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  • Gender - Migration - Intercultural Interaction




    Panteion University of Political and Social Sciences - Center for Gender Studies


    1.019.250 EUR


    February 2008 – January 2011


    Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (UPSPS); International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR); University of Cyprus (UCY),

    Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna (UNIBOL),

    Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi (UDJG),

    Consorci Institut d’Infància i Mon Urbà (CIIMU).

    “Euro-Balkan” Institute, (EU-BAL),

    Bilkent University (UBIL)

    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 . 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.

    Further information

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