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Upcoming Events

Migration Working Group- EU Policies @ Cappella, Villa Schifanoia
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

14.00- 15.30

Chair: Ayhan Kaya | EUI

One Wave of Reforms, Many Outputs: The Diffusion of European Migration
Policies Beyond Europe
Nina Guérin | Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

Re-Assembling Refugee Policy Across the Mediterranean: Germany’s
Humanitarian Policies and Refugee Governance in Jordan
Katharina Lenner | University of Bath

15.30-16.00 Coffee break


Municipalities, Migration and International Human Rights Law: a Politics of
Barbara Oomen | EUI

Conceptualising Challenges to a Common EU Policy on Asylum
Tamara Tubakovic | University of Melbourne and EU Centre for Shared
Complex Challenges

The Citizen @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Mar 28 @ 5:15 pm

This special event is dedicated to the topic of citizenship with the projection of the movie The Citizen (Az állampolgár). 

Wilson, an African man in his late fifties, has been living as a refugee in Hungary for years. He works as a security guard in Budapest and his main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship, but he keeps failing the exams that are required for his application. The movie cuts across topics such as migration, citizenship, and race, all increasingly salient in the globalised world.


The EUI community will have the chance to discuss the movie with the filmmaker Roland Vranik and Arghavan Shekari, the lead actress, who will be present at the screening. The discussion will be followed by an aperitivo.

Register here



Turkey at a Crossroads @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Migration Working Group and the Muslim World Working Group

In power since almost 15 years – first as Prime Minister and then as President of the Republic – Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never hidden his yearning of the Ottoman Empire’s greatness and his aspiration to turn Turkey into a regional power, befitting its historical depth and economic flourishing development. Attempts to concretize this project, however, have each time further threatened Turkish democracy. The recent amendments to the Constitution, which aim to reform Turkey’s institutions towards a greater concentration of power in the hands of the President, now appear as the last move to legally consolidate Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party ’s solid grip on power. So how was this transformation in Turkish politics made possible?


Non-Universal Franchise? Eligibility and Access to Voting Rights in Transnational Contexts @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Apr 3 all-day

The one-day international conference, ‘Non-universal franchise? Eligibility and access to voting rights in transnational contexts’, will explore contemporary challenges arising in the relationships between citizenship, electoral rights and democratic legitimacy. Papers presented will offer comparative and normative perspectives on eligibility to electoral rights, access to the ballot, or both. The workshop will conclude with a book presentation and discussion of Ruvi Ziegler’s ‘Voting Rights of Refugees’ (Cambridge University Press, 2017). The conference will be hosted at the EUI by the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT).

Convenors: Professor Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Dr. Derek Hutcheson (Malmö), Dr. Ruvi Ziegler (Reading).



Migration Working Group-Integration and Migration Diplomacy @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Chair: James Renton | EUI


Dissecting Intersectionality: Ethnicity, Gender, Race and Religion in Political
Laura Morales | University of Leicester

Restricting Immigration to Foster Migrant Integration
Stephan Simon | University of Bamberg

15.30-16.00 Coffee break


Migration Diplomacy

Migration Diplomacy: Egyptians Abroad & Interstate Relations in a
Changing Middle East
Gerasimos Tsourapas | University of Birmingham

Non-National White-Collars in Foreign Policy: the Case of Qatar and the UAE
Martin Lestra | EUI

Critical Heritages (CoHERE): Performing and Representing Identities in Europe @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
May 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

CoHERE explores the ways in which identities in Europe are constructed through heritage representations and performances that connect to ideas of place, history, tradition and belonging. The research identifies existing heritage practices and discourses in Europe. It also identifies means to sustain and transmit European heritages that are likely to contribute to the evolution of inclusive, communitarian identities and counteract disaffection with, and division within, the EU. A number of modes of representation and performance are explored in the project, from cultural policy, museum display, heritage interpretation, school curricula and political discourse to music and dance performances, food and cuisine, rituals and protest.

Work Package 2 investigates public/popular discourses and dominant understandings of a homogeneous ‘European heritage’ and the ways in which they are mobilized by specific political actors to advance their agendas and to exclude groups such as minorities from a stronger inclusion into European society. What notions of European heritage circulate broadly in the public sphere and in political discourse? How do the ‘politics of fear’ relate to such notions of European heritage and identity across and beyond Europe and the EU? How is the notion of a European heritage and memory used not only to include and connect Europeans but also to exclude some of them? We are interested in looking into the relationship between a European memory and heritage-making and circulating notions of ‘race’, ethnicity, religion and civilization as well as contemporary forms of discrimination grounded in the idea of incommensurable cultural and memory differences.



Migration Working Group-Transnationalism @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Chair: Ester Gallo | EUI

Cross-Bordering Identities: from Migrant, through Mobile, to Cosmopolitan? A
Tale of Two Destinies within an Indian Diaspora in Europe
Sara Bonfanti | University of Bergamo

Bifocal Sedentarism: A Resolution to the Ambivalence of Migration?
Marta Bivand Erdal | PRIO

15.30-16.00 Coffee break


Critical Junctures and Transformative Events in Transnational Diaspora Politics
Maria Koinova | University of Warwick

Europeans outside Europe: How to Govern a European Diaspora?
Agnieszka Weinar | EUI

Global Risk Analysis & Europe’s Changing Security Environment @ Cappella
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm

Preliminary lists of topics covered:

  • Global Risk Analysis: Approaches and Tools
  • Cybersecurity: Challenges, Risks and Trends
  • Understanding Hybrid Warfare and Hybrid Conflicts
  • Humanitarian Crises and Migration
  • Regional Effects of the Syrian Conflict
  • Baltic Sea Security after Crimea