(Forced) Migration, Integration and Social Change: International and European Perspectives

(Forced) Migration, Integration and Social Change: International and European Perspectives

International Conference
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)

Thematic Approach
Our new conference wishes to explore one of word’s most complex and multifaceted challenge: massive (forced) migration. The last years, the financial crisis, the political instabilities, the climate crisis and the armed conflicts in various parts of the world have altered the reality of millions of people. We have witnessed the waves of refugees fleeing their homes that turned into conflict zones in the quest of a new and safe homeland. In most cases their dream turned into a perpetual quest for home, in a world that does not seem to wish to provide support to seller seekers. Despite the the 21st century is the most wealthy and technologically advanced era of mankind, displacements seem to be a dominant part of the future.

Our new conference wishes to engage in the philosophical, social, political and economic debates, seek answers and explore the future perspectives of (forced) migration in order to discuss about this highly complex global phenomenon.  What are the causes? What are the challenges in social, economic and cultural level?  What are the social policies and the future perspectives in this ever-changing globalized world?  How borders are shaped and what is the role of migration in the shaping the demographics of the 21st century? 

Our organization, dedicated to interdisciplinarity, invites scholars from various fields including but not limited to philosophy, religion, theology, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, art, economics, geography, cultural and political studies along with representatives from think-tanks and organizations to contribute to the discussion and to debate issues.

Proposed Topics
– Local NGO’s, citizens actions, state policies
– Social integration: barriers and methods
– Immigration and refugee crisis: Discussions in the public sphere
– Globalization: oil, market and financial crises and immigration
– Migration and Refugees Crises in Literature, Media and Arts (including street visual arts)
– International policies, push-backs and protection of the misplaced (cases studies)
– Systems of immigration: methods,tactics, patterns and policies
– Border authorities and policies
– Migration and Refugee studies: comparative cases
– History of Migration (refugee and migration crises)
– Integration of immigrants/refugees: language, culture, social & everyday life, system of education
– Matters and policies of Citizenship
– Security and illegal entries: case studies
– Social, political and financial dynamics
– Human rights: international law, state laws
– Trafficking connected to (and not only) to immigrants and refugees
– Identity of the misplaced: religious, political, cultural, social
– Multiculturalism:cultural transfers and integration
– International and European perspectives: social change, integration in education and public life
– Immigrants and rights: health, work, property and citizenship (types of asylum/protected settlement)
– Political asylum (types, barriers, illegal actions, problems and solutions)
– Globalization: borderless nations, borderless poverty in the 21st century
– The life after border-crossing
– Asylum and connected topics (seeking, policies etc)

Proposed Formats (Lingua franca: English)
-Individual papers (GIRES will included it in a panel)
-Panels (up to 4 presentations-chaired by one of the presenters 0r appointed by GIRES)
-Roundtable presentations (chaired by one of the presenters 0r appointed by GIRES)
-Poster presentations
-Student presentations (one paper presented by up to 3 young scholars)
-Keynote speech (depending on the time availability)
-Pre-recorder presentation (s) (Asynchronous Platform)
-Pre-recorder presentation (s) (Synchronous-live- Sessions: live participation of presenter (s) during the Q&A sessions)

Publication Opportunity 
The Organizing Committee and GIRES Press will publish the most powerful and dynamic presentations of the conference and include them
in a collective volume in the form of short articles and/or long essays. For more information please contact us

Live Sessions & Recording
All speakers are offered up to 30 minutes to present their work. All speakers have the option to have their presentations recorded (during live sessions) in HD quality.
The recordings will be uploaded to GIRES media for unlimited access and dissemination.

Asynchronous Options
All participants have the option to have their presentations (video/audio/text) uploaded to our Virtual Platform. All  registered participants will have access to the material for 5 days.

Our proposed topics & formats are not restrictive and we invite additional germane ideas
Due to the restrictions of Corona Crisis our event (for the time being) will take place VIRTUALLY

  • Date of Conference

    GIRES Headquarters (GMT +1)
    9-10 April 2022

  • Deadline for proposals

    2 April 2022

  • Acceptance notification

    4 April 2022

  • Publication

    Collective Volume

  • Registration fee

    Presenters:60 Euros
    Listeners:30 Euros

  • Accreditation

    Official Certificate issued by GIRES



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