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and Societies (MIGRARE) Research Unit belongs to the Centre of Geographical Studies
at the Institute of
Geography and Spatial Planning of
University of Lisbon (CEG-MIGRARE).
creation of the research unit MIGRARE is the formalization of a group
that since 1998 has developed projects, has organized meetings, courses
and other activities of research and action in the area of migration,
urban governance and social transformations in Europe, with particular
emphasis on the Portuguese case.
objectives are based upon theoretical development and applied research
on migration, land management (particularly in urban areas), and
contributing to the establishment and development of a framework to aid
decision-making that will ultimately lead to the creation of
socially-sustainable environments. The research programme has not
adopted from the outset any particular theoretical perspective, but
rather tries to incorporate contributions from different theoretical
and methodological perspectives.
main goal of the research
programme of this unit is to
promote scientific investigation
(theoric and applied) in the
area of migration, demographic
aging and their effect on processes of demographic and socio-spatial
distinct geographical scales.
goals are to
promote research from an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach
(between countries, regions, cities and groups of immigrants)
order to endorse the
development of inter-cultural relations,
diversity planning, and new forms of urban governance that contribute
to the socio-territorial inclusion of immigrants;
and also to
develop migration policies which promote the development of origin and
destination regions of immigrants.
Finally we also
intend to disseminate
knowledge in the scientific domains pertaining to MIGRARE through
research projects, scientific and technical publications, and the
organisation of international and national events.
researchers of the MIGRARE research unit distribute their
activities among various domains, namely the following:
Immigration and processes of urban transformation (spatial,
demographic, economic, social and cultural).
Comparative analysis of national and municipal policies and
initiatives in the field of migration and integration, mainly in the
domain of housing and socio-ethnic segregation in residential areas,
the transformation and appropriation of public space and the education
and health of immigrants and their descendents.
Processes of socio-spatial mobility: comparative analysis of diverse
groups of immigrants; intra-group disparities associated with different
types of factors (generation, stage in the life-cycle, education,
Immigration and inter-ethnic conflicts.
International migration and the organization of labour markets.
Migration and regional development in the countries of origin and
destination of migrants.
Immigration and demographic dynamics in Europe.
Studies monitoring and evaluating immigration and social inclusion
Diasporas and transnational communities
website, you will be able to find information relative to the projects
in which the research unit
involved, to the events
involving or organised by members of MIGRARE-CEG,
to the undergraduate
and graduate courses
available in these areas at the
University of Lisbon, and to the publications
authored by members of MIGRARE-CEG.