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The INTEGRIM network offers, through its partners institutions, 4 new Scientific Thematic Workshops , to be held in the month of June 2014, around the four Research lines and Work packages. These scientific thematic workshops aim to gather ESR, scholars and external stake holders actively involved in research, policy and practice of each thematic dimension.


Work Package 1: Identity and Cultural Integration


Work Package 1: Identity and Cultural Integration
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
Room 153, University of Deusto (Bilbao)

In the framework of the 7FP Training Network “Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies”, the Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto is pleased to announce the second scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group on “Identity and Cultural Integration”.

This working group focuses on the social and political challenges raised by the increasing levels of cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity in Europe and on the problems and/or opportunities that such diversity creates for the integration of migrants. This second workshop aims at exploring the particular challenges posed by the dynamics between older and newer minorities both for integration policies and for the assessment and evaluation of those policies.


The Workshop is open to professors, lecturers, researchers, PhD candidates and staff from organisations, institutions and public administration with an interest for human rights, diversity management policies, integration policies, public law and political science. Registration is free but required and it includes participants’ lunch.
English is the working language and no translation service is available.
To register, please send an e-mail message to
stating “WORKSHOP” in the subject and containing the following information:

Name and surname(s):
Position and institution of affiliation:
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Work Package 2: Citizenship and Political Participation

Multicultural Policies in Federated Entities


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

CEDEM, University of Liège, Belgium


The Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège is pleased to announce the second scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group Citizenship and Political Participation on “Multicultural Policies in Federated Entities”.

Contemporary societies are de facto multicultural and display a wide variety of ethnic, racial, cultural, national and religious affiliations and identities. This diversity is not going to disappear in the foreseeable future. The standardization of mass culture is certainly a trend that cannot be denied. But at the same time, various forms of cultural, ethnic, national, religious and post-national identities have emerged in the public sphere, especially at the local level, and are reconstructing themselves as a response to the standardization trend. In a book published in 1995, the American historian, David Hollinger, introduced the expression “diversification of diversity” to describe the dynamics of cultures and identities in the United States context (Hollinger 1995). By analogy, one could claim that the European Union has also entered a process of “diversification of its diversity”, which follows specific patterns and calls to some extent for a specific European debate about European forms of diversity or about European diversities (Martiniello 2006, 2011). Recently, Steven Vertovec has coined the expression “super-diversity” to refer to the extension and deepening of diversity in contemporary societies (Vertovec 2007).

The one-day seminar will address the links between citizenship and multiculturalism from a particular perspective but looking at the policy dimension. It will give the opportunity to INTEGRIM Early Stage Researchers to present their dissertation project. It will also examine and compare policies designed and implemented in order to manage immigration related cultural diversity in a sample of federated entities of several European and non-European federal countries. The contributions will focus on three main issues: Language diversity, religious diversity and artistic diversity

In each of the countries under examination, we will contrast 2 federated entities characterised by different approaches of diversity:

‐          Belgium: Flanders and Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Corinne Torrekens, Free University Brussels)

‐          Spain: Catalonia and Basque Country (Mónica Ibáñez, University of Burgos)

‐          Switzerland: Zurich and Neuchatel (Gianni D’Amato, University of Neuchatel)

‐          Germany: Hesse and Bavaria: (Caroline Schultz, University of Osnabrück)

‐          Canada: Quebec and Ontario (Viktor Armony, UQAM)

‐          USA: California and Texas (Katia Long, Free University Brussels)

‐          Australia: Queensland and New South Wales (Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne)

This workshop is open to professors, researchers, MA students, PhD students. The attendance is free but registration is requested before 1st June 2014. Please send an email to


Work Package 3:  ‘Urban Migrants/Migrant Urbanism’

Sussex  June 9th

Urban Migrants/Migrant Urbanisms: North and South

9.30 – 10.00: Arrival and coffee.

10.00 – 11.00: ‘Graphical representations of Somali migrants in six European cities’

Benjamin Dix, University of Sussex

11.00 – 12.30 Updates on Research from INTEGRIM Researchers:

‘The Politics of Internal Control and Irregular Foreign Residents’ Possibilities for Integration – Pathways, Opportunities and Limitations to socio-economic incorporation in London and Barcelona’

Reinhard Schweitzer, University of Sussex

 ‘Half in, Half out: Roma and non-Roma Romanians with Limited Rights Working and Travelling in the European Union’

Iulius-Cezar Macarie, Central European Universtiy, Budapest. 

‘Involuntary Resettlement in Colombo and Jaffna’

Michael Collyer, University of Sussex

12.30 – 14.00 – lunch

14.00 – 15.30: The local dimension of migration policymaking. Which trends of convergence?

Tiziana Caponio, University of Turin

15.30 – 16.00: coffee.

16.00 – 17.30: Roundtable – The Impact of Migration on Southern Cities

Andrew Baldwin (University of Durham), Maryann Bylander (SOAS), Laura Hammond (SOAS), Colin McFarlane (University of Durham) .



Work Package 4: Urban Integration, Residential Patterns and Mobility 

 Ethnic Residential Segregation: New urban mobilities

Wednesday, 25th June 2014

IGOT, University of Lisbon





In the framework of the 7FP Marie Curie Training Network “Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies”, the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon is pleased to announce the second scientific thematic workshop organized by the working group on “Urban Integration, Residential Patterns and Mobility”.

The working group aims to explore three sets of issues: housing policies and social cohesion; urban and ethnic segregation; and social integration policies and equitable cities. This second workshop will explore recent debates on ethnic residential segregation in urban areas. The residential concentration or clustering of minority and ethnic groups in urban areas is often interpreted as a symptom of social fragmentation or failed integration. However, in the light of increased everyday mobility, new forms of social networking and other dynamic forms of segregation across space, the study of urban integration and the assumed social effects of ethnic clustering cannot be limited to the neighbourhood of residence. This workshop will explore the theoretical and methodological implications of encompassing new forms of mobility and networking in the urban integration research agenda.

The workshop will host lectures by Professor Françoise Dureau,
University of Poitiers,France and Professor Daniel Hiebert,  University of British Columbia,Canada

The workshop will also include communications by PhD candidates working on the broad topic of the workshop.