The everyday experiences of youth of migrant descent in Europe, U. S. and Latin American and their integration, transnationalism and citizenship in the wake of the economic crises

Coordinators

  • Dr Joaquín Eguren (IUEM-UPCOMILLAS, Spain);

Objectives

The proposed initiative aims to:

1)     Bring together researchers studying the everyday experiences of youth of migrant descent (8 to 25 years of age from 1.5, 2nd and 3rd generations) and their relation to the transnational policies, processes and practices that these young people may employ when constructing their multiply scaled notions of belonging, spirituality, and citizenship.

2)     Identify similarities and differences in the approaches adopted to study transnationalism, sense of belonging and citizenship in the case of young people of migrant descent. 

3)     Generate discussions across countries that consolidate the learning derived from existing research and its underlying analytic paradigms.

4)     Create opportunities among diverse researchers for comparative country analysis, identifying methodological and theoretical approaches.

5)   Explore opportunities for new collaborations through funding applications, especially from countries where young people are experiencing economic pressures and seeking creative ways to advance their life chances.

6)   Develop opportunities for joint publications, specialised seminars and workshops that enhance existing interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in this area in the European context and beyond, and also offer mentorship between senior and junior migration scholars.

 

Members

  • Dr Joaquín Eguren (IEM-UPCOMILLAS, Spain);
  • Dr Martha Montero-Sieburth (Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,  Amsterdam;
  • Dr Rosa Mas Giralt, (University of Leeds, UK) ;
  • Dr Lidia Cabrera Pérez (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain);
  • Dr Francesc-Xavier Marín Torné, (Universidad Ramón Llull, Spain;
  • Dr Concepción Maiztegui Oñate (Universidad de Deusto, Spain)
  • Marisa Martínez (IEM-UPCOMILLAS, Spain)  
  • Dirk Eisema.    

Agenda of activities

Prepare  the Proposal for WUN, University of Leeds

Proposal for the formation of collaborative international networks at The Fund for International Research Collaboration, University of Leeds

January, 2014

 Planning and Strategic Meeting for Development of activities 

Multimedia Meeting of the members

March, 2014

Knowledge transfer event: the second generation in Spain and Europe

Ramon Llull University  Summer School 2014

July, 2014

Discussion of methodological/empirical issues 

Workshop 1.  “Young people of migrant descent in Europe: membership, transnationalism and citizenship in the aftermath of the economic crisis:methodological / empirical issues ”

 

August, 2014

Discussion of theoretical concerns 

Workshop 2: “Young people of migrant descent in Europe: membership, transnationalism and citizenship in the aftermath of the economic crisis: theoretical concerns.

 

August, 2014

Incorporate new members and to revise  planning activities and preparation proposal for European Research Calls

Organisational Meeting of the members of the Research network, Madrid, August, - 30th , -2014

 

August, 2014

Monitor proposals for European Research Calls and Prepare the 2015 planning

Multimedia Meeting of the members

November, 2014

Prepare Call for Papers to Migration Review Special Issue

Call for Papers to Migration Review Special Issue

December, 2014

Output

  • Proposal accepted for collaborative publication in Migrations Review(Revista Migraciones, IEM, Comillas Pontifical University) for a Special Issue, June 2016.
  • Funding approved for the formation of collaborative international networks submitted to The Fund for International Research Collaboration, University of Leeds: “International research network for the study of children and young people of migrant descent: opening South-North dialogues”
  • Preparation of a proposal for research to be used for any call or public tender in Europe, or in a European country.  Specifically, a proposal will be prepared for Horizon 2020 during 2014.