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Migration Working Group

Migration is a multidisciplinary research field that has been strongly represented in the academic research of all departments of the EUI and has formed a specific focus at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. For several years, EUI faculty, fellows and researchers working on projects related to migration and the integration of immigrants have met in the Migration Working Group (MWG) to discuss their research.

The MWG provides an informal and congenial atmosphere for interdisciplinary debate. Sociology, political science, social geography, anthropology, history, economics, law, and demography are among the key disciplines represented in the MWG. 



Transit Migration and the Politics of Search and Rescue

28 February 2017



Chair: Luigi Narbone | EUI


Migrants’ Vulnerabilities in Transit: Central and Eastern Mediterranean Routes Compared
Laura Bartolini | IOM and Eliza Galos | IOM


Transforming Transit Migration along the Western Balkan Route: A Socio-Legal Analysis
Julija Sardelic | Liverpool University 


Between Rights and Market. The Mechanisms of Economization of the Reception of Refugees in the Countries of Southern Europe
Giacomo Bazzani | University of Turin


The Role of Sophia in the Context of the Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean
Giorgia Bevilacqua | National Research Council – Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development


The Politics of Death and Rescue in Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Simon McMahon | Coventry University and Nando Sigona | University of Birmingham


Read more here.


For further information and registration to the MWG mailing list, please send an email to mwg@eui.eu

Subscribers to the MWG email list also receive the Migration Working Group Newsletter which includes information about job opportunities, conferences, projects and other relevant news in the field of migration studies.



Anna Triandafyllidou


Villa Schifanoia


Last Tuesday of each month, from 14:00 till 17:30 hours. Coffee/tea break offered at 15:30


Call for Paper

Migration Working Group 2016-2017


Valentina Bettin
Email valentina.bettin@eui.eu
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 807 


Former directors:

Rainer Bauböck (2008-2012)
Jean-Pierre Cassarino (2006-2008) 
Virginie Guiraudon (2005-2006)
Philippe Fargues (2004-2005)
Franck Düvell (2002-2004) 

Past Meetings 

Page last updated on 17 February 2017