Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis

Our study “Talking of Values: Understanding the Normative Discourse of EU Migration Policy” is now published online – see here. For first impressions, take a look at Angeliki Dimitriadi’s post on our blog.

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European Values in the Charter of Fundamental Rights, Workshop on Gender equality 09.09.2019 -11.09.2019

The Conference “European Values in the Charter of Fundamental Rights” was organized as part of the European research project NoVaMigra – Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis.

The Conference took place at the Faculty of Political Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Milan (7, via Conservatorio) from the morning of September 9th to the afternoon of September 10th and was articulated in six panels, which corresponded to the main Titles of the Charter: dignity, freedoms, equality, solidarity, citizens’ rights and justice. For each panel there was a keynote speaker, who presented her/his own perspective on how the values of the Charter should be understood in the framework of the European project, and a dicussant.

The keynote speaker was: Dignity: Roger Brownsword (King’s College London); Freedoms: Catherine Audard (London School of Economics); Equality: Gianfrancesco Zanetti (CRID, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia); Solidarity: Philippe Van Parijs (Université Catholique de Louvain); Citizen’s Rights: Justine Lacroix (Université libre de Bruxelles); Justice: Gianluigi Palombella (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa).

Following the Conference, in the morning of September 11th, a Workshop which discussed the forms that a gender perspective could take in a multidisciplinary research such as NoVaMigra was organized. It was opened by a lecture of Mieke Verloo (Radboud University).


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Come Il Rifugiato È Diventato Un Migrante Economico Irregolare, 12 June 2019

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In a public lecture entitled “How the refugee has become an economic migrant”, Chiara Marchetti, part of the University of Milan’s NoVaMigra Team, presented the results of her research on recent shifts in Italy’s changing values vis-à-vis refugees and migrants.


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Migration and European Cosmopolitanism: A Critical Assessment, 27-28 May 2019

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The NoVAaMigra Team got together at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (ISJPS) in Paris on 27 -28 May 2019 to examine the topic of migration in relation to European cosmopolitanism from various philosophical as well as anthropologist perspectives. Central points of discussion were whether or not the discussion about “values” is useful or not, and what kind of role solidarity plays within migration contexts.


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Poznań Workshop “Value Agents and Their Practices in Civil Society”, 6-8 March 2019

The NoVaMigra team got together at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań on 6 – 8 March 2019 to discuss and compare findings on value practices in eight European countries: France, Italy, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Greece, Sweden, and Germany. The country studies identified how both public institutions and civil society actors framed, enacted and drew on values in the context of immigrant admission and integration. Download the file to read the whole Summary.

Workshop Summary

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International Student Workshop on Migration and Populism, 23 January 2019


On 23 January 2019, Prof. Marcus Düwell and Johanna Gördemann co-hosted an international student workshop on migration and populism at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Students from Utrecht University and the University of Duisburg-Essen debated recent theories of populism and presented country analyses on how populists framed the debate on the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees in the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium and Germany.


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International Academic Conference: Refugees, Borders and Membership, 24 – 26 October 2018

Call for Ppaers + Programm Malmö.pdf

The NoVaMigra Team convened a panel on “Researching norms and values in the field of migration and refugee studies” at the international academic conference „Refugees, Borders and Membership“ at Malmö University. For more information, click the link below.

Call for Papers

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NoVaMigra Lecture: Matthias Lutz-Bachmann, Europe after the migration crisis?, 20 June 2018

On 20 June the NoVaMigra Event-Series “European Lab” held place at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) in Essen. In his lecture “New Perspectives for Europe” guest speaker Matthias Lutz-Bachmann especially refered the end of the transatlantic relationship bewteen the European Union and the USA.

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Our study “Talking of Values: Understanding the Normative Discourse of EU Migration Policy” is now published online – see here. For first impressions, take a look at Angeliki Dimitriadi’s post on our blog.

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