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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.
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.
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'.
On the Ashgate webpage you can now find a presentation of EUMARGINS book 'Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe - Barriers and Bridges'. In addition to a short introduction to the forthcoming publication, endorsements from John Solomos and Roger Hewitt are included.
EUMARGINS research team members recently met for a 2-days project meeting (July 15-16, 2010) in Gothenburg, Sweden. All the research sites were represented, thus participants from Estonia, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, the UK and Sweden contributed in the discussions. The main topic of the meeting was analyses of the data collected, which will result into the second book of the project. The meeting took place at the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg, and most of the participants were accommodated at the Villa Fridolin in the city centre. The XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology was taking place in Gothenburg at the same time, thus many of the EUMARGINS researchers could also partake in this event. In addition, three EUMARGINS papers were presented during the Congress.
We are happy to announce that the Ashgate Publishing Group has accepted to publish a book based upon the national context reviews and the transnational review resulting from the first phase of the EUMARGINS project. The forthcoming book will focus on barriers and bridges that young adults with immigrant background are facing in Europe today, and discuss their conditions for inclusion and exclusion.
The UP2YOUTH project was financed by the EU’s 6th framework program. At the final conference of this project, both main findings of UP2YOUTH were presented, but also findings from other EU-funded projects which focus on young people and exclusion.
Representatives from all seven research institutions recently met in Nancy, France. During the 2-days meeting from April 28 to 29, the project partners discussed methodological aspects, the finalization of the national context reports, the transnational analysis and the first policy brief. In addition general technical issues related to the workings of the project group were discussed, as well as the necessity to start thinking about EUMARGINS’ publications. The EUMARGINS Project Committee met on the second day, and on April 30 a symposium on young migrants' insertion into the labour market was organized by the French team. In the latter, researchers and stakeholders from the sectors of education, health and labor were present.
In the aftermath of the 2-days EUMARGINS Project Meeting in Nancy (France), the symposium: Youths with ‘immigrant’ background and professional insertion will take place on April 30th, 2009.
On September 10 and 11, representatives for all the seven national teams of EUMARGINS met in London for a 2-days project meeting. The meeting was hosted by Professor Les Back and Dr. Shamser Sinha at Goldsmiths College in New Cross (South East London). In this meeting, in addition to the indoor sessions dealing with important methodological and analytical issues relevant for the forthcoming months, the researchers had a practical session in the streets of London, with aims of getting better at how a camera might visualize manifestations of inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants.
From August 2009 there is need for research assistance with EUMARGINS at the University of Oslo. Students with a Bachelor degree (minimum) in Social Sciences, basic experiences with qualitative methods and who have interest in research within the field of migration are potential candidates. Verbal Norwegian skills and good proficiency in written English are required. Persons with ethnic minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
There is need for assistance with field work (qualitative interviews, observations, photography), transcribing interviews and editing research publications (language, layout), amongst others. Workload will vary in time.
For further questions please contact Katrine Fangen at (47) 22 85 52 44 or Kirsten Fossan at (47) 22 85 52 13.
If you are interested, please send a brief application with your CV attached to email@example.com.
We accept applications consecutively until August 1st 2009.
Underdevelopment and global inequality are two interlinked prompts for migration. They help condition and produce London’s multiculture.
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.
On May 22-23, 2009, the final dissemination conference of the European Collaborative Research Project (FP6) TRESEGY will take place in Lleida in Barcelona. The full title of the project is "Toward a social construction of an European youth: the experience of inclusion and exclusion in the public sphere among second generation migrated teenagers". It is a project that has many parallells to EUMARGINS, both in terms of subject, methodology and localities. EUMARGINS' participants from France, Italy and Spain have been involved with TRESEGY and will participate in the conference. Findings from the project will be presented and discussed. EUMARGINS' Project Coordinator Katrine Fangen will also take part as keynote speaker.
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').
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:
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.