[31/03/2014] [Spain] [Academic paper/Research] [Spanish]
Posted by : Country Coordinator Spain
Authors : Gorka Moreno Márquez (ed.)
The 2013 edition of this yearbook offers an analysis and reflection that enables the understanding of what is happening today in terms of migration and the impact of the crisis, and at the same time it discusses possible post-crisis scenarios. Following the structure of the previous editions, this yearbook is differentiated in four parts or sections.
The first part takes a statistical approach to the phenomenon of immigration developed by people that are working and researching in the Basque Observatory of Immigration. Specifically they analysed aspects such as registered foreign population, residence permits, the education system, residence changes, the labour market, the process of nationalization, attitudes toward immigration, and the integration process of the immigrant collective among other issues.
The second section consists of a multidisciplinary approach from different perspectives on migration. To do this it has collaborated with experts from academia and social organizations who know firsthand the analysed material. In fact, this second section is perhaps the one that has most widely been expanded with regards to the 2010 edition. Along side issues that had already been touched upon such as health and health systems, poverty, religious diversity and the legal framework, new topics have been included, for example, diversity management, the inclusion of best practices on integration, and affective and sexual diversity.
After the detailed analysis of the situation of immigration in the Autonomous Community of Basque Country, in the third section we have tried to present the reality of migration of its immediate environment, of other autonomous communities, to better contextualize the situation of the Basque Country in the national context. This third section includes chapters that examine migration in Navarra, Andalusia, Canary Islands, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia.
Finally, in the fourth part of our work we have opted for a series of short chapters of reflection on the future of migration, not only in the Basque Country and in the national level but also in the European level. To do this we have collaborated with recognized experts on these issues.
Source : Ikuspegi