Movement of persons has been a key feature in the whole history of European integration, and the time has come for historians, along with political scientists, jurists, economists, sociologists and demographers, to discuss and draw some conclusions on its evolving conceptions and practical applications, placing both of them in the wider context of the social and demographic transformation of Europe and the political and economic narrative of continental integration.
The aim of the conference, which will take place at the University of Padua on 6-8 November 2014, is to integrate the existing fragmented analyses, place them in a longer perspective and extend the analysis further by:
examining the role played by the movement of workers and, afterwards, persons in the process of continental integration;
examining the impact made by migration flows to Europe on the European integration process, and the European consciousness;
investigating the role played by EC/EU policies in internal and international flows of migrants and asylum seekers;
investigating the impact made by EC/EU immigration policies, especially the Schengen regime, on the external relations of both the EC/EU and its member states;
integrating internal and international movement of persons within, to and from Eastern European countries during the pre-1989 period into the history of European migrations.
The conference will be organised in three days and four sessions, which will be respectively devoted to:
Theme 1. Migration flows and policies in Western Europe from the Second World War to the Rome Treaties
Theme 2. Movement of European workers and immigration of non-European nationals from the economic miracles to the crisis in the 1970s
Theme 3. Shift from free movement of workers to free movement of persons and parallel building and strengthening of the common external borders
Theme 4. Current EU migration and asylum policies and their impact on both domestic policies and external relations of the EU
The conference is jointly organised by the European Union Liaison Committee of Historians/Groupe de Liaison des Professeurs d'Histoire Contemporaine Auprès de la Commission des Communautés Européennes and the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padua, with the contribution of the FIRB (Italian Basic Research Investment Fund) 2010 “The Engine of Growth”.
Deadline for proposals submission: JUNE 1, 2014
Proposals must include:
Name (and Surname) of Applicant
Contact: Postal Address, Phone Number, E-Mail Address
Title of Paper
Abstract of Paper (no more than 500 words)
Proposals can be submitted in English or French.
Working languages of the conference are English and French.
Proposals must be sent in a single email message in word and/or PDF format to:
Selected applicants will be informed by June 15, 2014. Written papers must be sent by November 1, 2014.
Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the organisers of the conference.
Selected papers will be published in an edited volume.
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