INTEGRIM Third Annual Conference

3rd Annual Conference of INTEGRIM Network
CITIZENSHIP IN MOTION: RESPONSES TO INCREASING TRANSNATIONALITY
20 November 2015
Venue: Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University
İstiklal Caddesi No:181, Beyoğlu, Istanbul

The world population is on the move. Along currently highly problematized asylum seeker and irregular migrant flows, a significant share of migrants are moving within confines of legal migration regulations for settlement, work, and education. Moreover, regular migration more often includes transnational activity, which challenges the current state-citizen relations as taking place in a strictly defined territorial space. Citizenship policy is becoming increasingly politicized. Changes in citizenship policy interact with state’s migration policy, internal policy and foreign policy, and introduce dilemmas when trying to accommodate interests in relations with, inter alia, diaspora, minority communities and their kin-states, and international organizations.
The aim of this conference is to address the nature of changes in perceptions and policies of citizenship, and on how these changes reflect on immigrant interaction. Issues as the centrality of the notion of nation in the understanding of citizenship, the expansion of citizenship rights across geographical space, as well as economic, cultural, and social dimensions of citizenship will be addressed at the conference to provide a comprehensive outlook on the challenges and opportunities for citizenship provided by increase in transnationality. Perceptions of citizenship must be discussed across various levels of analysis, from the individual to the society, the state, and the international community.
The conference expects presenters and participants from political science, sociology, anthropology, history, economics, law, human geography and others, encouraging interdisciplinary debates and exchange of ideas.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME:

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introductory remarks: İlke Şanlıer Yüksel, Migration Research Center at Koç University, İstanbul
9:15 – 10:30 Keynote lecture by Engin Isin, The Open University
Conventional Approaches to Citizenship Studies and their Critics
Introduction and Facilitation: İlke Şanlıer Yüksel, Koç University
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 13:00 Morning session:
Chair: Prem Kumar Rajaram, Central European University
Costica Dumbrava, Maastricht University
The Politics of Citizenship and Ethno-Demographic Survival Margit Fauser, Bielefeld University
Lifestyle Migration and Transnational Privilege: German Retirees on the Turkish Coast
Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Pompeu Fabra University
Deservingness Frames on Citizenship: Residence, Performance and Vulnerability
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Keynote lecture by Yasemin Soysal, University of Essex
Immigration, Citizenship, and Human Rights: What is New?
Introduction and Facilitation: Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:45 Afternoon session:
Chair: Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University Peo Hansen, Linköping University
EUropean Citizenship in Crisis Evren Balta, Yıldız Technical University and Ozlem Altan, Koç University
Transnational Values of Citizenship: The Case of the American Passport Marlou Schrover, Leiden University
Gender and Citizenship from a Historical Perspective

