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

 

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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

2015 STW CEDEM progr fin

 

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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

 

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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).

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