27 April 2017. Semantic Contact: Migrants Encountering the Representations of Host Communities. Next Public Lecture by Alex Gillespie @ University of Neuchatel.

Crossing Borders – and Then?

Public Lecture Series of the nccr – on the move. Spring 2017.

With this series of lectures, the nccr – on the move explores the refugee crisis, migration, and their political implications. How do people cross a border today in Europe? Which legal frameworks regulate migration and access to asylum? How effective is the current governance of migration policies? What are the political consequences of migration in host countries? Prominent scholars will address these questions and deepen the international debate on migration and mobility.

nccrotm-lecture-series-4-webThursday, 23 February 2017
18:15 – 19:45, University of Fribourg, Avenue de l’Europe 20, Main Building, MIS 4112 (Saal Jäggi)
Migration, Borders, and the Territoriality of EU Law
Jürgen Bast, Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University of Giessen
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Thursday, 9 March 2017
10:15 – 11:15, University of Lucerne, Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.B55
Borderline Decisions – Non-Refoulement at the Border
Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, All Souls College, University of Oxford
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The public lecture is part of an international conference on borderline decisions.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
18:15 – 19:45, University of Neuchatel, Rue Abram-Louis-Breguet 1, Moyen Auditoire (Lecture Hall 301)
Measuring Immigration Policies and their Effects
Marc Helbling, Department of Political Science, University of Bamberg
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Thursday, 6 April 2017
16:30 – 18:00, University of Lausanne, Rue de la Mouline 28, 1022 Chavannes-près-Renens, Bâtiment IDHEAP, Aula
Welfare Attitudes in Diverse Societies
Wim van Oorschot, Department of Sociology, Leuven University
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
10:00 – 12:00, University of Neuchatel, Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, Room RS38
Semantic Contact: Migrants Encountering the Representations of Host Communities
Alex Gillespie, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics and Political Science
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Friday, 2 June 2017
18:15 – 19:45, University of Bern, UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Room A 022
Death at Sea and Non-Access to Asylum: Distorting Governance Gaps through the Co-Option of Human Rights
Violeta Moreno-Lax, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Friday, 16 June 2017
17:00 – 18:30, University of Basel, Peter Merian-Weg 6, Auditorium
Current UK Perspectives on Immigration Policy
Alan Manning, London School of Economics

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New Cititzenship Databases are Made Available

The nccr – on the move has developed two databases, making them available freely for non-commercial use by the general public.

The Repository on Citizenship Law in Switzerland offers the first comprehensive, open-access and user-friendly repository of past and current legal documents on citizenship in Switzerland, at the federal level and in the 26 cantons.

The Dataset on Migration Referendums and Initiatives compiles all 42 referendums and popular initiatives on migration related issues that took place at the federal level in Switzerland between 1848 and 2016, the list and details of which can be found on the website of the Federal administration.

Responsible for these databases are Stefanie Kurt and Jean-Thomas Arrighi, both PostDocs at the project “Unity and Diversity in Cohesion: Immigration, Citizenship and Federalism” by Cesla Amarelle and Gianni D’Amato.


Call for Visiting Fellows. Fall Term 2017. 

Outgoing and Incoming Short-Term Visiting Fellowships

The nccr – on the move wants to encourage the network members to link up with research teams abroad. For this purpose it is setting up short-term visiting fellowship schemes which can be used for both incoming and outgoing fellows.

The “outgoing” fellowship scheme is aimed at nccr – on the move PostDocs and doctoral students who wish to go abroad for a maximum of five months.  The “incoming” fellowship scheme can be used to host senior (PostDoc) and junior (PreDoc) researchers from abroad who wish to collaborate with nccr – on the move researchers in Switzerland for a duration of two to three months.

Full call including eligibility and application procedure (PDF)

Deadline for application is 25 April 2017.

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nccr – on the move Summer school 2017. Monday, 21 August to Friday, 25 August 2017. University of Fribourg.

Call for Applications.

People on the Move in an Evolving Europe. EU Law and Policy on Mobility, Migration and Asylum.

The freedom of movement and residence for persons is one of the cornerstones of the European Union. However, it is not an uncontested principle – as recent events have clearly shown. Added to this is a growing concern regarding migratory movements of Third Country Nationals to Member States of the European Union: either as labor migrants, in the form of family reunification, or as applicants for international protection. The EU and its Member States currently face the challenge of having to find a way forward within the legal and political frameworks existing in Europe. This year’s summer school aims at adressing this challenge from different perspectives.

Extended deadline for application is 26 April 2017.

More on the summer school by the nccr – on the move.