Abstracts in the Order of Talks
Engin Isin
Conventional Approaches to Citizenship Studies and their Critics
Between 1949 and 1989 T.H. Marshall’s interpretation of citizenship as a group of civil, political, and social rights more or less held sway in Euro-American social sciences. Since 1989 however critique of Marshall coincided with rapid transformations in not only Euro-American states but also in Africa, Asia, Latin and South America and the Middle East developed. It is very difficult to say whether this critique was witnessing or performing pivotal changes in how we understand citizenship. The critique overturned several of Marshall’s assumptions: that civil, political, and social rights developed in sequence, that the British experience was applicable to European and American let alone African, Asian, Middle Eastern experiences, that rights were only civil, political, and social, and that citizenship was essentially about amelioration of social class conflict. By overturning these conventional assumptions what is now considered as ‘critical citizenship studies’ began documenting that civil, political and social rights can be synchronous as well as asynchronous, dispersed as well as concentrated, and social and political struggles could involve new rights such as sexual rights, women’s rights, environmental rights, animal rights and digital rights. Moreover, critical citizenship studies documented the convergence between citizenship and human rights and how claiming rights could cross borders. Finally, critical citizenship studies also warned against taking the existing citizenship rights taken for granted as neoliberal regimes have variously eroded them. Now, after almost thirty years of this critique, we not only have a radically dynamic understanding of citizenship but also radically dynamic ways of studying it.
Panel 1
Costica Dumbrava
The politics of citizenship and ethno-demographic survival
Many countries in Europe grant preferential access to citizenship on ethno-cultural grounds. This trend overlaps with several demographic changes (low fertility rates and increased immigration/emigration) that pose serious challenges to the economic, social and cultural survival of nation states. This presentation explores the politics of ethnic citizenship in Europe through the lens of demographic changes. What is the real or expected demographic impact of preferential citizenship based on ethno-cultural grounds? To what extent have citizenship policies been used as tools for ethno-demographic survival?
Margit Fauser
Lifestyle Migration and Transnational Privilege: German Retirees on the Turkish Coast
While the classic version of modern citizenship refers to membership in a national political community and state most research on migrants’ citizenship concentrates on their situation as immigrants within their country of residence. In focus are access to formal legal citizenship as well as the social and political rights and other substantial aspects that exist for non-status citizens in many immigration countries. In this research the implications of migrants’transnational attachments and the various expressions of dual and transnational citizenship have also started to receive attention. However, when it comes to the external dimension of membership, or transnational citizenship, research is less abundant, and existing studies center around dual citizenship allowance on part of emigration states and cross-border voting rights from abroad. Other dimensions of emigrants’ transnational membership have hardly been considered.
In this contribution I propose the study of transnational membership of emigrants, considering both formal and substantial aspects. Furthermore, rather than engaging with the more marginalized groups, I consider a relatively privileged group, notably the lifestyle migrants, that constitute a crucial case to explore contemporary reconfigurations of membership in the age of global mobilities. This type of mobility constitutes part of ‘reverse migrations’, broadly speaking moving from richer to poorer countries. In empirical terms I use a case study on German senior citizen retirees who settle temporarily but also often permanently in the Turkish coastal town of Alanya. It is the aim here to explore their transnational membership that informs their privilege in cross-border as well as local perspective.
Blanca Garces Mascarenas
Deservingness frames on citizenship: residence, performance and vulnerability
In this presentation I will discuss how the boundary between citizens and non-citizens is constantly negotiated at the formal policy and discursive level. By analysing immigration and integration policies as well as current political debates on immigrants and refugees in Europe, I will consider what makes a foreigner a more or less deserving citizen. I will show how the chances to deserve depend on frames based on residence, performance and vulnerability and how these are used differently at different administrative levels and depending on different categories of immigrants.
Yasemin Soysal
Immigration, Citizenship, and Human Rights: What is New?
Panel 2
Peo Hansen
European Citizenship in Crisis
The debate over migration in the EU is no longer confined to the EU’s external asylum and migration policy. Rather—and certainly much propelled by the growing crisis-induced disparities between member states and the increasing anti-immigrant tendencies in the EU—the eroding commitment to migrants’ social incorporation can now also be seen to be catching up with the very institution of free movement in the EU itself. More and more, a formerly commended free movement of EU citizens is being recast as a detrimental immigration of “welfare tourists”. Accordingly, many EU members at the centre are now calling for restrictions on free movement from the peripheral members, requesting, above all, a curtailment of the social provisions that until now have formed an integral part of the EU’s citizenship and free movement regime. This could be seen as calling into question the whole edifice and hence the whole future of EU citizenship as we know it. As with the current refugee crisis, it could also be taken as a sign that many of the features of the EU’s external migration policy are about to be internalized—reflecting a larger core-periphery dynamic currently being internalized within the EU—with a socially embedded free movement increasingly metamorphosing into a no-frills circular migration.
Evren Balta and Ozlem Altan-Olcay
Transnational Values of Citizenship: The Case of the American Passport
Passport is the regulatory instrument of residence, travel, and belonging; thus it represents the contours of citizenship. This paper aims to explore transnational values of citizenship, by approaching the American passport as an idea and practice among its holders outside of the United States. The literature on citizenship has discussed how having political membership in well-off polities plays a crucial role in the distribution of basic social conditions and life opportunities on a global scale. It has also debated whether the value and meaning of national citizenship regimes are on the decline in an age of globalization. These findings lead to conclusions about place-specific nature of citizenship regimes, which play a fundamental role in life-chances of individuals. We move a step further and explore the meanings and values membership to well-off-polities has outside of the borders of that specific polity. The paper is based on interviews with three groups of people, all with permanent residence in Turkey, at the time of the interviews: US citizens born and raised in the US, Turkish citizens who have been naturalized also as US citizens and Turkish citizens who gave birth to their children in the US for purposes of acquiring US citizenship for them. Based on their experiences with and perceptions of US citizenship outside of the US, this paper aims to open up a new discussion of inequalities, emerging around the transnational values of citizenship. We suggest that citizenship can be experienced as a global resource, whose value outside the country of birth is determined at the intersection of geopolitical circumstances and histories of local classification struggles.
Marlou Schrover
Gender and Citizenship from a Historical Perspective
Citizenship is seen as a key element of integration. Citizenship regimes are indicative for the openness of societies to newcomers, and determine integration policies. In popular discourse, citizenship is presented as the crown on a successful integration trajectory. In current political and public discourse, citizenship is equated with integration, civil society and active societal participation. This conflation results from the definition of citizenship at two levels: the juridical and the discursive level (membership of the nation-state and membership of society). People with juridical citizenship can be denied discursive citizenship. At the juridical (or formal) level citizens have rights that non-citizens do not have (voting rights for instance). At the juridical level a sharp distinction is made between citizens and non-citizens. Discursive (or moral) citizenship relates to being (seen as) part of a community or society, and being a virtuous citizen. In recent decades, the sovereignty of nation states has eroded, because of globalisation and the creation of larger political units such as the EU. Yet, this has not decreased the discursive or moral importance attached to citizenship. Discursive citizenship is a vague and flexible notion.
Citizenship regimes are – or were in the past – not the same for men and women. Men could lose their juridical citizenship when they joined a foreign army, and thus morally betrayed the nation. It also meant they moved. Women could lose both discursive and juridical citizenship without ever moving. Between 1850 and 1950, citizenship laws in most countries distinguished between men and women: wives derived their citizenship from their husbands. Women who married foreign men lost their citizenship, acquired the nationality of their husbands, and became foreigners in their country of birth and abode. In several Western European countries women could reclaim their citizenship within one year after the end of their marriage (because of divorce or death of their husbands), but women were frequently not aware of this possibility. The widely used concept of derivative citizenship shows how ideas about juridical and discursive citizenship intertwine, and are gendered. Women are seen as the biological reproducers of ethnic collectivities, and the reproducers of the boundaries of national groups. Women are carriers of national identities. Men monopolize the political and military representation of the nation, while women ‘embody’ the nation as such. Precisely because they embody discursive citizenship, women who out-marry are deprived of juridical citizenship. Over a century, authorities have alienated part of its citizens not because they were foreigners, but because they married foreigners. The acts of women were framed in terms of betrayal, sleeping with the enemy and horizontal collaboration. Through the single act of marriage – with marriage being the choice rather than the loss of citizenship – women were alienated from a society they mostly continued to live in. Integration was a long and winding road, while dissimilation was a walk down the aisle. It seriously questions the idea that citizenship is the crown on the integration trajectory.
In my presentation I look when and why gendered ideas regarding citizenship changed.

