Migration, Spaces and Societies
Maria Lucinda Cruz Santos Fonseca
The researchers of the MIGRARE research unit distribute their activities among various domains, namely the following:
1. Immigration and demographic dynamics in Europe
2. International migration and the organization of labour markets
3. Migration and regional development in the countries of origin and destination of migrants
4. Diasporas and transnational communities
5. Immigration and processes of urban transformation (spatial, demographic, economic, social and cultural)
6. 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, urban/rural dwellers)
7. 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.
8. Immigration and inter-ethnic conflicts.
9. Studies monitoring and evaluating immigration and social inclusion policy.
The researchers in the MIGRARE research unit have vast experience participating in both international and national research projects and collaborating with other European and North American research centres, mainly in the ambit of the International Metropolis project (http://www.international.metropolis.net/index_e.html ) and the IMISCOE network of excellence – International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe ( http://www.imiscoe.org/ ), including the co-ordination of the B5 research cluster – Social Integration and mobility: education, housing and health.
Researchers with doctorates:
Maria Lucinda Fonseca
Maria João Hortas
Russell King, University of Sussex, Reino Unido (UK)
Paul White, Geography Department, University of Sheffield, Reino Unido (UK)
Hans Vermeulen, IMES, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC, EUA (USA)
Audrey Singer, Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, (USA)
Research cluster website: http://www.ceg.ul.pt/migrare/
- To promote scientific investigation in the area of migration, demographic aging and their effect on processes of demographic and socio-spatial transformation and distinct geographical scales.
- To promote research from an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach (between countries, regions, cities and groups of immigrants).
- To promote the development of inter-cultural relations, diversity planning, and new forms of urban governance that contribute to the socio-territorial inclusion of immigrants;
- To develop migration policies which promote the development of origin and destination regions of immigrants;
- Disseminate knowledge in the scientific domains pertaining to MIGRARE through research projects, scientific and technical publications, and the organisation of international and national events.
Last update on 02-10-2009