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Upcoming Events

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Migration Working Group-Transit Migration and the Politics of Search and Rescue @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

14.00-15.30

Chair: Luigi Narbone | EUI

Migrants’ Vulnerabilities in Transit: Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes
Compared
Laura Bartolini | IOM and Eliza Galos | IOM

Transforming Transit Migration along the Western Balkan Route: A Socio-Legal
Analysis
Julija Sardelic | Liverpool University

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30

Between Rights and Market. The Mechanisms of Economization of the Reception
of Refugees in the Countries of Southern Europe
Giacomo Bazzani | University of Turin

The Role of Sophia in the Context of the Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean
Giorgia Bevilacqua | Second University of Naples

The Politics of Death and Rescue in Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Simon McMahon | Coventry University and Nando Sigona | University of
Birmingham

Mar
28
Tue
2017
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

16.00-17.30

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

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

Mar
29
Wed
2017
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?

Programme

Apr
3
Mon
2017
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).

Programme

Registration

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Migration Working Group-Integration and Migration Diplomacy @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

14.00-15.30

Chair: James Renton | EUI

Integration

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

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

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-17.30

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

May
30
Tue
2017
Migration Working Group-Transnationalism @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

14.00-15.30

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

16.00-17.30

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

Jun
19
Mon
2017
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