Migration and citizenship


The study of migratory processes has long been ingrained in social sciences. Indeed, it represents a field of fundamental research to understand the complex dynamics characterizing the migration phenomenon, the various actors involved, as well as the evolving socio-economic and political transformations. Therefore, the theme of human mobility and analyses focused on internal, international and transnational migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and the so-called "second generations" are essential to highlight how modern European societies are being reshaped.

The "Migration and citizenship" session’s objective is to gather empirical research and critical reflections addressing the themes below:

  • The relationship between migration and the State (migratory policies and social policies, inclusion and exclusion local policies, civil society and local authorities);
  • Forced migration (resettlement, relocation, integration, voluntary return, refoulement/extradition…);
  • Trajectories, diaspora and transnationalism;
  • Racism, discrimination and identity;
  • Civil society and solidarity (best reception practices for asylum seekers, migrant reception grassroots responses, active citizenship practices of immigrants and refugees);
  • Labour market and migrants (brain drain, exploitation, family reunification…);
  • Clashes and meetings in multi-ethnic cities.