Natolin Neighbourhood Days 2019 - "The Many Faces of Migration Governance in Today’s EU and its Neighbourhood"

A series of three events organised by the Natolin Academy of Migration (NAM) in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair seeks to stimulate a more informed academic and policy debate about the drivers, implications and outcomes of the "governance of migration". The participants of this year’s edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days will have the opportunity to learn whether the governance of migration and its ethos are closely connected with today’s broader societal challenges pertaining, among others, to the relationship between states and citizens, differentiated forms of membership and unequal access to opportunities.

The first event, a high-level lecture opening the series, will offer a broad picture of the stakes at play in the governance of migration in today’s EU and its neighbourhood, both with reference to migrants’ enhanced exposure to vulnerabilities, forms of social exclusion and their implications for foreigners and citizens alike.

At the second event, two well-known scholars will discuss the impact of soft law on the governance of migration. EU Member States are increasingly making use of soft law in order to respond to the management of migration (be it regular or irregular).

The third event will mobilise three speakers in the framework of a moderated conversation. One practitioner, one representative of a civil society organisation, and one journalist working on migration matters will interact and debate the drive for temporary migration in EU policies and its implications for migrants’ access to rights. The rationale for this discussion is to invite the audience to think beyond the oft-cited reference to migrants’ conditions and to realise that the drive for temporariness might have broader consequences on migrants and citizens alike.

27 February 2019, 16:15 - 17:45

NAM high-level lecture:  “From ‘social exclusion’ to ‘precarity’: migration, labour and citizenship in a globalised political economy”

Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

  • Prof. Carl-Ulrik SCHIERUP, Professor emeritus at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Philosophical Faculty, Linköping University, Sweden

13 March 2019, 16:15 - 18:00

NAM Round-table Debate: “Is soft law really the solution to manage migration?”

 Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

  • Dr Mariagiula GIUFFRÉ, Senior Lecturer in Law at the Department of Law and Criminology, Edge Hill University (UK), Senior Research Associate to the Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London
  • Dr Iside GJERGJI, Senior Researcher at Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra

20 March 2019, 16:15 - 18:00

NAM Panel Debate: “Through the looking glass of the drive for temporary migration”

Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

  • Ms Charlotte ALFRED, Managing Editor, Refugees Deeply
  • Ms Miriam BOUDRAA, Programme Officer at International Training Center, International Labour Organization
  • Ms Prudence RIFF, Co-President of the Fédération des Associations de Solidarité avec Tous les Immigrés (FASTI)

All events are open to the public. In order to register, please e-mail Ms Maja OLSZEWSKA on maja.olszewska [at] coleurope.eu (subject: Natolin%20Neighbourhood%20Days%202019%3A%20Round-table%20Debate%20%E2%80%9CIs%20soft%20law%20really%20the%20solution%20to%20manage%20migration%3F%E2%80%9D%20organized%20by%20the%20Natolin%20Academy%20of%20Migration) .

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