INTEGRIM 3rd Annual Conference_Friday Program with bios and abstracts

SAVE THE DATE: ‘International Migrations and New Local Governance’ on 10-11 December 2015 in Poitiers, France

Migrinter, with the support of Integrim Program – Marie Curie Actions, invites you to participate in the upcoming seminar ‘International Migrations and New Local Governance’ on 10-11 December 2015 in Poitiers, France. Lectures will tackle issues related to immigration, decentralisation and local governance in the North and in the South. See the program attached!

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Save the Date: Third Annual Conference of the INTEGRIM Network, 18-20 November 2015, Istanbul

The third Annual Conference of the INTEGRIM Network will take place on 18-20 November 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

In the framework of the Annual Conference, there will be a consortium meeting and a pro workshop for the ESRs on November 18. INTEGRIM Work Package scientific meetings will be held on November 19 and a one-day large-scale conference will be organized on November 20, focusing on the theme “Citizenship in Motion: Responses to Increasing Transnationality”.

At the third annual conference, we aim to address the nature of changes in perceptions and policies of citizenship, and how these changes reflect on immigrant interaction. Issues as the centrality of the notion of nation in understanding of citizenship, the expansion of citizenship rights across geographical space, as well as economic, cultural, and social dimensions of citizenship will be explored to provide a comprehensive outlook on the challenges and opportunities for citizenship provided by increase in transnationality.

Preliminary Program

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Middle East

24/09 | 09h00-18h00

 

Séminaire INTEGRIM du groupe de recherche Migrations et mobilités du CERI

 