8 mai 2017. Conférence-débat. L’accueil des jeunes réfugié·e·s en Suisse: état des lieux et réflexions pour le futur

Lundi 8 mai, 12h15 – 13h45
Université de Neuchâtel, avenue du 1er-Mars 26, Salle B32

Conférence-débat organisée par le Swiss Network for International Studies SNIS, le «nccr – on the move» et l’Université de Neuchâtel

Des dizaines de milliers de migrant·e·s fuyant des conflits ont trouvé refuge en Europe au cours des dernières années, dont un grand nombre de jeunes et des mineur·e·s non-accompagné·e·s. Quelles sont les politiques d’accueil et d’intégration menées en Europe, et en Suisse en particulier. Comment accueillir les jeunes dans une perspective d’avenir ? Quelles sont les actions au niveau local et les initiatives citoyennes qui contribuent au dialogue entre la population et les personnes nouvellement arrivées.

Intervenantes: Denise EFIONAYI-MÄDER, Vice-Directrice du Forum suisse pour l’étude des migrations et de la population (SFM), Université de Neuchâtel; Katrina LOURIE, Programme Officer, Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC), Genève; Céline MAYE, Déléguée à l’intégration et cheffe du Service de la cohésion multiculturelle (COSM) du Canton de Neuchâtel; et Melete SOLOMON-KUFLOM, Fondatrice et Membre du Comité, Association de Médiatrices Interculturelles (AMIC), Genève.

Modération: Prof. Gianni D’AMATO, directeur du «nccr – on the move», Université de Neuchâtel

Dépliant (PDF)

accès libre – inscription par e-mail à: communication@snis.ch
Brown Bag Lunch Seminar: sandwiches à disposition des personnes inscrites

29 – 30 May 2017. Causes and Consequences of Highly-Skilled Migrants in the Labor Market.

International Workshop
Causes and Consequences of Highly-Skilled Migrants in the Labor Market
nccr – on the move and NCCR LIVES

29 – 30 May 2017
University of Geneva, Uni Mail, Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40

This workshop is public and free. For organizational reasons, please send an email to Marco Pecoraro if you want to join.

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Program (PDF)

Highly-skilled migration and the international mobility of talent is a major issue in a globalized world. Most studies in the literature focus on the economic evaluation of gains and losses due to the brain drain (human capital emigration) from developing to developed countries. One of them is the phenomenon of brain waste according to which migrant workers underutilize their education and skills in the host labor market. Another topic of interest refers to the host labor market effects of immigration. In parallel, a growing number of studies have stressed the role of skilled migration in generating benefits for destination countries. Finally, a new trend in the literature analyzes the effects of high-skilled immigration taking the perspective of firms.

This workshop on the highly-skilled migration aims at assembling the best and most recent contributions of empirical research active in the fields of economics, sociology and demography to discuss approaches across disciplinary boundaries and benefit from cross-fertilization.

The workshop is part of the IMISCOE research initiative on highly-skilled migrants and brain waste.

Filmreihe zu Migration «On the Mov(i)e»

Der «nccr – on the move»  ist Sponsor der Filmreihe zu Migration «On the Mov(i)e», die vom Swiss Network of young Migration Scholars SNyMS organisiert wird.

Cinématte Bern

Montag, 3. April 2017, 19.30
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Anschliessend Diskussion mit Constantin Hruschka, Schweizerische Flüchtlingshilfe, und Simon Sontowski, Universität Zürich.

Montag, 22. Mai 2017, 19.30
Anschliessend Diskussion mit Daniel Auer, nccr – on the move, und Harika Yilmaz, Autonome Schule Zürich

Donnerstag, 8. Juni 2017, 19.30
Der Wille zum Mitgestalten
Anschliessend Diskussion mit Stefanie Kurt, nccr – on the move, und Hasim Sancar, Grüne Kanton Bern

Programm (PDF)

Research and Publication Colloquium. Challenges in Post-Industrial Labor Markets

This interdisciplinary colloquium is jointly organized by IDHEAP (University of Lausanne), nccr – on the move (University of Neuchatel) and NCCR-LIVES (University of Lausanne). Its aim is to gather scholars interested in labor markets and their interrelation with society to discuss their research and provide a platform to get feedback on their work-in progress.

The colloquium will be held on Tuesdays from 12:15–13:15 h @ University of Lausanne, IDHEAP, Room 004. 

Dates for the spring term 2017
24.01. / 07.02. / 21.02. / 21.03. / 11.04. / 02.05. / 23.05. / 20.06.
Full program (PDF).
Please register by sending an email to Flavia Fossati.

If you want to present your work-in progress next semester (fall 2017) please contact Flavia Fossati.