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New Research Strand on Cultural Diversity at the Global Governance Programme of the EUI

Anna Triandafyllidou is starting a new Research Strand in the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. This new Research Strand focuses on the new and old forms of cultural diversity that challenge contemporary societies. It investigates the normative, legal and empirical aspects of such challenges with the aim [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:36:57+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|News|Comments Off on New Research Strand on Cultural Diversity at the Global Governance Programme of the EUI

Why did the EU win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Why did the EU get the Nobel Peace Prize last week, when it seems to have failed in most respects? Indeed precisely for this!! Read more: http://network.globalgovernanceprogramme.eu/europes-economic-and-cultural-downturn-and-the-nobel-peace-prize/

By | 2014-09-09T19:38:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Why did the EU win the Nobel Peace Prize?

How much further can we go in being inhuman?

A new video on the fate of Afghani asylum seekers in Greece. As the country is plummetting into dramatic economic depression, unemployment standing at 24% (among youth at 50%) and as the lines at soup kitchens become longer and longer, Greece is faced also with a humanitarian and refugee crisis. Afghani asylum seekers in particular [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:40:35+00:00 October 9th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on How much further can we go in being inhuman?

Further testing of the democratic reflexes of Greek society

In response to the Golden Dawn patrols threatening and beating up people looking foreign (where foreign stands for Asian or African), a new movement is rising. They call themselves anti-fascist and they are organising their own motorbike gatherings and occasionally patrol the streets of central neighbourhoods in Athens where migrants live and have shops. While [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:39:32+00:00 October 9th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Further testing of the democratic reflexes of Greek society

Towards a Plural Nationalism Approach

Anna Triandafyllidou gave a keynote speech on Ethnic and Religious Diversity in 21st Century Europe: Towards a Plural Nationalism Approach in the German Sociological Association Conference that is taking place between 1 and 5 October at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany. In her presentation Triandafyllidou argues that both majorities and minorities are internally diverse and [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:41:34+00:00 October 3rd, 2012|News|Comments Off on Towards a Plural Nationalism Approach

How to deal with irregular migration and labour market needs

Irregular Immigration: Matching the Labor Market and Mobility Incentives Memo 42: Irregular immigration policy needs restructuring in a way that benefits both destination countries and the immigrants. The EU and the US should focus policy efforts on strengthening cooperation with sender countries, increasing the incentives for legal migration, and targeting the legalization of irregular immigrants. [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:42:52+00:00 September 12th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on How to deal with irregular migration and labour market needs

Health care is a fundamental human right

Watch this wonderful video made by Spanish doctors against the current reform of the health care policy towards (irregular) migrants. It explains very eloquently that providing health care is the obligation of each and every doctor - part of their oath to Ippocrates, indeed an ancient Greek legacy we can be proud of! - Health [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:43:22+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Health care is a fundamental human right

Ministry of Interior report on Greek naturalisation law!!

The massive naturalisations predicted by right wing and far right wing party after the voting in of the 2010 Naturalisation law by the then in government Socialist party were just a bad joke. This is the conclusion that one can draw from a recent report (in Greek) published by the Greek Ministry of Interior which [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:44:20+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Ministry of Interior report on Greek naturalisation law!!

Migration is a good thing

The Home Affairs EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom - says migration not only to but also from Europe is part of European history and migration is a good thing; it helps make ideas, goods, and people circulate for the benefit of all. This does not mean migration is not a challenge for both receiving and sending [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:54:21+00:00 June 29th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Migration is a good thing

2011-2013 Invited Lectures and Keynote Speeches

2013    Convenor and Main Speaker in the ACCEPT PLURALISM European Conferences, in Nicosia, Cyprus on 27-28 September 2012, http://www.accept-pluralism.eu/Events/ACCEPTPLURALISMEuropeanConferences/NicosiaSep2012.aspx in Lyon, France on 26-27 January 2013, http://www.accept-pluralism.eu/Events/ACCEPTPLURALISMEuropeanConferences/LyonJan2013.aspx in Brussels, Belgium on 6-7 March 2013, http://www.accept-pluralism.eu/Events/ACCEPTPLURALISMEuropeanConferences/BrusselsMarch2013.aspx 2012    Invited to deliver a Keynote Lecture on Ethnic and Religious Diversity in 21st Century Europe: Towards a [...]

By | 2014-09-09T19:53:43+00:00 June 29th, 2012|Conferences / Invited Lectures|Comments Off on 2011-2013 Invited Lectures and Keynote Speeches