of labour exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are approximately 880,000 victims of forced labour, including forced sexual exploitation, within the EU. The most vulnerable members of society are targeted with women and girls making up nearly 80% of the victims and three-quarters trafficked for sexual exploitation. As well as devastating the lives of individuals, this crime has far-reaching implications for the social, economic and organisational fabric of every affected community in Europe.

Human trafficking is an increasingly disturbing phenomenon in Europe with terrible consequences for victims, the majority of whom are forced into prostitution, street crime, domestic servitude and other forms of labour exploitation. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are approximately 880,000 victims of forced labour, including forced sexual exploitation, within the EU. The most vulnerable members of society are targeted with women and girls making up nearly 80% of the victims and three-quarters trafficked for sexual exploitation. As well as devastating the lives of individuals, this crime has far-reaching implications for the social, economic and organisational fabric of every affected community in Europe.

For further information see: http://publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/DA30-PPE2.php

SWITZERLAND Miscellaneous

A RIGHTS-BASED, GENDER-EQUITABLE APPROACH TO THE REGIONAL GOVERNANCE OF MIGRATION: AN ELUSIVE OR ACHIEVABLE PROSPECT?

15/01/2013, Geneva

Solutions to the challenges of international labour migration are typically sought at the global level. But in practice, most developments related to migration governance have taken place at the national, bilateral and regional levels. The past few decades have seen many initiatives to remove barriers to intra-regional labour movements in Asia, Africa and Latin America. These have often had more ambitious, rights-based goals—at least on paper—than similar projects in developed regions. Yet implementation of these initiatives has been slow or non-existent, and often triggered other difficulties for migrants.

This policy forum brings together a panel of experts from diverse fields and professional experience to discuss the status quo and future potential of the regional governance of migration.

For further information and registration see: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BD6AB/%28httpEvents%29/3261850A7254DA76C1257AC900406A1E?OpenDocument&category=Flyer

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