This call for papers relates specifically to a series of 4 working panels which be held during the conference on "The Concept of Mixed Migration: Reflecting on Today’s Migratory Policies, Movements and Paradigms Shifts", Geneva, 8-9 April 2010.
These working panels will aim to examine selected case studies linked to ‘The Phenomenon of Mixed Migration’ (sessions 2 and 3 of the provisional agenda). These case studies shall relate to one of the following four regions of the world: West and North Africa; the horn of Africa & Middle-East; Central America; South-East Asia.
The submissions are expected to highlight the different issues raised by mixed flows of migrants in a given region. Contributors will explore the complexification of migration dynamics and look at the consequences of recent migration and asylum policies on conditions of movements, and highlight both the constraints and coping strategies they entail. When feasible, the panels will also discuss past experiences and historical responses to ‘mixed migration movements’ and compare them with present situations. Reflections on recent initiatives related to this phenomenon and on local understandings of the concept as well as on the challenges ahead are welcomed.
The conference organizers particularly welcome contributions from junior researchers (doctoral and post-doctoral students). The presentations at the conference can follow any of these formats: 1) individual paper presentations of applied research or documented experiences; 2) presentations on research findings or successful experiences and 3) post-graduate feedback sessions on ongoing research projects.
The conference is based on a multidisciplinary approach, involving historical, anthropological, and legal researchers and experts, as well as stakeholders from relevant international institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Papers submitted should 1) have a solid methodological approach, 2) have a strong evidence basis and 3) discuss implications for inclusive public policies that advance migrants’ rights and reduce their vulnerability to the multidimensional challenges of mixed migration.
Deadline for Applications:
Please, send an email indicating your willingness to participate in the conference to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 14, 2010, together with an abstract of approximately 500 words in PDF format and a short CV.
There is no conference registration fee. Grants covering transportation costs may be provided to researchers who have been selected to present their papers/projects.
This conference is jointly organized by the Programme for the Study of Global Migration (Graduate Institute, Geneva) and the Institut d'Ethnologie (Université de Neuchâtel), with the support of the Division for International Protection Services of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
For more information on the Conference Concept and Provisional Agenda see:
Dr. Jérôme Elie, Coordinator of Activities
Programme for the Study of Global Migration
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
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