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Multidisciplinary Research Workshop - Critical Reflections on Asylum, Migration and Xenophobia in Europe

Dates:
  • Tue 24 Jan 2017 10.00 - 17.00
  Add to Calendar 2017-01-24 10:00 2017-01-24 17:00 Europe/Paris Multidisciplinary Research Workshop - Critical Reflections on Asylum, Migration and Xenophobia in Europe

The European Union (EU) finds itself in the midst of a ‘refugee crisis.’ The increased arrival of asylum seekers raises moral, political, cultural, and institutional challenges. EU member states have not been able to formulate a joint response. While member states at the fringe of the union raised physical barriers in the hope of curbing the refugee influx, others reinstated border controls, thus eroding the Schengen acquis. Most importantly, refugees are risking their lives to reach EU territory and, once they arrive, often face deplorable conditions that barely meet their basic needs. This situation has prompted much debate on how the EU should respond to the current challenge, and reap the opportunities that migration presents. Bringing together historians, legal scholars and political scientists, the aim of the workshop is to showcase new research related to the crisis to facilitate a better-informed public debate. Contributions range from analyses of xenophobia in Europe, to a review of migrants’ perceptions of the EU, and from investigations of current EU asylum policy, to an examination of international responses to the European refugee crisis at the end of World War II.

Organisers: Eva-Maria Muschik (HEC), Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (LAW) and Ioannis Galariotis (SPS)

Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

The European Union (EU) finds itself in the midst of a ‘refugee crisis.’ The increased arrival of asylum seekers raises moral, political, cultural, and institutional challenges. EU member states have not been able to formulate a joint response. While member states at the fringe of the union raised physical barriers in the hope of curbing the refugee influx, others reinstated border controls, thus eroding the Schengen acquis. Most importantly, refugees are risking their lives to reach EU territory and, once they arrive, often face deplorable conditions that barely meet their basic needs. This situation has prompted much debate on how the EU should respond to the current challenge, and reap the opportunities that migration presents. Bringing together historians, legal scholars and political scientists, the aim of the workshop is to showcase new research related to the crisis to facilitate a better-informed public debate. Contributions range from analyses of xenophobia in Europe, to a review of migrants’ perceptions of the EU, and from investigations of current EU asylum policy, to an examination of international responses to the European refugee crisis at the end of World War II.

Organisers: Eva-Maria Muschik (HEC), Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi (LAW) and Ioannis Galariotis (SPS)


Location:
Emeroteca, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
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