Newsletter of the ECPR Standing Group on Immigration and Ethnicity- June 2018

Dear Members of the Standing Group Ethnicity and Migration,

Welcome to another newsletter of the SG.

-ECPR General Conference (Hamburg August 2018):

The ECPR General Conference is approaching soon, and our standing group will be hosting Section 28 which features eight panels, you can find further detail at following this link.
In general, the programme of the conference is particularly rich and you will be able to find plenty of incentive for you research.

At the conference we will hold the annual business meeting of the section. We will soon confirm time and place, please join us with ideas, feedback, and proposals for the next activities of the SG. We will circulate the agenda of the meeting in due time, but if you wish to propose your own items for discussion please do contact us beforehand. Participants will be allowed to propose item for discussion also at the meeting.

-Forthcoming Joint Sessions (Mons 2019):

We congratulate with Jean-Michel Lafleur and Eloisa Del Pino whose workshop proposal at the UCL Mons 2019 Joint Sessions has been accepted upon endorsement of our SG.
Please, follow this link to find out more about this session and on how to submit a proposal to participate to the sessions.

Particularly relevant for our SG is also the workshop organised by Verena Wisthaler and Mireille Paquet: “Subnational Immigration Policymaking: Towards a Second Generation Research Agenda” you can find further information here.

The system to submit papers for the Joint Sessions will open on 1 August 2018, more information will be provided in the forthcoming newsletters and on the ECPR website.

-List of announcements from our membership:

  1. Call for papers/Announcements
    1. Governing Transit Migration: Varieties of Approaches in International Politics
    2. ESA RN24 – Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis
    3. New “Euroregions, Migration and Integration” (EUMINT) project
  2. Vacancies
    1. Network Coordinator of COST Action 16111
  3. Publications


  1. Governing Transit Migration: Varieties of Approaches in International Politics17 September 2018 at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom

    What types of institutional responses do sending, transit and receiving states issue to regulate transit migration? How do international organisations, non-governmental organisations and think-tanks respond to the phenomenon of transit? How could we explain such responses, and how could we assess them about their adequateness and shortcomings?. How do migrants and refugees engage with existing institutions and societal structures during their migration journeys? How do they respond to various institutional obstacles preventing migration, and what kind of coping strategies do they develop? How do they mobilize during and in the aftermath of their transit migration?

    This one-day workshop aims to address these questions, within the broader perspective of migration governance. We welcome applications from junior and senior scholars in international politics, as well as those with particular regional expertise in the Middle East, Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin Americ
    To participate, please send a paper abstract of 300 words maximum to Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas ( ) and Dr. Maria Koinova ( ) by 10 June 2018.

    The organisers will decide about accepted abstracts by 15 June 2018. The organisers may consider the submission of select papers as a special issue in an ISI-ranked journal. Limited financial support will be available for BISA members. We welcome new BISA members at


  1. ESA RN24 – Mid Term conference
    Religions and Identities in the European Migration Crisis
    30 August -1 September 2018
    TURIN (IT)
    University of Turin, Campus Luigi Einaudi


  1. The new “Euroregions, Migration and Integration” (EUMINT) project (January 2018 – July 2020) strengthens cross-border cooperation between Bolzano, Trento, Tirol, Carinthia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto to tackle social, economic, political and cultural challenges arisen from migration.
    The project focusses on three dimension related to the integration of asylum seekers and refugees, namely Cross-border integration, Civic integration and Labour integration.
    Eighteen partners, from academia as well as from public administration and NGOs, are involved and Eurac research is the lead partner.
    The project is financed by Interreg Italy-Austria. Check out our news on our homepage: or follow us on Facebook: @Eumintproject, Twitter: @Eumintproject.



  1. Network Coordinator of COST Action 16111 ETHMIGSURVEYDAT
    Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, CEE, Sciences Po
    Deadline: Sunday 17 June 2018, 23:59 (Paris time)
    Full details and qualifications, skills and experience required available here



With best wishes,

Daniela Vintila, Filippo Dionigi, David Siroky

Migration and Ethnicity Standing Group Convenors

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