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Conference

The VIW project was presented in a number of events in order to report about the activities carried out and the results achieved.

Final Conference of the "Voices of Immigrant Women" Project - TO BE ORGANIZED

Date: 20-09-2022
Location: Athens, Greece

Description
EPLO will organize the Final Conference of the project “Voices of Immigrant Women” aimed at presenting the results of the project, including the mapping of cases studies and success stories of integration of migrant women across the EU, the development of an E-learning program on “Human mobility, Integration and Gender” as well as the development of a set of practical policy recommendations for policy makers.

Participants will include all relevant stakeholders including associated partners, CSOs, policy makers as well as university teachers and students.

The Final Conference will take place in Athens, Greece in mid-September (tbc).

Seminar: Women and Migration - Voices of Change for an Inclusive Migration - TO BE ORGANIZED

Date: 02-06-2022
Location: High Education School, Bragança, Portugal

Description
The increase in migration flows has made migration a challenging phenomenon on a global scale, requiring cooperation involving concrete actions at all levels of policy-making and civil society. The IPB is a partner of the international project Voices of Immigrant Women that analyses the migratory movement under the lens of gender with the aim of contributing to a more inclusive higher education, bringing a holistic approach to the whole process. Women represent around 50% of migrants, which makes it crucial to analyse their problems by designing and implementing inclusive policies at the social, economic and political level. Building a more inclusive higher education implies providing it with reflective tools on the mechanisms of discrimination, inequality, stereotypes, segregation, racism and various forms of violence that particularly affect women.
The Seminar "Women and Migration - voices of change for inclusive migration" has the following objectives:
- Disseminate the results of the Voices of Immigrant Women project based on its case mapping products, E-Learning package and recommendations manual to actors acting at the various levels of decision-making;
- To report on real situations based on the trajectories of immigrant women, which reflect the difficulties, resistances and strategies during the process of integration and inclusion;
- Debate the migratory process of women considering the various dynamics and vulnerabilities based on a vision of gender perspective.
The target audience for this seminar are students, teachers, specialists and technical experts.

It is planned two round tables with two thematic axes. The first with the designation "Voices of change, resistance and success". Four representatives of migrants' associations and civil society compose this round table. The second with the theme "Female migration and gender: dynamics and vulnerabilities". This panel is composed with two experts in the field of migration and gender.

II Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational look - TO BE ORGANIZED

Date: 01-06-2022
Location: Seville, Spain

Description
The participation of about 75 people is expected between the face-to-face and online modalities, since the modality of the Seminar is Hybrid (face-to-face / online).
The participants are mainly:
- Academic experts related to the study of international migration processes and gender.
- Key agents working on migration issues, human rights and with a gender perspective.
- Doctoral students in the field of Social Sciences or any member of the university community who is interested in the topic of the seminar.

FIRST DAY – June 1, 2022
10:00 a.m. Opening of the “II Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational look”.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Inaugural conference
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break.
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Conference
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Communications Desk. New projects on migration and gender.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Round table with invited papers.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Communications Desk. New projects on migration and gender.

SECOND DAY – June 2, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Round table with invited papers.
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Break.
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Round table with invited papers.
12:45 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Closing conference.
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Closing session.

In this meeting, an analysis of the current situation of migration will be carried out, as well as the approach to Human Rights throughout the process. For this, the gender perspective will be presented in a transversal way, favoring a space for debate that serves to improve and contribute to the matter.

Migrant Integration in Slovenia: Key Research Findings and Policy Recommendations - TO BE ORGANIZED

Date: 24-05-2022
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Description
The topic of integration of migrant women in Slovenia and the project Voices of Immigrant Women will be publically presented in May 2022. We plan to organize a panel discussion, inviting migrant women as speakers. In order to gain as wider public resonance and media interest as possible, the event will take place on the same day as public launch of the NIEM project results on integration of beneficiaries of international protection. The topic of migrant integration will in this way be covered widely; intersectionally and in a multifaceted way, the gender dimension and particular experiences of migrating women highlighed (access to healthcare, housing, education, emplopyment, social services, etc.).

Specific panel emphasiszing the gender dimension (VIW): Voices of women in migrations in Slovenia
Duration: 2 hours

NIEM: National Integration Evaluation Mechanism, for more, see:
http://www.forintegration.eu/; https://www.mirovni-institut.si/en/projects/national-integration-evaluation-mechanism-niem-measuring-and-improving-integration-of-beneficiaries-of-international-protection/

VIW 2021/22 – Being a Migrant Woman: Research Results, Challenges and Issues - TO BE ORGANIZED

Date: 17-04-2022
Location: Florence, Italy

Description
The event will be held at the University of Florence, FORLILPSI Department, under the form of a seminar offered to experts, university students, policy makers, and else stakeholders. The idea is to involve the Unifi VIW Research Team and experts working on the phenomenon of transnational human mobility and gender into a discussion on migrant women’s inclusion processes starting from the results, challenges and issues emerged from the VIW European Project, “Voices of Immigrant Women”.

The Seminar will take place in Florence, Italy in mid-April 2022.

Presentation of the Interactive Map of Case Studies (IO1)

Date: 16-02-2022
Location: Seville, Spain

Description
A presentation of the first product of the Voices of Immigrant Women project was made to the different target group.
A total of 45 people participated in the meeting, some in person and others online. They are mainly students, researcher, Migrant women, representative of public and private entities.
At the meeting, the mapping of case studies was shown and the methodology developed to achieve these results was explained. Likewise, the General Director of Coordination of Migratory Policies participated. (Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Junta de Andalucía) who highlighted the importance of this type of tool so that administrations and entities could develop more fruitful action plans adapted to social reality. One of the protagonists of the case studies also participated to give her a voice in the meeting.
The conclusions obtained from the meeting were the great usefulness of the tool for the different target groups. Mapping was encouraged to be used as a teaching tool for training classes, as a tool for the design and implementation of public policies and as a source of interest for social awareness.

For more information consult the news published by the Pablo de Olavide University about the meeting https://www.upo.es/diario/docencia-formacion/2022/02/mapa-historias-de-exito-integracion-mujeres-migrantes/

I Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational approach

Date: 22-09-2021
Location: Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla)

Description
The Pablo de Olavide University, within the framework of the “Voices of Immigrant Women” project, held the “I Seminar on Human Rights, Migration and Gender. A transnational approach” on September 21 and 22. The assistance has been in Hybrid mode, allowing face-to-face or online participation. It has been a very enriching meeting in which representatives of the different agents involved in the matter have participated: the third sector, the academy, the public administration and the protagonists themselves, migrant women.

After the Summer of Migration: Right Wing Populism, Media and Affect

Date: 17-09-2021
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia AND on-line (hybrid)

Description
The Peace Institute for Contemporary Social and Polical Studies organized an International Conference ‘After the summer of migration: right-wing populism, media and affect’ that took place in Ljubljana, September 16-17. Has been discussed how populist political leaders use social media as new opportunity structures to incite hatred, and how personalized and substantively emptied political option creates politics of fear and addresses citizen’s emotions with discourse of security, turning fear of economic and social decline into anger against migrants. In the content part the Conference was closely connected to the VIW project.
The focus of the discussion was also in understanding how affective populist discourse is channelled through mass media, how it shapes public opinion about migration, and how it mobilizes political and behavioural preferences.