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The online newspaper of the University of Oslo,UNIFORUM, presents EUMARGINS.
Under the heading 'Norwegian research leadership under FP7: EU-funded project on conditions for immigrants', EUMARGINS is presented in a news article on the website of the Research Council of Norway. Read the whole article in English, or read the Norwegian version entitled 'Spenner nettet over Europa'.
Recent article portrays EUMARGINS’ research on inclusion and exclusion in Europe.
Aftenposten, one of Norway’s largest newspapers, covered the EUMARGINS-project on April 16th 2010. The heading of the article is “Immigration. Integrated, but excluded”. The article presents some of the findings from EUMARGINS' first book, which will be published by Ashgate in June. This book provides a review of current research, statistics, laws etc in 7 European countries. In the newspaper article, project leader Katrine Fangen also analyses some findings from the project's sample of more than 200 lifestory interviews with young adult immigrants.
The Research Council of Norway refers a news release from the European Commission about the first projects to be financed under the 'Socio-economic sciences and humanities' and 'Science in society' programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
In a recent publication from the Research Council of Norway, the extent to which Norway is participating, as a coordinator or as a partner, in research projects funded by the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union (FP7) is presented. EUMARGINS is referred to as an example of a FP7-funded project in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) programme.
The University of Oslo is cooperating with the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS). In November 2009 a Chinese delegation from CASS visited UiO, and the Institute of Sociology and Human Geography organized a CASS-UiO workshop entitled Youth, Identity, Migration and Social Problems. The workshop dealt amongst others with issues such as migration trends, inclusion in receiving countries and identity and subcultural approaches. Under the latter theme, project coordinator Katrine Fangen talked about Youth and the Ethnic Challenge, based upon findings from the EUMARGINS research project.
The Institute of Baltic Studies, EUMARGINS research partner in Estonia, held in September 2009 a symposium and strategic seminar together with PRAXIS Center for Policy Studies. PRAXIS is one of the leading policy research institutes in Estonia. During the event, EUMARGINS' objectives and research activities were introduced and discussed among the participants of the seminar.
On Thursday 4th March 2010, Professor Les Back from London is giving a talk in Barcelona at the conference 'Living With Diversity - For a politics of hope in Europe'. The event is organized by the The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Les Back will talk about 'Racism's Social weight', and with this present some research findings from EUMARGINS. Read more about the event and the CCCB.
Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented EUMARGINS at the seminar for the youth researchers at NOVA (a research institute under the auspices of the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research). Title of presentation: 'Inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants in seven European countries - a new project funded by the EU's 7th framework program.
Judit Strõmpl, from the EUMARGINS research team in Estonia, held the presentation "How it is to be an 'other' in Estonia?" at a seminar about racism and ethnocentrism entitled 'The world is not just black and white'. In her presentation, Mrs. Strõmpl referred to some preliminary results from EUMARGINS' data collection in Estonia.
On 7-9 April 2010 the Annual Conference of the British Sociological Association took place at the Glasgow Caledonian University. Professor Les Back presented the paper 'Thicker Lines and Globally Distributed Lives' at the Sub plenary – 'Social Justice and Inclusion: Theorising and Researching Difference'. In his presentation, Les Back focuses on the scale of our sociological imaginations, and the way in which we scale social divisions. Read more about the BSA Annual Conference 2010 and about the sub-plenary events.
Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented the analytical frame of EUMARGINS at the First ISA Forum of Sociology, arranged by the International Sociological Association (ISA) in Barcelona, 5-8 September 2008. The title of her presentation was 'Social exclusion and inclusion of young adult immigrants in Europe'.
Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented EUMARGINS at joint meeting for projects financed by the EU's 7th framework program; after the UP2YOUTH project's policy Seminar "Youth - actor of social change. Findings of European Youth Research" in Brussels.
The article 'Social Exclusion and Inclusion of Young Immigrants – Presentation of an Analytical Framework' by Katrine Fangen was published in May 2010 in the SAGE-journal YOUNG: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, no. 2. This article presents many of the analytical ideas the serve as a frame for EUMARGINS. Read the article here.
The article 'Konsten att välja rätt spårvagn En studie av segregation, skolval och unga människors studieplaner' (The art of choosing the right tram – A study of urban segregation, choice of school and young people’s life plans) by Thomas Johansson and Nils Hammarén was published in the journal Sociologisk Forskning 47 (1), 2010. The article is an EUMARGINS publications as well as a result of the research project 'Skola, valfrihet och integration (VR)' (School, freedom of choice and integration').
Sekina Helen Finne has written her master’s thesis as part of the EUMARGINS project. The Norwegian title of the thesis is ‘Indiske etterkommere i eliteutdanninger. En kvalitativ studie av utdanningsvalg blant indiske etterkommere i eliteutdanninger’, and is about Indian descendants living in Norway and their educational choices. The qualitative study is based on ten in-depth interviews with students in elite educations at the University of Oslo. Read the Norwegian summary or read the thesis in Norwegian. An English summary is given in the following.
In the book entitled 'Metodene våre - Eksempler fra samfunnsvitenskapelig forskning' (published by Universitetsforlaget in 2010) EUMARGINS' project leader Katrine Fangen has written a chapter about the methodological framework of EUMARGINS. The chapter presents the methodology and gives practical examples from the research project, and as such sheds light upon important challenges and methodological dilemmas.
The article 'Sosial ekskludering av unge med innvandrerbakgrunn - Den relasjonelle, stedlige og politiske dimensjonen ' was published in the Norwegian youth research journal Tidsskrift for ungdomsforskning. The article is published under the title 'Sosial ekskludering av unge med innvandrerbakgrunn - Den relasjonelle, stedlige og politiske dimensjonen'. The article is available online here: http://www.hioa.no/asset/6707/1/6707_1.pdf
The English abstract is included below. A translated version of the article is also available in the Italian journal Mondi Migranti no. 1, 2012:
EUMARGINS is cooperating with five other EU-funded projects. The scientific coordinators of these projects have met several times to present their results and to discuss common policy agendas. All projects will organise a final conference together, in cooperation with the European Commission DG Research.