Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies is honoured to invite you to participate in the scholarly conference Migration on the Edge of Europe: Trends, Policies, and Challenges.
In recent decades all European countries have been migrants’ countries of destination, transit, or origin. Migrations have had a strong impact on the ethnic diversity of European countries throughout history gradually transforming Europe into an immigrant continent due to the increased share of the immigrant population. Therefore, migration management is a relevant policy-level topic as well as a societal issue regardless of the type of migration – planned and unplanned. While the most developed countries attract labour migrants, and strong welfare states international protection seekers, the countries on the Europe/EU edges served mostly as a transit area for irregular migrants and only recently became countries of final destination for all types of immigrants. Migration management at the edges of empires, kingdoms, and economic and political unions has always been significant at a conventional and symbolic level. Countries on Europe’s/EU periphery have been historical guardians of borders, also protecting Fortress Europe from unwanted migration, especially in times of migration pressures caused by wars, natural disasters, and political instabilities. The main challenge of “effective management of the Schengen and external borders” is to reconcile two principles: the humanitarian – respecting human rights standards at the border, and the border security – protecting the state border from irregular migration. The conference strives to offer the exchange of ideas and expertise on various aspects of migration – especially in the Southeast-European context, from a historical and contemporary perspective.
The aim of the conference is to examine the effectiveness of European migration, asylum and integration policies and to explore the views on societal changes caused by migration.
Possible topics include:
Migration in Historical Perspective
Migration and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Emigration from Southeast Europe
Immigration to Southeast Europe
Migration and Religion
Migration policies, Migrant integration policies and Asylum policies
CONFERENCE LANGUAGES: Croatian and English
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 1 July 2022
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APPLICATION DETAILS: Participants are invited to apply by filling out the application form and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org The application should include the author’s name, presentation title and abstract of a maximum 300 words and up to 5 key words.
Deadline for the abstract submission is 1 July 2022.
There is no registration fee for the conference participation!
More about the conference you can find here.