Call for papers
Workshop “Challenging stereotypes of crisis and internal migration in the European Union”
10th Annual IMISCOE Conference: Crisis and Migration – Perceptions, Challenges and Consequences
Malmö, Sweden, 25-27 August 2013
Over the last decades, the European migratory landscape has radically changed: from receiving – and rejecting – numerous third-country nationals who looked for new opportunities in EU countries, to intense internal migration embodied by EU citizens themselves. The 2008 financial downturn and its aftermath may have partly influenced the transformation of the map of intra-EU mobilities. As Southern European countries continue to struggle to overcome Euro crises and increasing unemployment rates, internal European migration has become an option for many Southern European citizens (both European born and third-country born who have acquired citizenship).
This context proves the need to question widespread stereotypes about crisis and internal migration and implies a twofold process. Firstly, to define crisis beyond the economic, considering also its political, cultural and psychological consequences. Secondly, to reflect on multiple migratory scenarios within the EU, defined by different directions – North-South, East-West – and motivations – pre-post crisis – which have led EU citizens to start experiencing ‘traditional’ immigration problems (e.g. initial settlement, language barriers and job discrimination).
This workshop aims to outline the emerging picture of primary and secondary intra-EU migrations through the prism of the 2008 financial downturn and its political, technological and socio-economic consequences. We invite submissions of abstracts that deal with these issues from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives and multiple methods research, particularly encouraging empirical based papers. Some of the questions we would like to explore are:
– How can we conceptualise different profiles of intra-European migrants in terms of skill level, place of birth, temporality, etc.?
– How do intersectional variables of class, ethnicity, gender, nationality and educational level affect the experiences of mobility within Europe?
– How do EU Member States shape different public discourses to represent intra-European migration?
– What role does connectivity based on technologies of communication and information play in the experiences of new migrants?
Workshop Convenors: Dr Adela Ros and Cecilia Gordano (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and Dr Rosa Mas Giralt (University of Leeds).
Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7th June, 2013. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by 25th June.
The full Call for Papers for this workshop can be found at the conference website: http://tinyurl.com/Crisis-and-EU-Migration
For more information on the conference, please visit http://www.imiscoeconferences.org/
IMISCOE is an international network of research focused on migration.