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One century of Diaspora

Reflection day about emigration public policies

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Published on Monday, May 28, 2018 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

It is suggested a day of reflection about public policies linked to Portuguese diasporas in order to identify its characteristics, its influences and its evolution and from a comparative approach, between the different communities in the world.

Announcement

Argument

In the beginning of September 2017, the Council of Europe presented a parliamentary network in order to stimulate the debate about policies of Diasporas between 47 Member-States of the Council. The aim is to promote a concerted and an adequate answer to the situation of the current migration, in the name of the interdependency and of the solidarity between the North and the South.

In this event, Portugal was considered as one of countries that most promotes integration with its immigration policies of settlement and integration and its relationship with the Portuguese communities.

Besides, it was underlined the importance of the understanding of the past for the definition of national and international policies in a globalized world, and the necessity to cooperate between sending and settlement countries. Thanks to its historical tradition on migration and its special relationships with Portuguese communities in the world, Portugal and its Diaspora should be considered as a privileged starting point for a scientific debate about its policies linked to the Portuguese communities.  

For these reasons, it is suggested a day of reflection about public policies linked to Portuguese diasporas in order to identify its characteristics, its influences and its evolution and from a comparative approach, between the different communities in the world.

The aim is to stimulate the discussion of the following questions:

  • Diaspora concept;
  • Diaspora and external policy;
  • Portuguese communities and the civil society;
  • Policies of maintenance of relationship between Portugal and its citizens;
  • Portuguese communities and financial investment;
  • Policies of return;
  • Democracy, citizenship and political rights;
  • Repatriation and integration in Portuguese society.

Submission guidelines

Proposals should include the title of the presentation, the abstract (until 300 words) and a biographical note (with the information of institutional affiliation, academic level, the five most relevant and recent publications). They should be sent to the following email: yvettedossantos@gmail.com.

Languages of the conference: Portuguese, English.

Deadline is the the 10th of June 2018.

Study Day : 30/10/2018

Organisation

  • Comissão Migrações da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
  • Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC) – NOVA FCSH

Scientific Committee

  • Cristina Clímaco (Universié de Paris 8 and IHC – NOVA FCSH)
  • Maria Beatriz Rocha-Trindade (Universidade Aberta)
  • Thierry Hinger (Luxembourg)
  • Yvette Santos (IHC – NOVA FCSH)

Places

  • Adriano Moreira Room - Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa
    Lisbon, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018

Keywords

  • portuguese diaspora, emigration policies

Contact(s)

  • Yvette Santos
    courriel : sdnconferencialisboa [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Yvette Santos
    courriel : sdnconferencialisboa [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« One century of Diaspora », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 28, 2018, https://calenda.org/441876

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