Call for Papers | Applications - Part 26

posted by PP on 2005/05/18 13:57

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

Marek Canek, Migration Online editor at the Multicultural Center Prague, announced a Call for papers for a Workshop on Developments and Patterns of Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe, taking place in Prague from 25 to 27 August 2005.

The Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 June 2005.
The workshop will incorporate debates about migration theories, presentations of empirically based research in the "region", and experiences of non-governmental representatives dealing with the issue of migration in CEE.

Additionally, the initiative is envisaged as the first step towards long-term cooperation of migration analysts and experts, thus creating an interdisciplinary network for a dynamic dialogue. The main coordinator - the Migration Online section of the Multicultural Center Prague - specializes in providing information and analyses of migration processes and policies in the Czech Republic and other (not only) Central Eastern European countries. Its website shall serve as the platform for the future cooperation. This workshop is organized with the support of the Open Society Fund Prague within the framework of the East East Program and UNHCR Czech Republic.

While researchers are expected to present a paper based on their research, NGO representatives can also deliver a presentation based on their experiences with assisting migrants, cooperating and negotiating with governmental organizations and/or other NGOs, etc. All presentations should not be longer than 15-20 minutes. The written draft of the presentation shall be submitted two weeks before the workshop. The working language will be English and there will be no translation provided.

Organisation of the workshop:
Three morning PANELS, delivered by invited key speakers and experts. Some of the invited participants are: Dusan Drbohlav (Charles University, Prague), Nina Glick Schiller (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle), Endre Sik (ELTE University, Budapest), Dariusz Stola (Center of Migration Research, Warsaw), Claire Wallace (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna), Dumitru Sandu (Bucharest University).

  • Migration patterns and policies in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Socio-Anthropological challenges for studying migration
  • Reception of refugees in Central Eastern Europe
The afternoon sessions will consist of SEMINARS organised around the following areas:
  • Integrating gender, class, ethnicity and age into the studies of migration
  • Refugees in Central and Eastern Europe: reception, integration and various institutional responses
  • The impacts of migration on local social structures: 'receiving' and 'sending' settings, urban and rural, international and national
  • Borders and borderlands of the European Union
  • Migration management: the role of non-governmental organizations, experts and researchers
  • Migration policies and migrants' practices
  • Comparing forms of migrants' exclusion and inclusion in Central Eastern Europe: from citizen(-ship), denizen, asylum-seeker to foreigner, alien and illegal

You may find the complete CfP in .pdf here.

Application and Registration:
Interested applicants shall write an abstract (not more than 500 words), fill in the registration form, and send it along with their curriculum vitae (including a list of publications if any) to Completed applications are to be submitted electronically at the latest by 15 June. Applicants will be notified about the results of the application by 21 June. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Marek Canek at Multicultural Center Prague, Vodickova 36, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic, email:, tel./fax +420 - 296 325 345.


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