Abstract no. 459

The paper aims to investigate a specific aspect of refugee migration from Africa and the Middle East to Western Europe, acknowledging its relationship to some forms of intra-European Union mobility. More specifically, the arrival of refugees in the last decades have...

Abstract no. 361

The need to expand the knowledge on the people who experienced deportation or are often being in constant threat of deportation, provokes two different undesirable effects: 1) unintentional exposure to the exploitation of the interviewees; 2) damaging of research...

Abstract no. 321

This paper addresses the social consequences of the financial and ‘refugee’ crises in Greece, and particularly how they impact the post-compulsory (15+) educational trajectories of young refugees and asylum seekers in the country. It argues that even after youth have...

Abstract no. 314

Refugees and asylum seekers in the UK often lead precarious lives, subject to opaque bureaucratic and legal processes, which compound traumas from the country of origin. In this context, the Growing Together project seeks to create a therapeutic space operating on an...

Abstract no. 231

Our presentation aims to shed light on the process of invoking religious values when supporting, neglecting or differentiating (into deserving or not) refugees and migrants. It is based on empirical research analyzing proclamations and activities of religious leaders...

Abstract no. 131

In the wake of the so-called “refugee crisis,” the Austrian government enacted a new “Integration Act” in 2017. This law, among other things, requires refugees to take one 8-hour “Values and Orientation Course” (Werte- und Orientierungskurs). These courses are...

Abstract no. 62

Encounters often happen on asymmetrical grounds. Hence, certain encounters are more desired than others, since they either solidify notions of difference or help to divert them. By focusing on the potentiality inherent in encounters, this contribution asks in...

Abstract no. 40

This proposal gives account of the Welcome Network (Irungo Harrera Sarea) on the Basque border between Irun and Hendaye. This network, set up in 2018 in response to the flux of refugees arriving in the border town, attended over 3,000 people in 2019. Approximately 80%...