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Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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. 

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.  

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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.

Published Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM

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

We accept applications consecutively until August 1st 2009.  

Read the Norwegian announcement.

Published July 12, 2010 12:00 AM

EUMARGINS' researcher Professor Les Back was keynote speaker at the Conference 'YOUTH 2010: Identities, Transitions and Cultures' which took place at the University of Surrey from Tuesday 6 July to 8 July 2010. In his talk, Les Back shared some findings from EUMARGINS. 

Published May 26, 2010 12:00 AM

The Aftenposten article that portrayed EUMARGINS’ research on inclusion and exclusion in Europe on April 16th 2010, was followed by a comment on April 24th, written by two masterstudents in cultural psychology. On May 18th, an answer to this comment written by EUMARGINS' project coordinator Katrine Fangen, together with the research assistants Brit Lynnebakke and Erlend Paasche, was published in the same newspaper, clarifying some of the main issues of the first presentation. Read their response article below.

Published Mar. 1, 2010 12:00 AM

On 24th of February 2010, Professor Les Back from the London-based EUMARGINS Research team participated in the 'Multicultural Dialogues Conference' at the London School of Economics. His talk 'The New Hierarchies of Belonging' was based upon EUMARGINS research data.

Published Jan. 22, 2010 12:00 AM

On January 20 and 21, 2010, representatives for all the seven national teams of EUMARGINS met in Tallinn in Estonia for a 2-days project meeting. A main theme for the meeting was planning of the forthcoming analytical process of the 30 interviews with young adults of immigrant backgrounds from seven contexts, all together a collection of more than 200 in-depth interviews. The research group will write a book that includes the voices of this large variety of people with different immigrant background residing in Europe.

Published Apr. 17, 2009 12:00 PM

Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented EUMARGINS for the research advisors at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo. Title of presentation: 'Challenges and possibilities in an EU-project'

Published Mar. 3, 2009 12:00 PM

Coordinator Katrine Fangen presented EUMARGINS at the post doctoral-programme in nursing science, University of Oslo. The presentation focused on the application period, negotiation and kick-off of the project.

Published Feb. 24, 2009 12:00 AM

There is a lot of activity going on with EUMARGINS at the moment. A transnational analysis based upon the national context reports is being written, as well as the first policy brief is taking shape. The project will be represented at a European Youth Research Seminar in Brussel in March. Shortly, EUMARGINS' logo will be finalized and made public.  

Published Feb. 9, 2009 12:00 AM

Our second project meeting was held in Genoa from January 7-8, 2009. Representatives from all research institutions gathered at DiSA; the Department of Anthropological Science of the University of Genoa. Agenda for the meeting was adjustment of national context reports in order to secure the comparative dimension, as well as some discussions regarding the forthcoming interview phase. The EUMARGINS Project Committee had a separate meeting.

Published Nov. 25, 2008 12:00 AM

All national research teams are now fully occupied with writing the national context reports, based on earlier qualitative and quantitative research, available statistics, information on laws etc. 

Published Nov. 24, 2008 12:00 AM

The project officially started on October 1st. During the two-day's kick off seminar the research team decided on main procedures in all the seven work packages of the project. The first half year of the project we are working on the national context reports, which will be finished by the end of January 2009. These reports serve as the background of the project, using the terminology of Michael Burawoy's extended case method. The foreground is the material gathered through lifestory interviews and fieldwork, which will be started in 2009. This data collection phase will last untill 2010.