MERGING at the Gothenburg Festival
Anna the MERGING prototype in Gothenburg is exposed at the festival Prototype Gothenburg happening for the jubilee of the city celebrating the 400 years of existence from the 2nd of June to the 3rd of September 2023.
A great opportunity for the MERGING prototype and the project to be more visible.
Conference: Building local communities to enhance the integration and housing of asylum seekers and refugees in Europe
The European projects INTEgreat and MERGING will present results on refugee integration strategies and housing initiatives in a joint conference hosted by the University of Gothenburg on 8th June
Article in the French National Museum of Immigration History magazine
An article in the magazine hommes&migration N°1338 July-September 2022 mentions the work of migration education and the programme developed by E-graine which goes against prejudices in collaboration with UJML and the MERGING project and presents the activities organised in the framework of the festival "identités croisées" organised in September at Lyon 3 University.
MERGING at 32nd AEMI Conference, City of Fafe, Portugal, September 28th – October 1st, 2022
UVEG presented two communications
Title: Non-assimilationist integration models: opportunities and challenges for cultural mediation.
Authors: Simó-Noguera, Carles; Giner-Monfort, Jordi; Velasco-Mengod, Jorge.
Title: Analysis of the International Protection Reception System in Spain: configuration, modifications and pending challenges.
Authors: Bañuls Millet, Alicia; Sales Ten, Ana; Sánchez Estellés, Isis María.
22 September Conference "From Housing to home making"
The conference was organised by the Centre on Global Migration of the University of Gothenburg .
It presented insights of social inclusion of refugees from research and practice.
Five communications of MERGING partners were presented.
MERGING at X Congreso de Migraciones, Madrid, Spain, 14 th - 16 th September, 2022
UVEG communication accepted at the thematic line on integration.
Title: Housing as the backbone of integration.
Authors: Sales Ten Ana, Velasco-Mengod Jorge, Bañuls Millet Alicia.
MERGING at RC21 Conference Athens, August 24-26
Two communications presented:
UGOT: “Refugee integration through housing innovation: Under what conditions do local responses on refugee integration succeed in a multilevel governance context?”
UNIBO: "The right to housing as preliminary step for migrants’ integration process: findings from an Italian case study"
MERGING communication at UGI-IGU 2022 Paris 21st July 2022
Quatorze involved in the session " L'Hébergement Et L'Occupation Temporaires : Une Institutionnalisation De La Précarité Temporelle Dans La Fabrique Urbaine ?" with a communication called "De la fabrique du chez soi dans l'incertitude du temporaire"
Four communications presented at XIV Congreso Español de Sociología 30 June-2 July 2022
UJML and UVEG presented the findings for the case studies in four communications
Colloque GIS Hybrida May 19th 2022 - Rennes
Communication of the team from Rennes "Professionnel·le·s et bénévoles de l’accompagnement des personnes exilées : affrontements et alliances dans le domaine de l’hébergement/logement " (Professionals and volunteers supporting exiled people: clashes and alliances in the field of accomodation/housing)
Authors: Patricia Loncle, Emmanuelle Maunaye and Fransez Poisson
Exhibition "Sans Titre"
The exhibition « sans titre » was created within the framework of the MERGING project by the University of Rennes, the association "Un Toit est un Droit", and a Photography firm.
The idea of this exhibition was born after the realization of the case study in the WP3 in which it was asked to take pictures. By taking photos with the pinhole technique, it was possible to take artistic photos while preserving the anonymity of the residents.
Working paper of UNIBO presented at the HEC Paris Society and Organizations 7th Research Day
On 12th May 2022, Daniela Bolzano presented a working paper (co-authored with Chiara Pagano) based on the Housing First Co.Bo case study.
(Dis)organized for inclusion: integrating refugees through housing in the context of Bologna
17 March 2022 Presentation of the Swedish case study
The results on the Swedish case will be presented by Alexandra Bousiou , Olga Stepanova and Andrea Spehar (UGOT) at the Swedish Research Council, NFP-MI conference - Migration and Super-Diversity: Theory, Method and Practice
Refugee integration through housing innovation: Under what conditions do local responses on refugee integration succeed in a multilevel governance context?
Think about the place of accompanied people in projects: why and how ?
15 March 6:30PM in Lyon
Animated by Catherine Mercie-Suissa and Noémie Dominguez, Nancy Ottaviano and le Foyer Notre Dame des Sans-Abri
Photo exhibition until 18th March 2022
With the support of the University of Lyon 3, a dozen portraits are exhibited on the railings of the Manufacture des Tabacs in order to highlight the Passagers and social workers of the Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri who act daily to get out and fight against precariousness and exclusion.
OECD 11th Conference on immigration 13-14th December 2021
The on-line conference will examine the economic aspects of international migration in OECD countries by mapping the migratory flows and analyzing their socio-economic determinants and consequences.
Homelessness among mobile EU citizens: on line event on 9th December
Homelessness among mobile EU citizens: New data from four European cities
Thursday 9th December 2021
11:00 - 13:30
Interpretation available in English, Spanish & German
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Expanding Durable Solutions for Refugee Youth through Higher Education – series of virtual sessions Oct-Dec 2021
The Global Community of Practice (CoP) on Third Country Education Pathways, will launch a series of virtual sessions to share knowledge, and build the capacity of state entities, post-secondary education institutions, associations, foundations, NGOs, INGOs, refugee networks and other stakeholders to design and implement legal pathways for refugee youth through higher education programmes in third countries.
Sessions will take place between October and December and are open to everyone who is interested in learning more about higher education as a complementary pathway for refugees. For the full schedule and to register, please follow the below link.
Hospitality Week from 13 to 23 October in Lyon
Participation of MERGING in the session "Making hospitality in the 21st century" on 14 October from 8:30 to 12:30
This session will examine what hospitality means in terms of both public policy and civil practice and will initiate a research process to develop responses to these issues.
ISIRC conference Milan September 8th – 10th, 2021
One abstract of the University of Bologna accepted at the 13th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) hosted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Summer School "The Migrant Issue in the Pandemic Context: Flows, Work, Integration"
Ravenna 30th August- 3rd September 2021
Prof. Morena Cuconato, coordinator of the inter-departmental MERGING team of the University of Bologna, has been invited at the annual Summer School on Migration organised by the municipality of Ravenna (Project and Services for Migration Department) together with Unibo and coofinanced by EU and the italian Ministry of Interior to focus on the importance of housing initiatives - at individual, meso (regional) and macro(European) level - as driving factors of wider migrant integration policies.
6 July 2021 Webinaire Horizon Europe organised by French NCP: MERGING presentation
Catherine Mercier-Suissa et Noémie Dominguez présenteront le projet MERGING lors du Webinaire de presentation des appels 2021-2022 du cluster Culture, créativité et société inclusive d'Horizon Europe par le PCN SHS.
Journée mondiale des réfugiés 20 juin 2021
Le 20 juin prochain, les Nations unies célèbreront la Journée mondiale des réfugiés. Forum réfugiés-Cosi organise à cette occasion sa 17ème Marche des parapluies et présente pour la première fois l'exposition Portraits d'Exil ! Un événement fort et symbolique de solidarité avec les réfugiés, marqué cette année par le 70ème anniversaire de la Convention de Genève relative au statut des réfugiés.