En partenariat avec MIGRINTER, Université de Poitiers

Forced migrations have usually been described as “spontaneous” migrations and analysed in terms of political and security constraints. But even refugee movements resulting from conflicts are often fashioned by previous migration flows and correlated network structures that are re-mobilised during the humanitarian crisis. Therefore, tracing a genealogy of mobilities in the Middle East will help better understand current forced migration processes and their connections with other forms of social organisation built over time in a regional area (commercial mobility, family strategies, pilgrimage, etc.)
The distinction commonly made between forced migration and voluntary migration in the Middle East and elsewhere has already been criticised by a growing number of authors (Long: 2013, Richmond: 1994). In the case of “refugee” category, a huge diversity of social, legal and economic statuses and personal backgrounds coexist within such a category (Malkki: 1995, Marx: 1990). Early attempts to build a general theoretical model of refugee issues have focused mainly on push factors to explain refugee movements (Kunz, 1973). Studies have also emphasised the role of international relations in the production of refugee flows (Loescher, 1990). If push factors as well as international politics are key issues for the understanding of refugee movements, little attention has so far been paid to dynamics generated by the refugees themselves. Seteney Shami (1993) suggests that “displacement often leads to labour migration as a coping strategy”. But conversely, as will also be shown, labour migration may also mould and structure forced displacement patterns of dispersion and settlement.
The questioning of the dichotomy between forced and voluntary migrations is even more interesting in the Middle East as neither Jordan, Lebanon Iraq nor Syria, are not signatories of the Geneva Convention on Refugees. The refugee category (with the exception of Palestinians who are recognised as refugees in the state where they have their permanent residency) does not exist as such. There is often a confusion in the field of forced migration between legal categories (refugees, asylum seekers, etc.) and those relating to the analysis of migration (Zetter, 2007). This project aims to re-examine the production categories of asylum in an area outside the Convention (Jordan, Lebanon) and one signatory (Turkey) from three unusual situations, the Syrians, the Iraqis and the Palestinians from Syria.

More Info : http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/evenements/index.php?id=4068

 

Migrations and new local governance

Migrinter research lab at the University of Poitiers, in cooperation with the Integrim program – Marie Curie Actions, and Mobglob, invite scholars working on international migrations and local governance in the Global North and the Global South to share their on-going research works during the workshop “Migrations and new local governance” on 10 and 11 December 2015 in Poitiers (France). This call addresses scholars as well as early-stage researchers and Phd students from all fields (geography, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, demography and more).

We invite scholars in the North and in the South to present their work to better understand:

1) Immigration management in a context of decentralisation

2) Immigration, diversity and multiculturalism promotion as a lever for economic development in host cities

3) And finally, the transnational logics of local government in sending countries through transnational actors in order to mobilise new resources. 

Additional information:  http://migrinter.hypotheses.org/2367 

Confirmed speakers: Keynote speaker Prof. Izhak Schnell from Tel Aviv University will introduce the workshop. Dr. Stéphanie Lima from Jean-François Champollion University (Albi) and Dr. Hamidou Dia Paris Descartes University will also present their research.   

Submission: Please kindly submit an abstract of 250 words at most before 10 July 2015 following this link. Contributions in English are preferred although French is also possible:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B2xwYjNSHxFc470xX6WZ3DVmJkUeg_BtHB5jKy87vU4/viewform?usp=send_form. We also accept abstracts sent directly by email.

The coordinators:

Thomas Lacroix, CNRS researcher, Migrinter: thomas.lacroix@univ-poitiers.fr and Amandine Desille, Phd student, Marie Curie fellow, Migrinter/ Tel Aviv University: amandine.desille@univ-poitiers.fr

World Refugee Day

On Saturday, June 20th, in the occasion of the “World Refugee Day”, the Migration Center “Mirekoc”, Koc University will hold a special event “PhotoShow and Documentary Premiere” to critically engage with Turkey, EU and other States, and main actors’ responses to the Syrian refugee crises.

According to the latest inter-country report of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), issued on May 7th, 2015, the humanitarian crisis has reached an unprecedented scale: 7.6 million people are internally displaced in Syria, while more than 3.9 million are seeking protection in neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

The recent Syrian refugee critical situation presented unprecedented challenges and intensified the debates on migration law in Turkey: What is the status of refugees and asylum seeker? Whose responsibility is it to help them? What rights do they have? And how should the financial responsibility be shared?

The event will feature a Photo Show and a Documentary focusing on the impact of the Syrian crisis on Turkey, as a neighboring country, and Turkey’s response to it, followed by a Q&A discussion.

Photoshow: “N-either Refugees, N-or Guests. Refugees in Camps and in the Urban Space in the Turkish Context” directed by Georgiana Turculet

Documentary Premiere: “We don’t Stay in Camps” directed by Yahya Al-Abdullah and Max Harwood

Registration is free and available by RSVP at giorgi82@gmail.com or by “Attend” at the Facebook event. Refreshments will be provided for all who register.

We look forward to seeing you on June 20th.

