Project Meeting in Tallinn

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.

The work with the book is already in its initial phase. Naturally, the process is based upon sharing and comparing interviews and experiences from the field. As such, a significant amount of time was dedicated for this during the Tallinn-meeting. A continuous exchange of information and dialogue about the different contexts is essential for achieving a transnational perspective.

A main outcome of the meeting was an agreement upon the division of work and forthcoming strategies and tasks. The analytical process goes hand-in-hand with writing drafts for the five main chapters that all will shed light upon important aspects of inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants. Each chapter will discuss the process of social inclusion and exclusion of different arenas of life, such as e.g. the labour market, the educational system, in the neighbourhood, among family and friends etc. The book will as such highlight issues of identity and belonging that are significant for the immigrant population in Europe today. 

The EUMARGINS project committee met at the end of the second day. The whole meeting was brilliantly hosted by the Estonian research team and took place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu (in Tallinn).


Tags: Estonia, Tallinn, meeting By K. Fossan
Published Jan. 22, 2010 12:00 AM - Last modified Sep. 22, 2010 2:01 PM