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Migration

Background

Migration has been one of the key areas in the IIIS since it was founded. It is also recognised as one of the themes at college level as part of the European & International Integration area. In a changing Ireland, migration and emigration are some of the key challenges faced. In order to design effective policies, sound evidence on the economic, social and cultural impact of migration is needed. In recent years, IIIS researchers have been involved in several large-scale projects, in particular the Trinity Immigration Initiative and two European funded projects.

Trinity Immigration Initiative
The Trinity Immigration Initiative research programme ran between 2007-2010. This was funded by a 2m euro grant from Trinity Foundation /Allied Irish Bank. It comprised six separate research projects including three in Sociology (Wickham, Muhlau, Lentin). It culminated in a major international conference in June 2010 with many of the leading speakers in migration studies. Full details are on the webpage.

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Funded Projects

  • ‘Careers, Conjunctures and Consequences. The implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration’
    Recently, Prof James Wickham was awarded funding by the Irish Research Council to study ‘Careers, Conjunctures and Consequences. The implications of Polish migration to Ireland for contemporary Irish emigration’, which explores the way in which Polish migration to Ireland in the 2000s may be prototypical for emerging European migrations - including that from Ireland today
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  • NORFACE Research Programme on Migration: TEMPO
    The Department of Economics (Narciso, Batista) has been involved in the TEMPO (Temporary Migration, Integration and the Role of Policies) network, funded by Norface (2009-2013). The First TEMPO Conference took place in October 2010. The organizing committee received about 100 applications from distinguished researchers around the world. The conference was a major international research conference in international migration and it attracted researchers from European and US universities and four excellent keynote speakers took part in the event. The feedback from conference participants was excellent and pointed to important dissemination and exchange of ideas on current research in the field of international migration.
  • NORFACE Research Programme on Migration: SCIP
    The Department of Sociology (Principal Investigator: Muhlau; Research Fellow: Roeder) together with the ESRI (McGinnity) is involved in the cross-national collaborative ‘SCIP - Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes Among New Immigrants in Europe’ project, which studies integration trajectories of new immigrants in four European countries: Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and Great Britain. Its substantive focus is on migrants' socio-cultural integration, with the aim of closing a gap in research in relation to whether socio-cultural integration is a consequence or a prerequisite for migrants' structural integration. It is a longitudinal study, with the first wave having been completed and the second wave beginning very soon. A special issue and a book are being planned on the basis of the two rounds of the survey.
  • Trinity Immigration Initiative
    The Trinity Immigration Initiative research programme ran between 2007-2010. This was funded by a 2m euro grant from Trinity Foundation /Allied Irish Bank. It comprised six separate research projects including three in Sociology (Wickham, Muhlau, Lentin). It culminated in a major international conference in June 2010 with many of the leading speakers in migration studies. Full details are on the webpage.

 

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Overall there are (at least) 50 researchers in Trinity College working on migration based in a wide range of disciplines (School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Law School, School of Nursing and Midwifery to name a few).

 


Last updated 28 January 2014 by IIIS (Email).