Newsletter December 2020: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

Newsletter December 2020: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

SG News: Our ECPR Standing Group Migration and Ethnicity is delighted to announce that:

  • The Section proposal that we endorsed for the 2021 ECPR General Conference has been accepted. The Section is entitled “International Migration: Challenges for Politics, Governance, and Society” and will be coordinated by Daniela Vintila (Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Liege) and Verena Wisthaler (European Academy of Bolzano). To submit panel and paper proposals for this Section, the deadline is 10 February 2021.
  • The Workshop proposal that we endorsed for the 2021 ECPR Joint Sessions has been accepted. The Workshop is entitled Diaspora Mobilization and Homeland Politics and will be coordinated by Johanna Peltoniemi (University of Helsinki) and Sebastián Umpierrez de Reguero (Leiden University & Universidad Diego Portales). Submit an abstract through ECPR by 1 February 2021.
  • We are launching the ECPR Online Seminar Series in Migration and Ethnicity. This new Seminar Series will comprise online talks showcasing the latest research in the field. Our first Seminar will take place on 20 January 2021 at 16:00 CET. Speaker: Prof Anna Triandafyllidou (Ryerson University, Toronto). Seminar title: “Temporary Migration: Category of Analysis and Category of Practice”. More information about this event will be made available soon here.

SG Member News on Projects and Activities:

  • Webinar Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), University of Liege: on 18 December 2020, at 4pm CET, CEDEM organizes the webinar “The 2020 elections and their consequences for migration and race in the US”. Speakers: Phil Kasinitz (CUNY), John Mollenkopf (CUNY) and Danielle Ponder (blues and soul singer, Juris Doctorate, Northeastern University). Webinar moderated by Marco Martiniello. Register here for the event.
  • CfP: The Fragility of Global Migration Conference, 20–21 May 2021, DGS section Migration and Ethnic Minorities & the Center of Methods in Social Sciences, University of Göttingen. Looking for: research papers on the “fragility” of migration (from environmental disasters, unnatural catastrophes, and crises that lead to stalled and failed migration processes, and the long and short-term consequences). Email a 250-word abstract in English to by 31 January 2021.
  • EUMINT Tool for labour integration: created an evaluation for hard and soft skills, based on competence cards, practical tests and group activities. The result is an in-depth portfolio to complement standard information in a CV, increasing the chance for labour integration for asylum seekers.
  • The House of Common Values: explores the values in the Treaty on European Union, Art. 2., as part of the EUMINT project to strengthen Italy-Austria cross-border cooperation to tackle migration-related social, economic, political and cultural challenges. See: Medda-Windischer R., Carlà A., Zeqo E., Pirhofer A., Zeba M., Maniscalco G., Tartarotti M., Stoichita P., Patti Y., and Stecchi V. (2020) The House of Common Values. Eurac Research. Available at:
  • GLIMER project launched a project film Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe’s Refugees on accommodation, language provision, labour market integration and gender dynamics across case studies of asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland, Sweden, Italy and Cyprus.
  • EMM Survey Registry: Cost Action 16111 Ethmigsurveydata and SSHOC launched a new tool: the EMM Survey Registry, which displays metadata about existing quantitative surveys undertaken with ethnic and migrant minorities. See this recent webinar about the tool and what it can do for research and policymaking.
  • New project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (2020-2024) aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research on forced migration and refugees. Collaboration between the peace and research institute BICC, the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (CHREN), the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) & the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück; supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Follow us on Twitter & subscribe to our newsletter.
  • Anxieties of Migration and Integration in Turbulent Times conference will now be online 14–15 January 2021. All SG members are welcome to attend, free of charge. Keynotes by Prof. Louise Ryan on migrants’ responses to ‘unsettling events’ & Prof. Jaan Valsiner on pathways to migrant resilience via proculturation. 10 research panels and 1 practitioner panel on COVID-19 crisis challenges and opportunities for migration and integration management.
  • Register for a webinar on the drivers and effects of subnational immigrant integration policy worldwide, 28 January 2021 4PM (CET), with insights from Africa, Asia and Latin America. A joint cooperation between Eurac Research (IT); BIRMM & IES Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE); nccr-on the move University of Neuchâtel (CH); University of Konstanz (GER); CEPI/CSPI Concordia University (CA).

