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Fatos is 22 years old, born in Macedonia, raised in Kosovo and, currently, living as a refugee, in hiding, in Sweden. After fleeing his home in Kosovo, he lives with his mother in a health centre run by an independent network in Gothenburg. As his story unfolds, one becomes acutely aware of the suffering and trauma he has had to overcome and how optimism has helped him dream big. Read more about Fatos's experiences.
Presented in this volume are the results and accomplishments drawn from the partnership with local collaborators from fifteen Arctic communities. In each of the case studies researchers have documented the conditions and forces that exacerbate or diminish vulnerabilities in each of the case studies, identified previous and current adaptation strategies, and assess the prospects for the development of effective adaptive strategies and policies in the future.. .
This volume, edited by Professor Karen O'Brien, Asunción Lera St. Clair of the University of Bergen and Berit Kristoffersen of the University of Tromsø, presents human security perspectives on climate change, as well as a discussion of our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind
The Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo has recently published an interview with Scientific Coordinator Katrine Fangen on EUMARGINS policy recommendations and the importance they have for understanding the larger implications that research holds.
Born in Central Ethiopia, Haile has only lived in Norway for four years after immigrating to Norway through family reunification with his mother. He is an ambitious young man who has undergone significant hardship to pursue a career that would meet his expectations as well as cultural background. Please read more of Haile's story to learn about his journey and his experiences in Norway.
EUMARGINS research team members met recently for a two-day project meeting (November 29-30, 2010) in Barcelona, Spain. The discussion was devoted to the second book of the project and allowed for fruitful interaction among all the research sites. The meeting took place at the Faculty of Geography and History at the University of Barcelona.
The third policy brief looks at discrimination as a factor of exclusion for young adults with immigrant background in the labour markets of the seven European countries.
- Doctors have not understood why cannabis is so dangerous, says professor of sociology Willy Pedersen. In collaboration with postdoc. Sveinung Sandberg he has written the book Cannabiskultur
It must become easier for non-western immigrants to gain citizenship in European countries. This is the recommendation of the researchers in the EUMARGINS project which is led by Katrine Fangen.
If city planners are interested in creating attractive suburbs then they should listen to the histories of the inhabitants, says human geographer Per Gunnar Røe.
On 8 November 2010, EUMARGINS' researcher Professor Les Back visited Princeton University to give a talk entitled "Young Lives on the Move: Borders, Exclusion and New Hierarchies of Belonging." The discussion that followed generated excitement concerning the new ideas on exclusion and inclusion of young adult immigrants.
The second policy brief analyses the consequences of citizenship legislation on inclusion and exclusion processes in the seven European countries.
The first policy brief focuses on the various immigration discourses found in the seven national contexts and seeks to uncover the discursive patterns that contribute to the processes of inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants in these European countries.
At the 'Youth and Social Exclusion' preparatory meeting in Brussels on November 15-16, scientific coordinator Katrine Fangen will present advancements, visions and policy recommendations of the EUMARGINS project and participate in the discussion with coordinators of similar EU-funded projects, in order to create a synergy between the projects. The meeting is lead by Project Officer in Brussels, Marc Goffarth. Kristina Kallas from the Estonian based EUMARGINS-team wil also participate at the meeting.
Scientific Assistant Erlend Paasche of the EUMARGINS' Oslo team will present a paper at the TRANSMIG conference in Stockholm on November 4-5. The paper has been co-written together with scientific coordinator Katrine Fangen. Title of the paper is: 'Transnational Involvement: Reading a Statistical Study in Light of Qualitative Data'.
We are happy to announce that Palgrave MacMillan has accepted to publish the second book of the EUMARGINS project (the first one was published by Ashgate in June 2010). This book will be based on analyses of 250 lifestory interviews with young adult migrants and descendants living in seven European countries. The book chapters will make cross-national analysis of the material focusing on themes like migration, work, education, political and civic participation as well as on feelings of identity and belonging.
Charlynne Bryan is a 22-year-old woman from Dominica living in Leyton, East London. She is often assumed to be ‘Jamaican’ and interpolated as part of the black community coming to London in the mid-twentieth century. As such, she has had to learn to put up with misrecognitions and misunderstandings. Charlynne came to Britain as an 18 year old student and obtained a first class degree in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London in 2009. Her participation in the EUMARGINS project has offered a way for her to document her experiences; she has kept a scrapbook and written a poem, and shares parts of her life with us through words and pictures. Read Charlynne's story.
Jengar was born in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan in 1984. He came to Norway as an asylum seeker in 2002. When we met him he had been in Norway for eight years. Having been rejected asylum for the second time, Jengar was supposed to leave the country, but he did not perceive it as safe to return to Iraq. His only option was to live in the deportation camp as an illegalized migrant. Read Jengar's story and learn more about the challenges of a young adult illegal migrant in Norway.
Fatima is a 25-year old woman who has been willing to share with us her experiences of growing up in Norway with parents from Pakistan. It is based upon various interviews with her, a short story authored by herself, as well as pictures she has taken and shared with us. Fatima’s thoughts and pictures reveal how feelings of inclusion and exclusion change over time and how they may relate to both parent’s migration story and one’s own sense of isolation or community. Read Fatima's story.
Born in Kinshasa, Congo, Joseph migrated to London as a refugee at the age of eight. He is now 18 years old and has UK citizen status. Shamser Sinha and Les Back from the London-based research team have met Joseph numerous times, and he has told them about growing up as a young migrant in London. Read Joseph's story and see his pictures of places that have a special meaning for him. Joseph's story is one of many so-called illustrative cases that will be published from the various EUMARGINS research contexts during the project period.
'African Queen', which was the name the informant gave to herself to be referred to in this study, fled from Ethiopia in 2003. At the time she was 16 years old. She has now been living in London for seven years, but has still not obtained any legal status to reside in the UK. African Queen’s immediate problem is the health and safety of her two year old baby. She lives in local council provided emergency accommodation that has no heating and is damp. Read African Queen's Story.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities organizes the Participatory Forum'Building Together a Society for All – A Circus against Exclusion' which will take place in Brussels on 19 and 20 October 2010. During the session on 'Social Inclusion of migrant youth: Breaking the inter-generational transmission of poverty and social exclusion' Scientific Coordinator Katrine Fangen will present results from the EUMARGINS research project. Participation in the forum is open for the public.