European Migration and Asylum Policy. Dr. Ferruccio Pastore describes the development of EU internal and external migration policies from Schengen to Tampare, to Laeken-Seville. "Just another European Dream? Why Did the Communitarization of Immigration and Asylum Policies almost Fail and How We Should Revive It".
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands.
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Italian Asylum Laws. How do recent developments in the Italian refugee legislation fit in with a European migration and refugee policy? Renato Franceschelli presents to the Cicero Foundation.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, Italy.
Migration in Europe. Against the backdrop of a world where perspectives are changing rapidly and the transition from old to new certainties often looks like charting an itinerary through unknown territory, the issue of migration ranks high on many agendas. Quite a few of those who participate in debates about migration increasingly feel the need to move away from numbers, procedures, reception centres, border control and friction management in order to enable themselves to take a step back and out of the box in search for a fuller understanding of what is really happening and in search for a fresh look about what to do. A recent attempt to contribute to such a search is People Flow: Managing migration in a New European Commonwealth, a report written by Theo Veenkamp, Tom Bentley and Alessandra Buonfino and published beginning of May 2003 jointly by Demos and openDemocracy. The report turned out to be controversial and thought provoking from the start, igniting a thorough and rich digital debate on openDemocracy.net. GLOBUS, Tilburg University?s multidisciplinary research institute for globalisation and sustainable development, founded by Ruud Lubbers in 1998, and acting as a platform for critical debate among researchers, policy makers and others, took the initiative to organise, together with Demos, where Tom Bentley is director, and the Netherlands Ministry of Justice, where Theo Veenkamp is head of strategy, an invitational conference with the purpose to explore further and scrutinize the comprehensive and unorthodox thought exercise which is developed in People Flow.
By GLOBUS Institute for Globalization and Sustainable Development, Netherlands.
Italy as an Immigration Country. Italy is faced with a sudden change in her role. After having been, until recently, an emigration country, Italy has to take up the challenges thrown down by the increasing number of foreign nationals in political, social, economic and cultural terms. This lecture attempts to explain the particular characteristics of the Italian approach to immigration, both internationally and domestically, for which the new Immigration Act (law No 189/2002) has introduced a number of important changes. By Andrea Bertozzi to the Cicero Foundation.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, Italy.
Recent Trends in Immigrant Strategies in Germany, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom - A Comparison. In our analysis of immigrant ?survival? strategies, or strategies of adaptation, to the host country, we have shown how immigrants take advantage of, or react to, the windows of opportunity opened to them by immigration policy design and implementation practices. We have highlighted how immigrants prepare and execute their migration plans, find employment and adapt to the institutional and social environment of the host country, as well as to their own wishes and needs. We thus put emphasis on the micro-level of the migration phenomenon and the dynamic relationship between policy design, implementation, and immigrant strategies. By Bo Stråth, Bill Jordan, Franck Düvell, Dita Vogel, Norbert Cyrus, Koula Kasimati, and Iordanis Psimmenos.
By Cicero Foundation, Netherlands, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy.
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