Poster & Flyer. World Refugee Day

Special thanks for their contribution to the Photo Show:

Production Emel Tas
Photography Umit Goksel
Photography Georgiana Turculet

Graphic Design Victor Fierascu
Assistant Text Curator Murat Ergin
Translation&Logistics Muazzez Koruturk
Translation&Logistics Muhlise Aydin
Music Adam Dunn
Communications, Photography and Translation to Yahya Al-Abdullah
Creative Advisor Roberto Nistri
Creative Advisor Marco Veronese
Creative Advisor Akin Nalca

INTEGRIM Scientific Thematic Workshops

INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Work Package 1: Identity and Cultural Integration

 


FROM RACE TO CULTURE: ONGOING DEVELOPMENTS IN ETHNIC STUDIES

AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS ON BELONGING AND IDENTITY POLITICS

Monday, 8th June 2015

University of Deusto (Bilbao)

WORKSHOP NOTE AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto is pleased to announce the third scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group on “Identity and Cultural Integration” in the framework of the 7FP Training Network “Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies”.

Looking at the development of migration studies and diversity management of the past decades, one issue that has gained increasing attention is what has been called “methodological ethnicism” or “methodological nationalism”. What researchers define as the “others” who are said to challenge existing bonds of nationhood have gone from “tribal” people and indigenous communities to the migrants, who are the new ethnics. What has remained unchanged, however, is the tension between what is “real” and what is “invented” by the entrepreneurs of ethnicity. The fiction of a mainstream (the receiving society) which is non-ethnic (or a-ethnic) and yet characterized by a singular culture is still largely used as a benchmark for integration policies and discourses, while the main trait emphasized to define group membership for migrants is seen as being rooted in their ethnicity, which is supposed to define their culture. This workshop aims at exploring the tension between the concepts of ethnicity and culture with the aim of questioning how migration and integration studies can constructively contribute to this debate without reinforcing ascribed otherness or reifying cultural essentialism. We are particularly interested in how understandings of belonging and un-belonging have been re-shaped during the various crises currently affecting Europe.

We therefore welcome papers by PhD candidates and early scholars working on these topics. Please send a short abstract (max 300 words) by April 30, 2015 to (Dolores.morondo@deusto.es). The intention is to prepare a special issue of a journal including a selection of the papers presented at the workshop.

The workshop will be opened by two lectures:  “Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Two faces of discrimination?” by Alberto SPEKTOROWSKI (Political Science Department, University of Tel Aviv), and “AMORE : Awareness & Migration: Organizations for bi-national-family Rights Empowerment ” by Laura ODASSO (Marie Curie Fellow, Group for research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality, Université Libre de Bruxelles).

FROM RACE TO CULTURE: ONGOING DEVELOPMENTS IN ETHNIC STUDIES AND ITS REPERCUSSIONS ON BELONGING AND IDENTITY POLITICS

INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Work Package 1: Identity and Cultural Integration

8 June 2015

Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto, Bilbao

WORKSHOP NOTE AND PROGRAMME

Looking at the development of migration studies and diversity management of the past decades, one issue that has gained increasing attention is what has been called “methodological ethnicism” or “methodological nationalism”. What researchers define as the “others” who are said to challenge existing bonds of nationhood has gone from “tribal” people and indigenous communities to the migrants, who have become the new ethnics. What has remained unchanged, however, is the tension between what is “real” and what is “invented” by the entrepreneurs of ethnicity. The fiction of a mainstream (the receiving society) which is non-ethnic (or a-ethnic) and yet characterized by a singular culture is still largely used as a benchmark for integration policies and discourses, while the main trait emphasized to define group membership for migrants is seen as being rooted in their ethnicity, which is supposed to define their culture. This workshop aims at exploring the tension between the concepts of ethnicity and culture with the aim of questioning how migration and integration studies can constructively contribute to this debate without reinforcing ascribed otherness or reifying cultural essentialism. We are particularly interested in how understandings of belonging and un-belonging have been re-shaped during the various crises currently affecting Europe.

Registration

The Workshop is open to professors, lecturers, researchers, PhD candidates and staff from organizations, institutions and public administration with an interest in human rights, diversity management policies, integration policies, public law and political science. Registration is free but required and it includes participants’ lunch.

English is the working language and no translation service is available.

To register, please send an e-mail message to derechos.humanos@deusto.es stating “WORKSHOP” in the subject and containing the following information:

Name and surname(s):

Position and institution of affiliation:

E-mail address:

Mobile phone (optional):

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

10:30 – 10:45                   Welcome and Introduction – Eduardo RUIZ VIEYTEZ (University of Deusto)

MORNING SESSION        Chair – Dolores MORONDO TARAMUNDI (University of Deusto)

10:45 – 11:15                  Alberto SPEKTOROWSKI (Political Science Department, University of Tel Aviv)

                                           Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Two faces of discrimination?

