Communicating with States: ‘Underprivileged’ Migrations within the European Union

                                                 5-6 October 2015

The creation of a joint labour market with free mobility set the framework for transnational migrations within the EU. While East to West labour force migrants with attractive skills were received mostly positively, the reaction to underprivileged migrations, of primarily Roma migrants, has been overwhelmingly skeptical in developed EU countries. This conference sets light on: the interrelation between push and pull mechanisms of migration, characterizing different source countries, such as Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary and end-point countries, such as Sweden, Great Britain and Finland; the interface between migrants, local welfare state institutions and civil organisations in different EU countries, and to the role the EU plays in underprivileged mobility;  finally, the methodological aspects of field research. International scholars as well as representatives of civic organisations, politicians and welfare agents share their experiences.

Programme 5 October
Programme 6 October

Keynote speakers:

Angéla Kóczé, Visiting Assistant Professor, at Wake Forest University, NC (USA), affiliated with the Hungarian Research Academy (MTA) (Hungary)

Margaret Greenfields, Professor, Director Institute for Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and society, Buckinghamshire New University (UK)

Conference organizers

Ildiko Asztalos Morell, Uppsala University

Yulian Konstantinov, University of Tromsø

Margaret Greenfields, Buckinghamshire New University

David Smith, University of Greenwich

For more information contact Ildiko Asztalos Morell 

The conference is open to the public and is free of charge. The conference will be held in English.

The conference is organized with the generous financial support of The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond).