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The Mediterranean: young people, migrations and development

La Méditerranée : jeunes, migrations et développement

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Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

The aim of the international conference on youth, migrations and development around the Mediterranean, is to highlight the new interdisciplinary research perspectives that are currently emerging on these issues. The conference seeks to bring together members of the scientific community as well as civil society and institutional actors who are interested in the relationship between young people, migrations and development in the Mediterranean area. More specifically, its main objective is to provide a broad overview of the current state of research on three specific populations: descendants of migrants (the so-called “second generation”); children of refugees; unaccompanied minors.

Announcement

Presentation

The Institut Français Italia, the UNESCO Chair in Population, Migrations and Development of Sapienza University of Rome and the Department of Methods and Models for the Economy, Territory and Finance of Sapienza University of Rome in cooperation with the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP), are organising an international conference on youth, migrations and development around the Mediterranean, with the aim of highlighting the new interdisciplinary research perspectives that are currently emerging on these issues.

Argument

The conference seeks to bring together members of the scientific community as well as civil society and institutional actors who are interested in the relationship between young people, migrations and development in the Mediterranean area. More specifically, its main objective is to provide a broad overview of the current state of research on three specific populations:

1) descendants of migrants (the so-called “second generation”);

2) children of refugees;

3) unaccompanied minors.

Currently, these three groups are steadily increasing in most European countries. The issues related to their integration into the socio-economic and political life of European countries have long been central to the concerns of the international scientific community. Recently, research on these populations has also focused on the transnational dynamics in which they are involved, in particular on their relationship with “countries of origin” and on their contribution to the development of their parents’ countries of origin.

The conference, which is open to the participation of civil society activists as well as scholars and researchers, aims to bring together contributions that will focus in depth on the issue of integration of these three categories of young people, on the integration policies that target them, on transnationalism and on their possible contribution to the development of their parents’ countries of origin. 

Main themes

Researchers and Ph.D students are invited to present theoretical, methodological and/or applied papers, confronting several disciplines or using a multidisciplinary perspective. Papers are invited to focus in particular (but not exclusively) on the following main topics: 

  • the integration of descendants of migrants and of refugees (e.g. integration policies and procedures);
  • transnationalism and integration (and the link between them);
  • the descendants of migrants and of refugees and development in their countries of origin (economic, social or political ties with countries of origin, plans to “return”);
  • the demographic behaviour of descendants of migrants and refugees;
  • the routes taken by unaccompanied minors; integration and integration policies designed for them; relationships with countries of origin.

Submission guidelines

Proposals should not exceed 500 words, include personal information (name, email address, title and institutional affiliation, and a short bio) and be sent to youthmedconference2016@gmail.com  

by October 15th 2015.

Working languages: English, French, Italian.

Scientific Committee

  • Elena Ambrosetti,
  • Chadia Arab,
  • Ali Bensaad,
  • Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo,
  • Fatima Goumri,
  • Thomas Lacroix,
  • Salvatore Strozza,
  • Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Organising Committee

  • Elena Ambrosetti,
  • Benedetta Cassani,
  • Cristina Giudici,
  • Federica Mazzarelli,
  • Laura Norton,
  • Angela Paparusso,
  • Enza Roberta Petrillo,
  • Benoît Tadié

Places

  • Département Memotef - Via del Castro Laurenziano, 9
    Rome, Italian Republic (00161)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, October 15, 2015

Keywords

  • migrations, méditerranée, jeunesse, réfugié, démographie, flux

Contact(s)

  • Benoît Tadié
    courriel : benoit [dot] tadie [at] univ-rennes2 [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Lucie Lagardère
    courriel : lucie [dot] lagardere [at] institutfrancais [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« The Mediterranean: young people, migrations and development », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, https://calenda.org/335613

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