11:15 – 11:30                   Discussant: Amandine DESILLE (University of Poitiers and Tel Aviv University)

11:30 – 12:00                Laura ODASSO (Marie Curie Fellow, Awareness & Migration: Organizations for bi-national-family Rights Empowerment, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Do we need belonging? A plea for mixity

12 :00 – 12 :15                 Discussant : Agnese LACE (Koç University)

12 :15 – 12 :45                 Questions & Debate

13 – 14:30                         Lunch at Deusto Library – CRAI

 

AFTERNOON SESSION    Chair and Discussant – Sonia GASPAR PEREIRA (University of Deusto)

14:30 – 14:50                   Peter OZONYIA (PhD candidate, University College of Dublin)

The Rise of Patriotic Citizenship Orthodoxy in Western Democracies: Implications for Immigrants’ Integration and Social Inclusion

14:50 – 15:10                   Sahizer SAMUK (PhD candidate, University of Lucca)

Is it being low skilled or is it the ethnicity that makes the migrant worker a good or a bad one? Changing perspectives towards migrant workers in the UK

15:10 – 15:25                   Break

15:25 – 15:45                   Claudia PARASCHIVESCU (PhD candidate, University of Leeds)

Stories of (non-)belonging. Romanians in London and Paris

15:45 – 16:05                   Tina MAGAZZINI (PhD candidate, Human Rights Institute – UD)

Conceptual underpinnings of the Romani Italian debate: “a people” v. “a vulnerable minority”

16:05 – 16:25                   Kitti BARACSI (PhD candidate, Pécs University)

Interpretation of Roma youth identities in the discourses on migration

16:25 – 17:20                   Discussion and Debate

17:20 – 18:00                   Closed discussion on Working Package 1 Deliverables with WP1 members

 

INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Work Package 2: Citizenship and Political Participation

 

 

RELIGION AND THE POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILIZATION OF INMIGRANT GROUPS. A TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE

11 May 2015

CEDEM, University of Liège, Belgium

WORKSHOP NOTE and CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège is pleased to announce the third scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group Citizenship and Political Participation on “Religion and the Political Participation and Mobilization of Inmigrant groups. A transatlantic perspective ”.

According to the last European Agenda for the Integration of third-Country Nationals, migrants should participate fully in all aspects of collective life. The European Commission has recognized that migrants’ participation in the democratic process is important for their integration and that the implementation of integration policies allowing their political participation and their involvement is crucial for integration.

The scientific thematic workshop will examine the political participation of immigrants in an original perspective. Instead of analyzing it through an exclusive ethnic and racial origin lens, we will focus on the role of religion in the political participation and mobilization of immigrant groups in a transatlantic perspective (Europe-North America). The leading question, of the workshop is: what role does religion play in the political participation and mobilization of immigrant groups in European and North American cities? We don’t want to focus on Muslims but consider Catholics, Protestants, and religions as well as non-religious faith such as secularism.

The intention is to prepare a special issue of a journal including a selection of the papers presented at the workshop. Those interested are asked to send a one-page presentation of their paper to Marco Martiniello by February 8th 2015 : mail to: M.Martiniello@ulg.ac.be

The papers should cover in priority one of the following topics possibly in a comparative perspective. However, other topics proposed by the applicants will also be considered.

The topics:

· Electoral behavior of Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, etc. citizens with an immigrant background

· Political mobilization through churches, mosques and religious associations

· Immigrants and organized secularism

· Music, religion and political mobilization of second and third generations

· Immigrants and anti-religious discrimination

· Trans-religious alliances among immigrants

This workshop is open to professors, researchers, MA students, PhD students. The attendance is free but registration is requested before April 15th 2015. Please send an email to Sonia.Gsir@ulg.ac.be

PROGRAMME

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction – Marco MARTINIELLO (University of Liege)
MORNING SESSION Chair and discussant – Hisham AIDI (Columbia University)
09:15 – 09:45 Muslims and local political engagement in French-speaking Belgium. Hassan BOUSETTA (University of Liege)
09:45 – 10:15 Are Muslim young artists political activists? Marco MARTINIELLO – Fatima
ZIBOUH (University of Liege)
10:15 – 10:45 Identification and political participation of Turks and Moroccans in five
European countries. Maria KRANENDONK (University of Amsterdam)
10:45 -11:00 Debate and discussion
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Seeking to avoid racialization: the American Muslim constituency in public
policy. Dominique CADINOT (Université Aix-Marseille)
11:45 -12:15 State recognition, legitimacy, and tolerance: Muslims in the West. Serdar
KAYA (Simon Fraser University)
12:15– 12:30 Debate and discussion

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (room Mahain – level +1)

 

