Refugee protection and the European civil society

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:00pm


  • 4 May - Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1097 Budapest, 4, Tóth Kálmán str., Ground floor, Conference Hall
  • 5 May - Central European University, 1051 Budapest, 9, Nádor str., Monument Building, 1st floor, Popper Room

Different forms of institutional, collective, or individual acts for refugee protection and the influences of these acts on wider social and political processes has only recently become subject of scholarly interest. In some countries, like Spain and Italy, since the 1990s specialized organisations and networks have emerged in service of refugee protection. In other countries, refugee related organisational and informal networks have been initiated by ’newcomers’ to the field. The workshop aims to understand the emergence of such refugee related networks by examining their mobilization paths, norms and values, and identities of the individual and collective actors.

The workshop is organized and co-sponsored by the: Centre for Social Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Central European University, its Centre for Policy Studies and Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Additional support has been offered by Ruhr University, Bochum, Department of Sociology and the International Sociological Association, Research Committee 31, Sociology of Migration.

The event is one of the many recent initiatives which bring together the international networks of the Central European University and several Hungarian academic institutions to the benefit of the wider scholarly public in Budapest and beyond.

Registration and further information: Due to limited capacity of the venue, please register at till Midday 3rd May 2017.

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