Panel no. 87 - Capitalizing Return. Remigrants and Transnational Networks as Significant Actors of Change


Convenor

Title Dr First name Caroline Last name Hornstein Tomic
Institution Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar City Zagreb Country HR

Co-Convenor

Title Dr First name Remus Gabriel Last name Anghel
Institution name Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities Issues City Cluj-Napoca Country RO

Panel

Panel title

Capitalizing Return. Remigrants and Transnational Networks as Significant Actors of Change

Panel abstract

Return migration/remigration has become an increasingly important topic in migration literature. Contemporary migration patterns evolving worldwide, intensified mobility between countries of origin and destination, and the reconceptualization of return as a diversified process all suggest connecting remigrant mobilities and their reinsertion in societies of origin with their transnational connectivity as key resource for individual life prospects and societal development. This panel focuses on remigrants who, during processes of return and reinsertion in their countries of origin, are becoming important actors of change, by tapping into transnational networks whilst engaging in crucial domains, such as IT, trade, academia, or other. It looks into cases where return becomes of critical importance both for countries of origin and destination simultaneously, through remigrants capitalizing on and developing transnational ties and thus contributing to significant social, institutional and cultural change.

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