AFTERNOON SESSION Chair and discussant – Paul STATHAM (University of Sussex)
13:30 – 14:00 The political mobilization of African immigrants in Finland through the church
and the mosque. Thaddeus N’DUKWE (University of Jyväskylä)
14:00 – 14:30 Afro-European born-again and the politics: a blind spot? Sarah DEMART
(University of Liege/ University of London)
14:30– 14:45 Debate and discussion
14:45 – 15:15 Formal and informal mechanisms of integration: do different religious
belonging lead to different paths? Lebanon and Georgia as case studies. Abel
POLESE (Tallinn University) and Marcello MOLLICA (University of Pisa)
15:15-15:45 The Role of Religion in Love: the Case of Eastern European-Turkish
Intermarriages Agnese LACE (Koç University)
15:45 – 16:00 Debate and discussion
16:00 – 16:10 Conclusions – Marco MARTINIELLO
16:10– 16:30 Coffee break

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INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Work Package 3:Labour and Social Integration

 

MIGRANT LABOUR MARKET INTEGRATION.

Thursday June 18th 2015,

University of Sussex, Brighton.

WORKSHOP NOTE and CALL FOR PAPERS

The ways in which migrants become involved in labour markets of destination countries and regions has been a consistent focus of academic enquiry since at least the 1970s. The resulting literature has focused on two related questions: how should migrants’ integration into labour markets be measured and what are the main determinants of that integration.

Both questions highlight the complex, dynamic relationship between labour markets and migration. They relate to broader theoretical concerns such as dual labour markets, social capital and segmented assimilation. They also highlight the often contradictory impulses driving migration policy, where labour market dynamics are a significant motivation for greater openness in migration policy, but also a key area of policing in enforcing migration restrictions. The turn to a wider range of migrant groups in approaches to labour markets, such as refugees or temporary, undocumented, intra-European, or return migrants, brings new empirical focus to these questions. As Europe emerges from economic crisis, this workshop seeks to review the long history of labour market integration and examine recent research on these issues.

This one day workshop is organised under the auspices of the Integrim Network (Integration and International Migration: Pathways and Integration Policies), funded by the EU through FP7. We are particularly keen to receive abstracts presenting new empirical research, applied policy work and comprehensive reviews of the long development of approaches to the labour market integration of migrants.

If you are interested in presenting your research please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Jill Ahrens (J.A.Ahrens@sussex.ac.uk) before Monday April 27th. Selected presenters will be offered limited travel support and accommodation for the nights of 17th and 19th June

 Final Programme 

Migrant Labour Market Integration

Thursday June 18th 2015, University of Sussex, Brighton, room C333.

9.00 Arrival and coffee

9.20 Welcome and outline of the day: Michael Collyer, University of Sussex, UK

9.30 Session 1: Segmentation and Precarity

1.  Nina Sahraoui, London Metropolitan University, UK.

Migrant care workers’ routes into employment and career prospects in London, Paris and Madrid

2. Iulius-Cezar Macarie, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Romanian and Turkish migrant night workers in Spitalfields Market, City of London: Developing a framework based on migrants’ coping strategies to fight precariousness

3. Salah Mahdi, Economist in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Labour policy and migrants’ integration into the Saudi labour market

11.00 Coffee.

11.30 Session 2: Integration and Social Mobility

1. Jill Ahrens, University of Sussex, UK.

Integration, onward migration and wellbeing: Experiences of (im)mobility amongst Nigerians in Europe

2. Yannu Zheng, Olof Ejermo and Lennart Schön, Lund University, Sweden.

How do different types of immigrants in Sweden perform in inventive activity?

3. Raluca Nagy, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.

The (im)mobility of teaching English in Tokyo

1.00 Lunch

2.15 Keynote Speech: Martin Ruhs, University of Oxford

Is unrestricted immigration compatible with inclusive welfare states?  The (un)sustainability of EU exceptionalism

3.45 coffee

4.15 Session 3: Dynamics of Integration and Questions of Return

1. Katarzyna Kozien, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

‘Short-stayers’ or ‘long-term migrants’? Factors influencing migrants’ decision to return to home country

2. Davide Calenda, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Migrant health professionals: Should they stay or should they go?

