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Publié le mardi 16 décembre 2014 par João Fernandes

Résumé

In the era of globalization, which benefits the implementation of policies of both stimulus or repression for the movement of people, academics have been fostering discussion around topics and concepts related with migration, borders and mobility. This epistemological basis enables us to apprehend the complexity of the European area and invites us to examine the boundaries or lack of it that separate territories. The conference also seeks to analyze the changes in the concepts of border and border control; to understand how residents in the Schengen Area – “native” or immigrants – build their national and transnational identity; to assess the evolution of mobility within the Schengen Area, which in turn allows us to perceive the relations between regions, states and individuals and to explain the various impacts of the Schengen agreements in the territories, people and societies and their border experiences.

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Argument

In the era of globalization, which benefits the implementation of policies of both stimulus or repression for the movement of people, academics have been fostering discussion around topics and concepts related with migration, borders and mobility. This epistemological basis enables us to apprehend the complexity of the European area and invites us to examine the boundaries or lack of it that separate territories.

Thirty years after the signing of the first Schengen agreement, it urges to study the processes of people circulation (and their diversity) within and into this area. This international conference aims to discuss how the implementation of the Schengen Area has affected and changed relations between Member States, between themselves and third countries, as well as its consequences under the European Neighbourhood Policy. 

The conference also seeks to analyze the changes in the concepts of border and border control; to understand how residents in the Schengen Area – “native” or immigrants – build their national and transnational identity; to assess the evolution of mobility within the Schengen Area, which in turn allows us to perceive the relations between regions, states and individuals and to explain the various impacts of the Schengen agreements in the territories, people and societies and their border experiences.

We also encourage proposals that may bring new insights about anti-immigration policies caused by the “fortress” around Europe; the discourses (media, politics and academic) that have accompanied the frequent shipwrecks and the humanitarian tragedy in the Mediterranean coasts; the various movements and initiatives that have emerged as an alternative to migration policies in Europe and Schengen (such as the World Charter of Migrants and the Charter of Lampedusa). 

We also encourage proposals that may bring new insights about anti-immigration policies caused by the “fortress” around Europe; the discourses (media, politics and academic) that have accompanied the frequent shipwrecks and the humanitarian tragedy in the Mediterranean coasts; the various movements and initiatives that have emerged as an alternative to migration policies in Europe and Schengen (such as the World Charter of Migrants and the Charter of Lampedusa).

In the era of globalization, which benefits the implementation of policies of both stimulus or repression for the movement of people, academics have been fostering discussion around topics and concepts related with migration, borders and mobility. This epistemological basis enables us to apprehend the complexity of the European area and invites us to examine the boundaries or lack of it that separate territories.

Thirty years after the signing of the first Schengen agreement, it urges to study the processes of people circulation (and their diversity) within and into this area. This international conference aims to discuss how the implementation of the Schengen Area has affected and changed relations between Member States, between themselves and third countries, as well as its consequences under the European Neighbourhood Policy. 

The conference also seeks to analyze the changes in the concepts of border and border control; to understand how residents in the Schengen Area – “native” or immigrants – build their national and transnational identity; to assess the evolution of mobility within the Schengen Area, which in turn allows us to perceive the relations between regions, states and individuals and to explain the various impacts of the Schengen agreements in the territories, people and societies and their border experiences. 

We also encourage proposals that may bring new insights about anti-immigration policies caused by the “fortress” around Europe; the discourses (media, politics and academic) that have accompanied the frequent shipwrecks and the humanitarian tragedy in the Mediterranean coasts; the various movements and initiatives that have emerged as an alternative to migration policies in Europe and Schengen (such as the World Charter of Migrants and the Charter of Lampedusa). 

The conference welcomes proposals from various scientific areas (Anthropology, Geography, History, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Sociology) on topics within the conference scope, focusing on comparative studies or not.

 

Submission guidelines

If you wish to submit a proposal, please send the following information: name, affiliation, title of the paper, abstract (up to 500 words) and a biographical note (up to 150 words). 

The conference working languages are Portuguese and English. 

Important dates

  • Abstract submissions deadline: December 15, 2014

  • Abstract acceptance notification: January 5, 2015
  • Full paper submissions deadline: April 30, 2015
  • Conference dates: June 15-16, 2015

Coordination

  • Alice Cunha, (IHC, FCSH-UNL)
  • Marta Silva, (IHC, FCSH-UNL)
  • Rui Frederico (IHC, FCSH-UNL) 

Scientific Steering Committee

  • Maria Fernanda Rollo (IHC, FCSH-UNL)
  • José Neves (IHC, FCSH-UNL)
  • Rui Cunha Martins (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra e CEIS20)
  • Maurizio Ridolfi (CSSEM, UNITUS-Viterbo)
  • João Peixoto (ISEG-UL)
  • Sandro Mezzadra (Università di Bologna e University of Western Sydney)
  • Paulo Sande (IEP-UCP)
  • José Mapril (CRIA, FCSH-UNL)

Lieux

  • Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Av. Berna, 26 C
    Lisbonne, Portugal (1069-061)

Dates

  • lundi 15 décembre 2014

Mots-clés

  • schengen, people, borders, mobility

Contacts

  • Marta Silva
    courriel : silvamartanunes [at] gmail [dot] com

Source de l'information

  • Marta Silva
    courriel : silvamartanunes [at] gmail [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« Schengen: people, borders and mobility », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mardi 16 décembre 2014, http://calenda.org/311181