GEMIC - Gender, migration and intercultural interactions in the Mediterranean and South East Europe: an interdisciplinary perspective
Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences (EL)
1.309.360 € (1.019.280€ of EU support)
02/2008 – 01/2011 (36 months)
International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (BG), University of Cyprus (CY), Università di Bologna (IT), Universitatea Dunarea de Jos Din Galati (RO), Consorci Institut d'Infàancia I Mon Urbà (ES), "Euro-Balkan" Institute (FYROM), Bilkent University (TR)
Objectives and results
Ge.M.IC studied “Cultural Interactions in a European Perspective” through a tripartite conceptual and methodological approach, whose aim was to identify links between migration, gender and intercultural interaction, as it is in the meeting place of these three dimensions that some of the most important cultural developments in Europe take place.
The organization of work reflected the inter-ethnic and interdisciplinary character of the consortium focusing both fieldwork and analysis on six thematic areas of study, rather than on national case studies: representations of national identity and the media, education, urban social spaces and movements, religion, violence, and the family. In particular, while focusing on intercultural violence as one area of research, Ge.M.IC paid specific attention to the issue of trafficking in human beings, analysing personal narratives of trafficked women and drawing policy recommendations on EU and national anti-trafficking policies in a dedicated Thematic Report. The project reflected also on the necessity of a gender-sensitive approach to counter trafficking in human beings as well as, more generally, on the implications of the current EU and national policy frameworks concerning the fight against violence to women.
Publications and other resources
- Thematic report "Intercultural violence" http://www.gemic.eu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/WP8-Thematic-Report.pdf
- Project website http://www.gemic.eu