December 12, 2014 (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
VENUE: Central European University, Monument Building, 1st floor, Popper Room
Nádor Street 9, 1051 Budapest, Hungary
The aim of the workshop is to bring senior and junior scholars together who work on topics related to various aspects of migration, Roma, and Roma migration. Roma migration has been increasingly in the focus of scholarly interest as Roma, generally losers of the transition from state-socialist economies to capitalism, started to migrate from poorer regions and countries to wealthier ones as part of their survival strategies under the new circumstances. In the last two decades the migration process has been varied both with regard to its extent and composition of migrants. For many years, Roma have sought refugee status in Western European countries but were turned away, however, with the opening up of the labor markets and /or borders for new member states, migration intensified and brought about intense political and social rejection in several EU member states. The process raises a number of new questions both in sending and receiving countries concerning migration.
The workshop is planned to be genuinely interactive: senior scholars working on Roma migration will present their work while junior scholars studying other migration related topics will act as discussants. Thus we aim to generate a fruitful debate between senior and junior scholars on the one hand, and link the conceptual, theoretical and empirical experiences of ‘migration research’ and ‘Roma migration research’, on the other.