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Going beyond awareness on migrant exploitation in Italian  agriculture: Why the system works the way it does

This study aims at providing a comprehensive insight on the reality surrounding and framing the restructuring of agricultural production in southern Italy as a way of showing that on-going dynamics are the outcome of deliberate policy and strategic choices at different levels of the agro-food value chains. Our aim is to analyse the broader framework [...]

By | 2018-11-28T20:49:18+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Current projects|Comments Off on Going beyond awareness on migrant exploitation in Italian  agriculture: Why the system works the way it does

GLOBALISING and PLURALIZING CULTURE: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Anna Triandafyllidou, EUI in collaboration with Prof. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Boston, MA.

Increased mobility and intensified mixity dynamics challenge long-standing assumptions about how people live and how social institutions function—how and where individuals raise their families, how class and gender are constituted, how livelihoods are earned, and where the rights and responsibilities of citizenship get fulfilled.

By | 2018-11-28T20:47:22+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Current projects|Comments Off on GLOBALISING and PLURALIZING CULTURE: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE Anna Triandafyllidou, EUI in collaboration with Prof. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, Boston, MA.

GREASE Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives

What can Europe learn from other parts of the world about managing religious diversity? What lessons can be learned to help prevent religious radicalisation? With input from researchers in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Oceania, the EU-funded GREASE project will spend the next three years exploring these questions.

By | 2018-11-26T21:47:53+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Current projects|Comments Off on GREASE Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives

BRAVE Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism and Polarisation

Far Right and Islamist groups seeking to recruit people to their particular political cause promote ‘black and white’ ideologies that lead to polarization, hatred, intolerance and violence. Often cherry-picking from religious doctrines, they rely on superficial understanding and interpretation of such doctrines.

By | 2018-11-26T21:46:50+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Current projects|Comments Off on BRAVE Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism and Polarisation

SIRIUS

Despite the polarization in public and policy debates generated by the post-2014 fluxes of refugees, asylum applicants and migrants, European countries need to work out an evidence-based way to deal with migration and asylum rather than a prejudice-based one. The project, SIRIUS, builds on a multi-dimensional conceptual framework in which host country or political-institutional, societal [...]

By | 2018-05-28T15:50:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Current projects|Comments Off on SIRIUS

The DemandAT Research Project

Addressing Demand in Anti-Trafficking Efforts and Policies Trafficking in human beings covers a range of forms of forced labour and exploitation of women, men and children. While responses to trafficking have traditionally focused on combating the criminal networks involved in trafficking or protecting the human rights of victims, European countries are increasingly exploring ways of influencing demand for the services or products of those trafficked within their own economies and societies...

By | 2017-07-11T18:33:39+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Current projects|Comments Off on The DemandAT Research Project

Cultural Base: Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities

The CulturalBase project is about the cultural governance of Europe. It responds to the need of putting culture centre-stage in considering Europe’s future. Acknowledging that the main societal challenges of our time are cultural in nature (such as racism, extremism or also climate change and our use of natural resources) the project emphasises that their solutions

By | 2017-07-11T18:31:08+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Current projects|Comments Off on Cultural Base: Social Platform on Cultural Heritage and European Identities

ITHACA Research Project

The ITHACA research project Integration, Transnational Mobility and Human, Social and Economic Capital Transfers It has often been assumed that migrants who are well integrated, economically and politically, at a destination country tend to get settled and their economic and political ties with the country of origin tend to disappear. The ITHACA project argues that this is not necessarily the case...

By | 2017-07-11T18:26:40+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Current projects|Comments Off on ITHACA Research Project

Trafficking for Labour Exploitation: Assessing Anti-Trafficking Interventions in Italy (TRAFFICKO)

This project aims to critically assess current responses to trafficking for labour exploitation in Italy, and propose alternative frameworks for developing more effective strategies with regard to prevention, and protection of victims. It will provide tools and suggestions for improving the implementation of existing legislation...

By | 2017-07-11T18:39:35+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Current projects|Comments Off on Trafficking for Labour Exploitation: Assessing Anti-Trafficking Interventions in Italy (TRAFFICKO)

The IRMA Research Project

The IRMA research project Governing Irregular Migration: States, Migrants and Intermediaries at the Age of Globalisation (IRMA) International migration has intensified during the last two decades. Europe has been receiving increasing numbers of migrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Part of this international movement of people takes place illegally, notably involves either unlawful border crossings or overstaying (with or without visa). European countries that are situated at the southern and eastern borders of the EU find themselves particularly exposed to irregular migration and asylum seeking pressures. Public opinion often has a feeling that irregular migration is out of control and that national governments are not doing enough to stop it. This project asks two main research questions: 1. How do migration control policies affect the plans and actions of prospective (and actual) irregular migrants? 2. Why some policies are more successful than others?

By | 2017-07-11T18:41:16+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Current projects|Comments Off on The IRMA Research Project

High-Skilled Migration in Times of Crisis – Survey

Crises impact on migration trends in a multitude of ways. High-skilled individuals are particularly prone to ‘exit’ in search of opportunities elsewhere. The outflow of high skilled migrants may have significant long-term implications ...

By | 2015-03-09T12:50:29+00:00 March 9th, 2015|Current projects|Comments Off on High-Skilled Migration in Times of Crisis – Survey

The MIDAS Research Project

The MIDAS Research Project Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Irregular Migration Control Policies in Greece (MIDAS) Irregular migration policies in Greece are understood primarily in terms of control and deterrence. Over recent years, extensive operations both in the interior and at the borders of the Greek territory have aimed at arresting the “trespassers” and – with the exception of asylum seekers – returning them to their country of origin, as well as discouraging newcomers in the long term. Amidst rising concerns over both the legitimacy and efficiency of these measures, the MIDAS project aspires to critically assess the Greek policy framework of “arrest-detain-return” by providing evidence-based answers to the lingering yet unexplored core question: To what extent is the Greek model of managing irregular migration cost-effective?

By | 2015-01-08T13:02:48+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Current projects|Comments Off on The MIDAS Research Project