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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

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?


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