Migration, Society and Policy MA

Registrations are open for the 2017-2018 edition of Middlesex University Master’s Degree “Migration, Society and Policy”.

With migration regularly at the top of the European and global agenda, the need for skilled professionals who can make sense of the raw data, grasp complex policy systems and assess their impact on contemporary societies is more apparent than ever.

This master’s degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policy-making, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as law, politics and sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

For further information visit the MA Migration, Society and Policy webpage.

MMRP Policy Briefings

Three online policy briefings have been published by the ESRC-funded Mediterranean Migration Research Programme (MMRP). The programme includes eight international projects, included Middlesex University’s EVI-MED (Constructing and Evidence Base of Contemporary Mediterranean Migrations). The policy briefs, informed by the findings of the eight projects, cover a range of issues such as search and rescue, refugees reception, policy making, and the role of civil society. To find out more and download the documents click here.

Kurdish Migration Conference 2017

Globalisation, Diaspora and Transnational Belonging
June 15-16, 2017, Middlesex University, London, UK

Following the success of the first international Kurdish migration conference (KMC) held in 2016 at Middlesex University (London) and the strong interest and participation by the international scholarly community, the 2nd KMC will be held at Middlesex University on 15 and 16 June 2017.

Registrations are now open. Visit the KMC2017 page for further information.

 

MA Migration, Society and Policy

With migration regularly at the top of the European and global agenda, the need for skilled professionals who can make sense of the raw data, grasp complex policy systems and assess their impact on contemporary societies is more apparent than ever.

This masters degree offers a contemporary and interdisciplinary focus on migration and related socio-political and policy issues, combining theoretical, methodological and practice-oriented training relevant to a number of career routes in academia, policymaking, the public sector, the community sector and NGOs.

It features a wide range of study options from disciplines such as Law, Politics and Sociology, as well as incorporating opportunities to undertake field trips, placements and internships, both locally and internationally.

This programme benefits from the contribution of internationally renowned experts, who operate within prominent global networks of researchers and practitioners. Middlesex University is the only London-based member of IMISCOE, the largest European network of researchers on migration and integration.

For further information:
www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/migration-society-policy

South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis

New book by IMISCOE / Springer
SOUTH-NORTH MIGRATION OF EU CITIZENS IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Editors: Jean-Michel Lafleur and Mikolaj Stanek

With chapters from Georgia Mavrodi, Michalis Moutselos, Guido Tintori, Valentina Romei, José Carlos Marques, Pedro Góis, Anastasia Bermudez, Elisa Brey, Tatiana Eremenko, Nora El Qadim, Elsa Steichen, Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, Jutta Höhne, Alessio D’Angelo, Eleonore Kofman, Jean-Michel Lafleur, Mikolaj Stanek, Alberto Veira.

The book includes a chapter from Alessio D’Angelo and Eleonore Kofman (co-directors of the Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University) on EU Migration to the UK.

This open-access volume is freely available online:
http://link.springer.com/chapt…/10.1007/978-3-319-39763-4_10

Summer School on “Refugee Crisis” attracts students from across the world

Academics from Middlesex University School of Law have worked in partnership with colleagues from the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona to deliver an international and interdisciplinary summer school on “the Refugee Crisis and the European Union’s Response: Context, Management and Challenges”.

The course took place between July 18th and 22nd at the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona, and attracted about 20 postgraduate students and NGO practitioners from across the world, including from Spain, Italy, Greece, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands, Lebanon and Peru. Continue reading

Frontiere, Accoglienza e Diritti

Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo, 5/7/2016

 Frontiere Accoglienza e Diritti – Operatori, giuristi e ricercatori a confronto
(Frontiers, Reception and Rights – Knowledge Exchange event for practitioners, lawyers and researchers – EVI-MED Event – In Italian)

Questa giornata di lavoro e dialogo è promossa nell’ambito del progetto internazionale di ricerca ‘EVI-MED’ condotto dalla Middlesex University di Londra in collaborazione con Borderline Sicilia e l’Università degli Studi di Palermo – Clinica Legale per i Diritti Umani.

L’evento è aperto a tutti, ma si richiede la registrazione online.
(Tutti i partecipanti registrati riceveranno un voucher individuale per il pranzo presso ‘Moltivolti’)

Per informazioni ed iscrizioni clicca qui.

Per scaricare la locandina e il programma dell’evento clicca qui

 

Launch event – Schooling in England Toolkit

A toolkit for newly arrived migrant parents and practitioners working with migrants.

Friday 10 June 2016, Middlesex University, NW4 4BT

The school system in England differs in many ways from that in other countries. In England schooling starts earlier than in many countries, generally before the child’s fifth birthday. Many parents and children, especially if they have only just arrived in Britain, are unprepared for this. Choosing a school and getting a child enrolled can be complicated, especially if you are unfamiliar with the system. The aim of this toolkit is to provide information and guidance to help migrant families and practitioners negotiate the school system and to suggest ways in which to support children settle into school and in progressing through primary school and the transition to secondary school.

To download the toolkit click here (the Toolkit is now available in English and Polish. More languages will be available in the coming days).

For further information about the event visit the Eventbrite page.

Kurdish Migration Conference 2016: call for abstracts

May 27, 2016, Middlesex University, London, UK

Call for abstracts – Deadline: February 1st – Click here to submit


Conference Aims and Objectives

The lack of a home nation state has led to a relative invisibility of Kurdish migrants both in public and academic spheres in the settlement countries where they have been registered according to their nationality but not ethnic affiliation. As a result of this, Kurdish migrants have constantly been encompassed in national categories of their country of origin. This was also reflected in a limited public and scholarly attention on them. However, local civic and cultural activism, together with transnationalized Kurdish political mobilisation has drawn attention to the Kurds in the Diaspora. Consequently, recent years have witnessed a growing number of theoretical, conceptual and empirical works on themes related to Kurdish migration. The Kurdish Migration Conference 2016 aims to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines working on Kurdish migration to exchange and share their research findings and experiences about all aspects of migration in, from and to Kurdistan.

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