The Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto organizes the final conference of the INTEGRIM research training program in conjunction with the Scribani Network’s bi-annual conference, focusing on the integration of public policies and processes experienced by international migrants in the European context and beyond.

It aims to combine academic and grass-roots’ best practices and perspectives to enrich the discussion and outcome of the conference in terms of policy change. Given the concern regarding integration and migration throughout Europe, there is an urgent need to rethink the policy approach and the ways in which social movements may contribute to this. The integration of migrants is a test case for social cohesion and justice and offers a lens through which to engage in a critical analysis of European societies’ fueling public debate and furthering the issue in concrete action and policy.

(All  venues are detailed in the map)

Wednesday, July 6th

14:00-16:00 Reception and registration.

(Paraninfo entrance)

16:00-18:30 Opening ceremony.


  Welcome Ceremony (Basque and English languages will be used. Simultaneous translation will be provided)

  • José Mª Guibert, Rector of the Uniersity of Deusto
  • Eduardo J. Ruiz, Coordinator of the INTEGRIM Project
  • Mark Rotsaert, Chairman of the Scribani Council
  • Asier Abaunza, Councellor of the Municipality of Bilbao
  • Iñigo Urkullu, President of the Basque Country

Opening session: International Migration, Integration and Social Justice in Europe.

Addresses by:

  • Philippe Keraudren, European Commission
  • Sarah Spencer, COMPAS
  • Jean-Marie Carrière, Jesuit Refugee Service

18:45-19:00 Presentation of photo exhibitions


Refugee Hotel. Photographer: Gabriele Stabile

Syrians in Transit. Nur Association: Giulia di Fiore

19:00-21:00 Welcoming cocktail (Cloister)

Thursday, July 7th

8:00-09:00 Registration

(Paraninfo entrance)

9:00-10:45 Session 1: Identity and Cultural Integration.

Keynote speeches by

Eva Brems (University of Ghent):Addressing Multicultural Conflicts: an Emphasis on Procedural Fairness.

Cagla Aykac (Geneva University): On the neutrality of researchers: thinking through identities on the margins of Europe

Discussants: Roberta Ricucci, FIERI, and Claudia Paraschivescu, University of Liège

10:45-11:15 Coffee break


11:15-13:15 Round table 1 “Identity, belonging and integration. Cultural cues in integration processes” by:

Roberta Ricucci: New Integration Frontiers for Second Generations: Identity changes between Interactions On- and Off-Line.

Kitti Baracsi: Deconstructing “culture” and “integration” in the education of Roma students and the role of engaged research: a critical reflection.

Karolina Nikielska-Sekula: The role of cultural heritage in the development of the sense of belonging among young Norwegian Turks. Boundary crossing and making.

Sahizer Samuk: Temporary Protection and Temporary Integration: Policies Regarding Syrians’ Integration in Turkey.

13.15-14.30 Lunch break.

There will be a documentary screening during lunch breaks (Garate Room)

14:30-16:00 Session 2: Citizenship and Political Participation

Keynote speech by Michael Jones Correa (Cornell University): The Political Effects of Having Undocumented Parents

Discussants: Cristina del Biaggio, University of Geneva, and Agnese Lace, Koç University

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30-18:30 Round table 2  “Migration: contemporary conceptual challenges to citizenship”  by:

Cristina Del Biaggio: ‘You do not know us? It’s normal! We live underground!’. Reception of asylum seekers in civic protection shelters in Geneva and civic society’s reaction.

Celine Cantat: Migrant Solidarity in Hungary.

Georgiana Turculet: A fair Cooperation Scheme in a de facto Uncooperative Institution? The EU and the Current Refugee Crisis.

Michael Nicholson: The political incorporation of immigrant minorities.

Social programme:

19.30  Reception at Bilbao City Hall

21.00   Cocktail dinner at Hika Ateneo (social cultural space)

Friday, July 8th

8:00-09:00 Registration

(Paraninfo entrance)

9:00-10:30 Session 3: Labour and Social Integration

Keynote speech by Demetrios Papademetriou (Migration Policy Institute):The Labor Market Integration of Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Thinking Harder, Thinking Anew

Discussants: Sónia Pereira, University of Lisbon, and Jill Ahrens, University of Lisbon

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-13:00 Round table 3 “Labour Market and Social Integration”  by:

Sónia Pereira: Examining labour market and social integration at times of crisis: labour migrants’strategies and coping mechanisms.

Bjarney Friődriskdóttir: Mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion of third-country nationals in European Union law on labour migration.

Sophie Hinger: The Differential Inclusion of Refugees in the German labour market.

Cezar Macarie: The Nocturnal Anthropologist. Experiencing Corporeality and Exploring the Method of Nocturnal Fieldwork Spitalfields Market, City of London Corporation.

13.00-14.30 Lunch break.

There will be a documentary screening during lunch breaks (Garate Room)

14:30-16:00 Session 4: Urban Integration, Residential Patterns and Mobility

Keynote speech by Thomas Maloutas (Harokopio University): Rethinking urban diversity

Discussants: Siresa López, University of Liège, and Reinhard Schweitzer, University of Sussex

16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30-18:30 Round table 4Migrants and cities: diversity beyond (in)visibility”  by:

José Luis Roncero: Identibuzz: migrants’ visibilization through co-creation and the dissemination of audiovisual narratives.

Maria Grazia Montella: Visible spaces, migrants’ practices and the role of planning policies. A case study from Rome.

Margot Delon: The invisible past. Understanding the biographical incidences of segregation for Portuguese, Moroccan and Algerian migrants and descendants in France.

Franz Buhr: Navigating Lisbon: urban apprenticeship as migrant integration.

18:45-20:00 Closing Ceremony


Toñi Caro, Head of the International Research Project Office, University of Deusto

Concluding speech by Ramón Flecha (University of Barcelona)

Closing remarks by Gorka Urrutia, Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Deusto

21:00-23:00 Documentary screening in Salón el Carmen (Plaza Indautxu)