Lost Generations or Transnational Sojourners?

Emerging perspectives on Irish and European (e)migration trends

Dr. Joana Azevedo, Dr. Mary Gilmartin, Piaras Mac Einri, Joe O'Brien, Agata Piekosz

ORB 256, O'Rahilly Building, UCC, and also by webinar 14:00 :: 20th June 2011

A Symposium hosted by the Migration and Integration Research Cluster
Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century and Irish Social Sciences Platform
University College Cork

The movement of migrants in and out of Ireland and other ‘peripheral’ European states is part of a complex pattern of transnational and circular flows of migration, marked by changing patterns of migrant origins and destinations, globalised processes of dis/investment, changing life-course transitions, the remodelling of national and international labour markets and rapidly shifting European regional dynamics. In this context, how can we make sense of the re-emergence of mass outmigration from certain EU states? And how are narratives and discourses of migration being re/shaped in the national imaginaries of contemporary EU societies?
In this symposium, we draw together emerging perspectives on recent outmigration flows from and return flows to three European states - Ireland, Portugal and Poland - raising questions about the place of ‘emigration’ in contemporary European societies.

Places are limited - please contact ucc.emigration.workshop@gmail.com to book your place.

We anticipate that webinar access will also be available for participants who wish to log in from outside UCC, Cork or Ireland. Contact ucc.emigration.workshop@gmail.com now for further details.

This is an initiative of the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century and the Irish Social Sciences Platform in collaboration with the Polish Embassy in Ireland.
Workshop convenors: Piaras Mac Éinrí, Allen White, Caitríona Ní Laoire, Linda Connolly

All Welcome



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