In this Oslo Nuclear Project Roundtable, we discuss whether modern conventional military capabilities can supplant nuclear weapons for deterrent and warfighting purposes, and the future relationship between nuclear and conventional deterrence.
John Erik Fossum and Agustín José Menéndez have contributed with a book chapter each in a volume devoted to offer a new conceptual approach to the core ideas of European integration processes.
The seminar will discuss three recently published books which deal with challenging questions of identity and belonging, as well as terrorism.
Since its inception, the European Union has proclaimed an ambition to promote justice at the global level. But what precisely is the EU’s contribution to global justice? And what could a just foreign policy look like?
Under which conditions are ethnic minorities discriminated? By analyzing discrimination across a large number of ethnic groups and various dimensions of ethnicity in 5 countries this project will advance our understanding of ethnic inequality as a central barrier to the optimal functioning of the European labour market and thus to growth and innovation
In this article, Sindre Bangstad, Oddbjørn Leirvik and John R.Brown ask what anthropology can tell us about the multiple ways in which European Muslims engage with liberal and secular laws and the state.
Read the whole article in Ethnos
Balancing Academic Excellence and Socio-Economic Relevance
The FLAGSHIP project examines and compares the strategies of Norwegian and other Western European universities in adapting to a global context that requires a better balance between academic excellence and socio-economic relevance.
A positive review of our first book, "Inclusion and Exclusion of Young Adult Migrants in Europe: Barriers and Bridges," will be published by Ethnicy and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal in Spring 2012.
Sindre Bangstad is discussing the question if the freedom of speech become freedom to hate? He takes part in a discussionforum well-known as the The Immanent Frame. The forum was founded in October of 2007 in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and the Public Sphere
The conference 'Researching Migration in Europe - Empirical research, theoretical and methodological challenges' took place in Vienna on September 19-22, 2010. During the conference, EUMARGINS' Scientific Coordinator Katrine Fangen chaired and gave introductory remarks to the discussion of session 5: 'Attitudes towards immigrants'.
The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) organised on September 8th 2010 a seminar about the report from the Open Society Institute entitled 'At Home in Europe Project: Muslims in Europe—A Report on 11 EU Cities'. Main findings and reflections on methodology were presented by researchers from the Open Society Institute. The report is based upon in-depth interviews with Muslims living in 11 cities in Europe. EUMARGINS' Scientific Coordinator Katrine Fangen was present in the seminar as lead critic/commentator of the report. She also talked about and drew parallels to the findings of the EUMARGINS research project.
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 article 'Moralkontroll i Oslos innvandrergater' deals with the experiences that young Muslims have had of being commented upon negatively on the streets at Grønland (together with Tøyen, Grønland is an area of Oslo that has around 35 to 40 per cent of inhabitants with immigrant background). The comments come from adult Muslims. They react to western behaviour (like dress codes etc) being adapted among young Muslims.
More and more money can be accessed through the EU’s framework programme. The budget of the Seventh Framework Programme (2007–2013) consists of 425 billion kroner. In order to receive such funding, the research must be exceptional. To receive EU-funding is, therefore, a stamp of quality for the project. “The University of Oslo will strengthen the support network surrounding those who wish to apply for EU-funding”, says University Director Gunn-Elin Aa. Bjørneboe.
The online newspaper of the University of Oslo,UNIFORUM, presents EUMARGINS.
EUMARGINS, together with other EU-funded projects, is presented in a recent report by the European Commission.
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'.
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.
Read about EUMARGINS in the December 2008 Newsletter from the Research Council of Norway.
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.