A Special Session on “Migrants and Refugees in the Mediterranean: Issues of Politics and Policy”
as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Politics & International Studies
17-20 June 2024, Athens, Greece
ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Migrants and Refugees in the Mediterranean: Issues of Politics and Policy” as part of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Politics & International Studies, 17-20 June 2024, Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Mediterranean Studies and the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.
In the new century, the Mediterranean has increasingly been the crossroads of major migratory movements, not only from the global South in the direction of Europe, but also between Eastern and Western Europe. This has provoked social and political debates and conflicts in countries long accustomed to substantial ethnic homogeneity. What is new in more recent years is that this phenomenon has increasingly been accompanied by a change in the political framework, with the emergence and development of movements strongly marked by anti-immigrant rhetoric. What are the causes of this change? What consequences does this change produce in the national and European political framework? To what extent does it affect national immigration policies and the service system? The purpose of this session is to discuss these aspects of political life in the countries bordering the shores of the Mediterranean.
Keywords: International migration; Mediterranean; European Union; Migration policy; Migration politics
You may participate as presenter of one session or observer.
Please submit an abstract (by email only) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, using the abstract submission form by 14 November 2023 to: Dr. Domenico Maddaloni, Head, Sociology Unit, ATINER & Professor, University of Salerno, Italy.
Abstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.
Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.
Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized which give a great opportunity to further discuss the issues presented at the conference. From ATINER’s long experience these events bring together scholars from different countries and disciplines which may result to research collaborations and joint publications. These events include a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.