How to contribute to the fair and sustainable development of European localities other than large metropolis while also offering a welcoming space for non-EU migrants to pursue their life projects? This is the main question inspiring the International PhD School on Migration and Socioecological Change organized by Utrecht University´s Focus Area on Migration & Societal Change and the International Development Studies Group of the Human Geography and Spatial Planning Department at the Faculty of Geosciences of Utrecht University, in collaboration with the partners of the Welcoming Spaces Consortium.
Join us for the Open Day of the International PhD School for an exciting online discussion organized in two roundtables on March 12, 2021 during 10:00-12:15 and 14:00-16:00 hours.
10:00-10:15: Welcome and introduction
- Dr. Maggi Leung (Utrecht University)
10:15-12.15: Roundtable 1
Challenges and opportunities for the willingly participation of non-EU migrants in the fair and sustainable development of European localities other than large cities.
Chair: Dr. Marta Pachocka. SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).
- Prof. Andrea Membretti. University of Eastern Finland (UEF).
- Koos Mirck. National Association of Small Settlements (LvKK, the Netherlands).
- Juliane Doöschner and Ilze Polakova. Plattform e.V. (Germany).
- Dr. Irene Ponzo. International and European Forum on Migration Research (FIERI, Italy).
Question 1: What are the main challenges and opportunities for the willingly participation of different groups of non-EU migrants in the fair and sustainable development of European localities other than large cities?
Question 2: How different are these challenges and opportunities in different localities with diverse landscapes, locations, histories, economic activities and job sources, access to social services, local government´s ideology, or any other relevant and intersecting social and biophysical condition?
14:00-16:00: Roundtable 2
When arriving never ends: Contemporary politics of migration and socioecological change in Europe.
Chair: Dr. Karin Geuijen (Utrecht University).
- Prof. Birte Nienaber. University of Luxembourg.
- Katarzyna Kubinska. Ocalenie Foundation (Poland)
- Dr. Alagie Jinkag. University of Bologna (Italy) & Malagen Media House (The Gambia).
- Dr. Ilse van Liempt. Utrecht University (the Netherlands).
Question 1: What are the key pressing political issues faced by different non-EU migrants to pursue their life projects in different European localities?
Question 2: How are the previous pressing political issues being addressed/should be addressed and by whom?
 Along class, citizenship, gender, generation, country of origin, or any other relevant and intersecting socio-cultural attributes.
 In terms of landscape, location, history, economic activities and job sources, access to social services, local government´s ideology, or any other relevant and intersecting social and biophysical condition
|Start||12 March 2021 – 10:00|
|End||12 March 2021 – 16.00|
|Registration||Please register before March 11th 2pm|
|Contact||PhD School coordinator: Dr. Alberto Alonso-Fradejas (email@example.com)|