Latest Publications from SG Members

Alarian, H. M. (2020) Cause or Consequence?: The Alternative for Germany and Attitudes toward Migration Policy. German Politics and Society 38:2, 59–89.      

Burlacu I., Soare S., & Vintila D. (2020) Migrants’ Access to Social Protection in Romania. In: Lafleur J-M., Vintila D. (eds) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1). IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham.

Crawfurd, L. (2020) Contact and Commitment to Development: Evidence from Quasi‐Random Missionary Assignments. Kyklos.

Czymara, C. (2020) Propagated Preferences? Political Elite Discourses and Europeans’ Openness toward Muslim Immigrants. International Migration Review, 54(4): 1212–37.

Czymara, C., & Eisentraut, M. (2020) A Threat to the Occident? Comparing Human Values of Muslim Immigrants, Christian, and Non-Religious Natives in Western Europe. Frontiers in Sociology 5: 1–15.

Dahlin, M., Larsson O., & Winell A. (Eds) (2020) Religion, Migration and Existential Wellbeing. Routledge.        

Dean, L. A. (2020) Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia. Policy Press, University of Bristol  

Dimari, G. (2020) The Securitization of Migration in Greece 2011–2019: A Discourse and Practice Analysis. European Quarterly of Political Attitudes and Mentalities.          

Dražanová, L. (2020) What Factors Determine Attitudes to Immigration? A Meta-Analysis of Political Science Research on Immigration Attitudes (2009–2019). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2020/86.           

Dražanová, L., & Roberts A. (2020) Are nationalists better citizens? Florence: EUI RSCAS, 2020/90.           

Fossati, F. & Liechti, F. (2020). Integrating refugees through public policy: A comparative survey experiment on hiring preferences. Journal of European Social Policy.    

Gonnot, J., Dražanová, L. & Brunori C. (2020). Global trends and continental differences in attitudes to immigration: thinking outside the Western box. Migration Policy Centre, Policy Briefs 2020/42.

Hunter, A., & McCallum Guiney, F. (2020) The Quest For Equal Citizenship: Middle Eastern Christian Narratives of Migration and Inclusion in the United Kingdom. Mashriq & Mahjar, 8:1, 15–43.        

Jakobson, M-L., & Leif, K. (2020) COVID-19 Crisis and Labor Migration Policy: A Perspective from Estonia. Perspectives in Political Science 2.          

Kaczmarczyk, P., Brunarska, Z., Brzozowska, A., & Kardaszewicz, K. (2020) Economic Integration of Immigrants – towards a New Conceptualisation of an Old Term. CMR Working Paper 120/178. Warsaw: Centre of Migration Research.

Klarenbeek, L. M., & Weide, M. (2020) The participation paradox: demand for and fear of immigrant participation. Critical Policy Studies, 14:2, 214–232.

Knotz, C., Fossati, F., Scalise, G. & Hoojer, G.  (2020). The role of employers and trade unions in immigration and welfare state policy-making. Special Issue: Immigration and the Welfare State: The Role of Employers and Trade Unions. Journal of European Social Policy.  

Konstantinidou A. (2020). Diaspora Policies, Consular Services and Social Protection for Cypriot Citizens Abroad. In: Lafleur JM., Vintila D. (eds) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 2). IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham.

Konstantinidou, A., & Vintila, D. (2020) Policy Measures for the Diaspora during the COVID-19 Crisis: The Case of Cyprus. HAPSc Policy Briefs Series, 1(1), 13–23.   

Lafleur, J-M., & Vintila, D. (Eds) (2020) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1): Comparing Access to Welfare Entitlements. Cham: Springer, Open Access.         

