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Cultural Pluralism


Upcoming Events:

MWG and MED Joint Session – The Euro-Middle East Refugee Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Challenges @ Villa Schifanoia, Sala Belvedere
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Anna Triandafyllidou | European University Institute

Chair: Luigi Narbone | EUI

Islam and Sovereignty in the Euro-Middle East Refugee Crisis
James Renton | EUI

Virginie Collombier | EUI           

15:30-16:00         Coffee break


A Tale of two Cities: Aleppo and Istanbul
Ayhan Kaya

Luigi Achilli | EUI


2nd ASIL-EU Workshop – Asylum Seekers at the EU Borders: Challenges and Research Perspectives @ Villa Schifanoia, Sala Belvedere
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 12:45 am


Anna Triandafyllidou | EUI 

During this workshop each participant will present his/her research plans in line with the broader remits of the collective project  “The ordinary circumvention of the Law at the EU borders & its social and political effects on migrants and inhabitants”, and he/she will bring out the methodological and theoretical contribution to the future research.  The group will proceed to discuss and draft the axes of the collective research project and their articulation in a future concrete research application.

Trafficking for Severe Labour Exploitation in Europe: Addressing Demand @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Organisers: Anna Triandafyllidou | EUI and Alexandra Ricard-Guay | EUI

Trafficking in human beings (THB) for labour exploitation is now a priority in the EU anti-trafficking agenda. With emerging attention for this form of THB, new challenges arise. In that regard, trafficking in domestic work is a special case; it entails unique vulnerabilities to exploitation: being performed in private homes, impeding labour inspection, and involving intimate relationship with the perpetrators often far from the criminal networks. It includes situations as diverse as live-in migrant workers, diplomatic households, and even child fostering, or au pairs.

This workshop examines the multifaceted challenges of THB in the domestic work sector and further discusses the broader issue of trafficking for labour exploitation, focusing particularly on issues of demand.

THB for labour exploitation thrives on cheap, flexible and plentiful migrant labour force and on poorly regulated sectors. It affects workers in areas as varied as agriculture, the food industry, garment and textile production, as well as domestic work. Addressing the demand-side requires to put into question multilevel actors and factors: consumer behaviour international corporations’ responsibility, national policies (labour and migration), and societal norms and values which indirectly ‘tolerate’ exploitation of the low skilled and most vulnerable workers. The aim of the workshop is to inform and rethink measures preventing and tackling THB.

This event will bring together researchers, practitioners and key stakeholders in the field in order to discuss research results and promising practices.

The workshop is organised under the auspices of the DemandAT project.