Mediterranean Cities and Migration Governance

21 October 2022 | Conference | English | Barcelona
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This symposium is the final activity of the EUMedMi project: “Mapping Mediterranean and European migration studies”.

Cities are potentially more sensitive to humanitarian challenges, they are politically and socially much closer to people, and more pragmatic in diagnosis processes and problem-solving actions. This city-based approach is at the core of this Symposium that aims at opening a wide reflection on how cities can be a focus of Mediterranean migration research and policy debates.

The Symposium will bring multi-stakeholder perspectives on how cities can contribute to migration policies and practices in the Mediterranean. It will capture and amplify recommendations at three levels: an academic research agenda on Mediterranean migration; a platform for policy development and exchanges around migration in the Mediterranean; and actionable ideas for activists and decision-makers to contribute to migration policies collaboratively across the Mediterranean.

The aim of the symposium is to overcome silos in both academia and practice in order to advance a Mediterranean agenda for migration that engages multi-stakeholders and improves city-level collaboration among various actors in academic, public, private, and non-profit sectors.

The symposium, in the framework of the project, is organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Research Network on Migration, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Gritim, with the collaboration of the Department of Foreign Action of the Catalan Government, the Barcelona city council, the Union for the Mediterranean and the IEMed.

Attendance only with invitation.