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.
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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 the The Research Council of Norway's information seminar about the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The title of Fangen's presentation was 'EUMARGINS: Application, Negotiation and Kick-off'.
Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented EUMARGINS at the Research Council of Norway's IMER (International Migration and Ethnic Relations) seminar.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
On 18th of May, project coordinator Katrine Fangen gave a lecture at IMDI's breakfast seminar. IMDI is the Norwegian Directorate of Integration and Diversity.
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).
Utrop, the first "multicultural newspaper" in Norway, presents EUMARGINS.
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.
UNIFORUM, the online newspaper of the University of Oslo, displays the allocation of Seventh Framework program EU resources to projects at the University.
Read about EUMARGINS in the December 2008 Newsletter from the Research Council of Norway.
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.
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 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.
EUMARGINS Project Coordinator Katrine Fangen commented upon the status of Islam in Western-Europe in URIX, a TV-program by the Norwegian broadcasting company (NRK) with focus upon international news.
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.