Lafleur, J-M., & Vintila, D. (Eds) (2020) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 2): Comparing Consular Services and Diaspora Policies. Cham: Springer, Open Access.

Lafleur, J-M., & Vintila, D. (Eds) (2020) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 3): A Focus on Non-EU Sending States. Cham: Springer, Open Access.

Lafleur, J-M., & Vintila, D. (2020). Do EU Member States Care About their Diasporas’ Access to Social Protection? A Comparison of Consular and Diaspora Policies across EU27. In: Lafleur J-M., Vintila D. (eds) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 2). IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham.

Maas, W. (2020)  European Citizenship and Free Movement after Brexit. In S. Greer & J. Liable (eds) The European Union after Brexit. Manchester University Press.   

Maas, W. (2020) Citizenship and Free Movement in Comparative Federalism. In N. Ringe & J.-J. Spoon (eds.) The European Union and Beyond: Multi-Level Governance, Institutions and Policy-Making. ECPR Press.     

McCallum Guiney, F. (2020) Middle Eastern Christian Identities in Europe, Editorial to the Special Issue.    Mashriq & Mahjar 8, 1.

McGee, T. (2020). Recognising Stateless Refugees. Forced Migration Review 65: 45–47. 

Membretti A., & Kordel S. (2020) Report on conceptual frameworks on migration processes and local development in rural and mountain areas.      MATILDE project.

Østergaard-Nielsen, E., & Camatarri, S. (2020) Styles of Representation in Constituencies in the Homeland and Abroad: The Case of Italy. Parliamentary Affairs.

Panebianco, S. (2020) Migration Governance in the Mediterranean: The Siracusa Experience. Geopolitics.         

Paquet, M. (2020) Immigration, Bureaucracies and Policy Formulation: The Case of Quebec. International Migration 58 (1), 166–181.

Sabchev, T. Y. (2020) Against all odds: Thessaloniki’s local policy activism in the reception and integration of forced migrants.     Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.         

Schultz, C., Lutz, P., & Simon, S. (2020) Explaining the immigration policy mix: The relative openness towards asylum and labour migration. European Journal of Political Research.

Surova, S. (2020) Identity from a conceptual and empirical perspective: A case study of the multiply identifications of Slovak diaspora living in SerbiaDiaspora Studies, 13(2), 189–212.   

Umpierrez de Reguero, S., Finn, V., Cartagena, V., & Baquerizo Neira, G. (2020). El sufragio multiterritorial. Evidencia de migrantes andinos en Ecuador [Multiterritorial Suffrage: Evidence from Andean Migrants in Ecuador]. Revista Andina de Estudios Políticos, 10(1), 126–151.

Vintila D., & Lafleur J-M. (2020). Migration and Access to Welfare Benefits in the EU: The Interplay between Residence and Nationality. In: Lafleur J-M., Vintila D. (eds) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 1). IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham.

Vintila D., & Lafleur J-M. (2020). The Immigration-Emigration Nexus in Non-EU Sending States: A Focus on Welfare Entitlements, Consular Services, and Diaspora Policies. In: Lafleur J-M., Vintila D. (eds) Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond (Volume 3). IMISCOE Research Series. Springer, Cham.

Welfens, N., & Bonjour, S. (2020). Families first? The mobilisation of family norms in refugee resettlement. International Political Sociology.

Press and Media Publications

Surová, S. (16 November 2020) Why the act on citizenship is important and how it is related to minorities. Minority policy in Slovakia. Critical newsletter.

Surová, S. (16 November 2020) Plenipotentiary for minorities Bukovszky: the proposed law on minorities is a result of expert work rather than political pursuit. Minority policy in Slovakia. Critical newsletter.

Surová, S. (29 September 2020) Does Slovakia need a law on minorities? If yes, why and what kind of law should it be? Minority policy in Slovakia. Critical newsletter.

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