3. Mateusz Karolak, University of Wrocław, Poland.

Return migrants inclusion and employment: the case of return migration from the UK to Poland

5.45 close

6.00 end

 

INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Work Package 4: Urban Integration, Residential Patterns and Mobility

 

CEG, IGOT, 28th and 29th May, 2015

Social integration policies and equitable cities

Workshop note and call for papers

Cities as the main recipients of international migrants have tended to play a leading role in integration on the ground. The concept of integration, in analytical and policy terms, has been reflexively questioned in the light of increasing urban diversity, new migration patterns and the economic crisis. As cities are transformed through ongoing migration they face new and multiple challenges across sectors from assuring equal access to services, promoting labour market participation, fostering community participation and social cohesion, mitigating urban conflict and promoting urban planning that assures equal right to the city for all citizens. The increasing diversity of city dwellers calls for new ways of conceptualising and measuring integration. This workshop aims to stimulate debate on dominant perspectives on integration in the context of changing realities taking into consideration both policy and migrant perspectives.

This two day workshop will be opened by two lectures by Prof. Rinus Pennix (University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Izhack Schnell (University of Tel Aviv). The first day will close with a roundtable discussion among academics and policymakers. Participants include Dr Maria João Hortas (ESE/CEG-IGOT), representatives of the Social Inclusion Unit, of The Aga Khan Foundation, The Municipal Council of Sintra and Lisbon and the High Commissioner for Migration.

Participants are invited to take part in a study visit of immigrant neighbourhoods in Lisbon on the second day of the workshop.

We welcome abstracts from PhD students and early scholars working on related topics. Please send your abstract to Jennifer McGarrigle (jmcgarrigle@ceg.ul.pt) by 30th April.

                             

INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC THEMATIC WORKSHOP

Social integration policies and equitable cities

Programme

Thursday 28TH May

Location: Luso- American Foundation (FLAD), Rua Sacramento à Lapa, 21
1249-090 Lisboa

 

9.30 -9.45 Welcome

Representative of the Luso American Foundation and Prof. Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Director IGOT, University of Lisbon

MORNING SESSION Chair – Dr. Floris Vermeulen, University of Amsterdam

9.45-10.45 The concept of integration in empirical research of integration processes and in the study of integration policies, specifically local integration policies in Europe.

Prof. Rinus Penninx, University of Amsterdam

Coffee break

11.15-12.15 A model for the analysis of socio-spatial integration versus segregation.

Prof. Izhak Schnell, Tel Aviv University

 

12.15-12.45 EU new targets, indicators and tools to address poverty in the current crisis

Dr. Laura Gómez Urquijo, University of Deusto, Bilbao

Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION Chair – Franz Buhr, Marie Curie ESR, IGOT-UL

14.00-14.30 Group concentration and collective violence in the city.

Kingsley Madueke, Marie Curie ESR, University of Amsterdam

Discussant: Prof. Izhak Schnell

14.30-15.00 The various meanings of immigrant integration policies and programs in Israeli peripheral towns.

Amandine Desille, Marie Curie ESR, Poitiers University and Tel Aviv University

Discussant: Prof. Rinus Penninx

Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30 Roundtable

Chair – Prof. Lucinda Fonseca

Sandra Almeida, Aga Khan Foundation; Paulo Jorge Vieira, Alto Comissariado para as Migrações e o Programa Escolhas; Dr Maria João Hortas (CEG-IGOT/ UL).

3rd INTEGRIM SCIENTIFIC WORKSHOPIntegration and Cities.PROGRAMME[1]

 

Marie Curie Networks Film School

The Center for Policy Studies hosted and helped organize a documentary filmmaking training course for young academics from the INTEGRIM and ChangingEmployment Marie Curie Initial Training Networks.

The MCN Film School was an intensive two-week training program in documentary film-making for Junior Research Fellows of the ChangingEmployment and INTEGRIM Marie Curie Training Networks. It aimed to provide the theoretical grounds for the role of visuality and film in social research; to offer a practical training in documentary film-making; and to supervise the development of visual projects developed by the members of the networks at all stages of production.

It was taught by Vlad Naumescu, professor of visual anthropology and ethnographic methods at the Central European University, and Klara Trencsenyi, freelance director and cinematographer, both authors of the documentary film “Bird’s Way” (http://goo.gl/uXmZxq). During the second week they were supported by the Czech director, writer and editor Šimon Špidla (http://goo.gl/eByRM6).

 

The Migrations network. Call for papers

 

The Migrations network is pleased to invite you to submit papers for its second annual seminar hosted by Migrinter at the University of Poitiers, France on 16 and 17 June 2015.

At this occasion, we will be addressing migration experiences through the speeches of those primarily affected, and through the mechanisms that shape these experiences. These two days will also be partly dedicated to the network life and to foster a space of informal discussion for researchers in migration studies.

Submission deadline: 20 April 2015
Further information can be obtained contacting: scientifiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com and on our network’s Webpage: http://reseaumig.hypotheses.org/

For the participants presenting papers or posters, funding opportunities are available (kindly contact: logistiquereseaumig@googlegroups.com).