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Call for abstracts: Challenges of International Migration

Regional Studies Department, University of Economics and migrant youth organization Youth Included are jointly organizing the second international conference „Challenges of International Migraiton: Migration and Regional Development in Europe through the Eyes of Young Professionals“, which will take place 10-12 December 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.

The conference aims in the first place to ensure a unique possibility to meet for young experts from academic sphere (master and doctoral students) and practioners (NGOs, public institutions), who are working with migration in the field. Three-day event will make it possible to share the experiences and knowledge, to open a space for discussion and suggestions, and to establish the proffesional networks in the field of migration. Event will unite academic papers on migration and regional development, research findings from the fieldwork, presentations of activities from non-governmental and governmental organizations, working with the challenges of migration in Europe.

Among the key speakers:
  • Migration and gender, Petra Ezzedine, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University /SIMI Prague;
  • Aspects, what affect process of acculturation for migrants, Laura Buzinska, Central European University;
  • more to be added!

Research findings from the fieldwork:
  • Resistences from the margins: case study of Association of African women for integration at Valencia, Jana Vlastnikova, InBaze community center;
  • Human rights of the majority: theatre of suffering in an anti-refugee protest in Western Hungary​, Annastiina Callius, Amsterdam University;
  • The role of NGOs in the migrants’ integration in Greece, Magdalena Kavvadia, Athens University and Katerina Batueva, University of Economics;
  • more to be added;

Workshops from NGOs:
  • Fortress Europe: Are the Czech media flooded by a wave of xenophobic articles? People in Need Foundation – Migration Awareness Programme;
  • Migration and youth involvement, International Organization of Migration (IOM), project ACCESS – Active Citizenship: Enhancing political participation of migrant youth;
  • Exploring routes and stories of migration,Youth Included, Liudmila Kopecka;
  • more to be added!

Special panel:

“Mobility in the crisis – crisis of mobility?, Kamila Fialkowska, Institute of Social Science, Warsaw University/Centre of Migration Research in Warsaw

This panel will bring together papers form sociological and political science (but not only) perspective, which touch upon mobility of young Europeans in today’s Europe/world. Papers should contribute to the discussion about mobility in the crisis/crisis of mobility – bringing the issues of diverse forms of spatial mobility (i.e. barriers, facilitators), policies related to mobility, (multiple) inequalities, aging, transnationality and/or cosmopolitan lifestyles.

Topics for your abstracts:
  • “Defending European Fortress”: common immigration EU policy and impact on the region/country;
  • Migration patterns in Europe and their impacts on the region/country/city;
  • Legal frameworks in the European countries and their practical implementation;
  • Migrant networks and their impact on hosting and sending countries;
  • Institutions, politics and migration;
  • Migration and trade;
  • Migration and Globalization;
  • Migration and Financial Crisis;
  • Remittances, Growth and Regional Development;
  • Human capital, migrants and Regional Development;
  • Migration and integration: practices, challenges, main actors;
  • Open channel


Abstracts (maximum 300 words) accompanied by your short bio can be submitted until the 31st of October 2014 – to challengesofmigration@gmail.com

  • Academic affiliation (master, PHD program) at the time of application;
  • Professional affiliation in the field of migration (NGO, public institution);
  • Sufficient level of English.

All articles submitted and accepted for public presentation will be published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings which will have an assigned ISBN number. Selected articles will be published in related ISSN peer-reviewed journal.

The conference participation is free of charge for all participants. Accompanying persons and listeners are also welcome and the registration is necessary too. Proceed here: http://challengesofmigration2014.com/registration/

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