New Women Connectors (NWC) is an open platform that strives to connect newcomers and migrants, link migration policies debates and amplify the voices of those who often feel voiceless in these debates. Envisioned, created, and led by migrant & refugee women, NWC focuses on ensuring all voices are heard and responded to so that migrants and refugees can have access to meaningful participation.
On 22 July 2020, New Women Connectors invites you to this online event to share your stories of resilience and coping strategies during COVID-19 to build together 'the new normal' during and post COVID-19. Coping2Gather offers a space to reach out to refugee and migrant women during COVID-19 times. It aims to compile information on coping strategies, resilience and needs of refugee and migrant women through self-representation.
This online event will be in Arabic. To register, fill out this google form before 18 July 2020.
The 12th IOM Prague Summer School on Migration Studies will be held at Charles University in Prague from 24th to 29th August 2020. IOM Prague has organised the Summer School every year since 2009, and more than 600 students and professionals from almost 100 countries have attended these lectures.
The programme is open for university students (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as young professionals. Six days of lectures, workshops and discussions with experts will provide a unique opportunity to get familiar with different migration topics, including integration of migrants, trafficking in human beings, environmental migration, migration and gender, migration and health, migration and development and return migration.
The application deadline is 5th April 2020. For information about the event and how to apply, please visit the programme website.
For the 2020 edition, the programme includes the following topics and experts:
- Dušan Drbohlav, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague - Migration Theories, Myth and Realities
- Fatima Eldiasty, UNHCR Middle East and North Africa Operations - Mixed Migration Flows
- Eric Opoku Ware, Sahara Hustlers Association Ghana - The Realities of Irregular Migration from Africa
- Michal Broža, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Prague - A World on the Move-Migration and Current Global Risks
- Robert Stojanov, University Padova (visiting) and Mendel University - Environmental Migration
- Tomáš Sobotka, Wittgenstein Centre Vienna - Migration and Demography
- Michal Vašečka, Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts - Integration of Migrants
- Salim Murad, EMMIR – European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations - Migration and Ethnicity
- Petra Ezzeddine, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University - Migration and Gender
- Eva Janská, Geographic Migration Centre - Transnational Migration
- Kristýna Andrlová, UNHCR Prague - Assistance to Asylum Seekers and Refugees
- Irena Ferčík Konečná, International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe - Human Trafficking
The Integration Forum in Sweden hosts a number of national conferences on different topics related to integration. This conference focuses on multicultural neighbourhoods. Among the lecturers are Susanne Urban, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
The conference will address, among other topics:
- Strategic collaboration between property owners, the city and the police for a safer housing environment
- From grant dependency to self-sufficiency – social sustainability 2.0
- Housing segregation and neighbourhood effects – causes, mechanisms and measures
- Smart communication paths that promote the relationship between housing companies and tenants
Information about registration and fees can be found here.
The 3rd conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers is taking place on 17-19 September 2020. Due to the current situation, the conference will take place online rather than at the premises of the University of Cologne. It will open an international forum to discuss current research results on forced migration, refugees and asylum. The conference will also support interdisciplinary cooperation and serve as a networking platform among researchers in the field of refugee and forced migration studies.
The conference is organised by the Chair of Youth Welfare and Social Work at the University of Cologne with the executive board of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers and the BMBF-funded joint project "Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer" (FFVT).
Examples of topics that will be discussed include:
- Gewalt(schutz), Agency und Vulnerabilität in Geflüchtetenunterkünften
- Examining the interplay of precarity and neoliberal governance in the labour market inclusion of refugees
- Psychische Gesundheit im Kontext von Flucht – für eine postkoloniale, antirassistische und transkulturelle Öffnung in Forschung und Praxis
- Refugee families’ participation in early childhood education: access, effects and policy implications
You can register to the digital conference with ConfTool here and find the preliminary program attached.
The Integration Forum in Sweden hosts a number of national conferences on different topics related to integration. This event focuses on labour market policy, the reform of the Swedish Public Employment Service and the integration of foreign-born and newly arrived immigrants on the Swedish labour market.
Among the speakers are State Secretary Roger Mörtvik and Wonder Ram (OBE), Professor and Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship at Aston University UK.
Information about registration and fees can be found here.
The research network IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe) which describes itself as "Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies" will hold its annual conference for 2021 on 7-9 July 2021 in Luxembourg.
"Crossing borders, connecting cultures"
The conference proposes to "zoom deeper into people’s migration experiences by foregrounding how migration is connected to culture”. IMISCOE will explore the nexus of migration and culture in more depth by reflecting on how migration is lived, experienced, mediated and reﬂected through everyday cultural and artistic practice. Thereby it will seek to deepen understanding of the complexity and diversity of migration experiences on the one hand, and the possibilities of connecting different migrant experiences and groups of people on the other.
The IMISCOE research network currently consists of 55 research institutes from almost all European countries and from various disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics, law, demography, public administration, social geography and history.
More information about the conference can be found on their website.
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