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Council of Europe: Final conference on “Building Inclusive Societies”

Start:
23/06/2015 at 10:00
End:
23/06/2015 at 20:00

The Council of Europe is organising a final conference and a networking event on “Building Inclusive Societies” in Brussels on 23 June 2015.

The conference builds upon the collaborative experience of two transnational projects, “Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration” (DELI) and “Communication for Integration” (C4I), co-financed by the European Integration Fund and involving 21 European cities. The overall goal of the two projects is to promote intercultural integration and to enhance democratic governance and security.

The event will showcase innovative and effective approaches to the economic integration and contribution of migrants, and the fight against negative diversity-related perceptions and attitudes. Making the business case for diversity, helping local governments to better articulate strategic economic goals and support migrant entrepreneurship, while promoting balanced communication about diversity and migration, are the cornerstones of the projects “Diversity in the Economy and Local Integration” and “Communication for Integration”.

A large number of participants, including policy-makers and practitioners responsible for the for the field of democracy, diversity and integration from the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Brussels-based think-tanks and NGOs, representatives from regional representations, selected experts and media are expected to take part in the event.

The draft agenda is attached.

Participation is to be confirmed by 29 May 2015.


23/06/2015 10:00
(Committee of the Regions)
The Council of Europe is organising a final conference and a networking event on “Building Inclusive Societies” in Brussels on 23 June 2015. The conference builds upon the collaborative experience of two transnational projects, “Diversity in the Economy and Local…
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Italy: Eleventh Summer School of Sociology of Migration (Unofficial translation)

Start:
22/06/2015 at 09:00
End:
26/06/2015 at 17:00

The eleventh Summer School of Sociology of Migration will take place in Genoa from 22 to 26 June 2015, with the theme of “New geographies of contemporary migrations”. During the lessons, participants will discuss issues related to migration and integration policies, protection for vulnerable groups, economic, social and cultural inclusion.

This Summer School is promoted by Centro Studi Medì, Migrazioni nel Mediterraneaneo, in collaboration with: DISFOR, Department of Education, University of Genoa; Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan, Palazzo Ducale, the Foundation for Culture, Suq Festival. The school is sponsored by the Italian Association of Sociology (AIS) and promoted by Fondazione ISMU, FIERI (International and European Forum of Research on Migration), Centre for Studies and Research IDOS, Escapes - Laboratory of Critical Studies on Forced Migration.  

The application deadline is May 15, 2015.


22/06/2015 09:00
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The eleventh Summer School of Sociology of Migration will take place in Genoa from 22 to 26 June 2015, with the theme of “New geographies of contemporary migrations”. During the lessons, participants will discuss issues related to migration and integration policies, protection…
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Country Coordinator Italy

The theme of the 36th Annual IWPLMS Conference that will be held in Athens is “Long-term trends in the world of work and effects of the economic crisis”.

On Tuesday, 23rd June 2015, will be held the session on migration in the early afternoon (3-5 PM).

See the programme of the conference here. 

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22/06/2015 09:00
(Panteion University)
The theme of the 36th Annual IWPLMS Conference that will be held in Athens is “Long-term trends in the world of work and effects of the economic crisis”. On Tuesday, 23rd June 2015, will be held the session on migration in the early afternoon (3-5 PM). See the programme of the…
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Country Coordinator Greece

Italy: Course on Islam (Unofficial translation)

Start:
21/06/2015 at 09:00
End:
25/06/2015 at 17:00

This course on Islam is organized by the Foundation CUM (Centre for Missionary Collaboration among Churces) in collaboration with PISAI (Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies) and will take place in Verona from 21 to 25 June 2015.

The course is addressed to anyone interested, and in particular social workers and operators working with migrant communities on integration. In this particular historical moment a deep knowledge of Islam is an added value for operators working with migrants, especially Muslims. Trying to deeply understand their religious and culture will help to promote integration in the local society.

Deadline for registration: May 29, 2015.

