Call for Papers: MigRom Final Conference

Deadline: 30 May 2016
Open to: everyone interested in topic Roma migration, inclusion, social change, external perception etc.
Venue: 17-19 January 2017, Manchester, UK

About the Conference

The project will investigate the experiences, motivations, and ambitions of Roma migrants from Romania who have recently moved to Italy, France, Spain, and the UK, and the effect of migration on their own lives and on the lives of relations left behind in the home communities in Romania. It will also investigate popular, media, and official reactions to Roma immigration.

Involving assistants from the Roma communities and drawing on the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars in Romani studies, the project will deliver a much-needed ‘Ethnography of Roma Migration’: an innovative analysis of the causes and effects of Roma migration, an assessment of examples of good practice of integration of Roma migrants and a criteria schema for assessing good practice, a practical contribution to capacity building in Roma migrant communities, policy recommendations, and models for community engagement strategies.

Eligibility

Everyone interested in topic of Roma migration, inclusion, spatial and social mobility, external perception and interaction with institutions and media, policy and public debates and self-reliance.

Costs

Authors of the selected presentations will receive full accommodation and board at the conference venue and partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

How to apply?

To apply for the Conference, please send abstracts of up to 400 words, references, along with a one-page CV, should be sent to the MigRom project manager, Charlotte Jones [email protected].

For more information, please visit the official website.

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