More information and registration here


21/06/2015 09:00
(Foundation CUM, Via Bacilieri 1/a, Verona.)
This course on Islam is organized by the Foundation CUM (Centre for Missionary Collaboration among Churces) in collaboration with PISAI (Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies) and will take place in Verona from 21 to 25 June 2015. The course is addressed to anyone interested, and in…
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Country Coordinator Italy

UNHCR Art Exhibition: It could be ME - it could be YOU

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18/06/2015 at 10:30
End:
25/06/2015 at 22:30

The UN refugee agency UNHCR launched its annual World Refugee Day Campaign on Tuesday (2 June 2015), with the release of several films featuring celebrity supporters that tell the human side of the refugee plight. This years' campaign aims to bring the public closer to the story, showing refugees as ordinary people living in extraordinary circumstances.
In Greece will be organized an Art Exhibition, entitled "It could be ME - it could be YOU", which will take place in Technopolis of Athens Municipality (at "Apotheke") from 18 to 25 June 2015. The exhibition will include works with different media and materials, by artists living in Greece, among them refugees.

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18/06/2015 10:30
(Pireos and Voutadon, Atenas, 118 54)
The UN refugee agency UNHCR launched its annual World Refugee Day Campaign on Tuesday (2 June 2015), with the release of several films featuring celebrity supporters that tell the human side of the refugee plight. This years' campaign aims to bring the public closer to the story, showing…
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Country Coordinator Greece

The Changing Face of Global Mobility: Celebrating 10 years of the International Migration Institute

13-15 January 2016, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

 

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to advance theoretical understanding of the nature, drivers and impacts of migration processes. We particularly invite contributions addressing questions central to one of the IMI research themes  

1.    Drivers and Dynamics. How do processes of social transformation and development shape human mobility? In what ways are interrelated processes of internal and international migration are driven by wider social, economic, technological and political transformations in origin and destination countries? What is the role of origin and destination states in shaping migration processes? To what extent do these insights challenges sedentary assumptions of policy?

2.    Development, inequality and change. What are the implications of migration for development and social transformation in destination and origin societies? In particular, how does migration affect social, cultural and economic change as well as patterns of inequality? Why does migration seem to have more positive development outcomes in some settings, and more negative outcomes in others?

3.    Diaspora, transnationalism and identity. How is globalisation affecting migrants’ ability and ways of sustaining long-distance and potentially inter-generational links with origin societies? How are transnational communities and diasporas formed? How do they impact on people’s identities? To what extent do they challenge conventional models of immigrant integration and the nation state?

We welcome papers addressing one or more of these three conference themes. We welcome theoretical and empirical (both quantitative and qualitative) contributions. We are seeking papers that reach beyond the particular empirical case to make a broader conceptual argument. We particularly encourage submissions looking at origin country perspectives, interdisciplinary papers which go beyond traditional conceptual and empirical divides between scientific disciplines, and those that bridge global, national, local and individual perspectives. We also welcome papers covering overarching issues that straddle the themes.

Please submit i) a full paper (4,000 – 10,000 words) and an abstract (250 words maximum) or ii) an extended abstract (of at least 2,000 words) by 30 June 2015. All submissions must be in English.

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01/05/2015 00:05
(St Anne’s College, University of Oxford)
The Changing Face of Global Mobility: Celebrating 10 years of the International Migration Institute 13-15 January 2016, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford   The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to advance theoretical understanding of the nature, drivers and impacts of…
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Country Coordinator Portugal

New faces: a Moluccan perspective on Moluccan history (in the Netherlands)

Start:
20/06/2012 at 00:00
End:
20/06/2019 at 00:00

The Moluccan history is usually viewed from a Dutch perspective in the history books. In turn the Moluccan perspective is lesser known to the general public. To alter this, the LSEM released a website, a book and a new portrait gallery in the Museum Maluku. When visiting you will meet eight historical figures that have played an important part in Moluccan history(...). They will tell their stories and guide you through the history of the Moluccans.

 


20/06/2012 00:00
(Kruisstraat 313, 3581 GK Utrecht)
The Moluccan history is usually viewed from a Dutch perspective in the history books. In turn the Moluccan perspective is lesser known to the general public. To alter this, the LSEM released a website, a book and a new portrait gallery in the Museum Maluku. When visiting you will meet eight…
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Country Coordinator Netherlands