Call for Papers: Annual Conference of the Romanian Network for Migration Studies (RoMig) – Migration from and towards Romania. Research, Policy and Practice (Cluj-Napoca, 5th-6th of September 2017)


Large waves of intra- and extra-European migration, the refugees’ crisis, the politicization of migration have all become hot issues on the contemporary European agenda. The quest for understanding contemporary European migration and its far-reaching consequences is today more salient than ever. It requires a renewed interest in researching, comparing and theorizing migration, including establishing and maintaining intense dialogue between academic research and policy circles. 

Romania entered the spotlight of public and academic interests especially in the past ten years, as home country for more than three million migrants. The high mobility of East European citizens, negative attitudes towards them in many countries of destination, including in tolerant and liberal countries, the special status of East European EU immigrants and the outstanding dynamics of their mobility, all contributed to the emergence of a consistent academic field of studies. Besides, within the last decade, Romania has increasingly become a country of immigration, facing new challenges as a "new" EU member state.      

Set up in 2016, RoMig – the Romanian Network for Migration Studies is a network of Romanian scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds who share an interest in international migration. RoMig launches a call for papers for the 1st edition of its Annual Conference. The conference will take place in Cluj-Napoca between the 5th and 6th of September 2017 and it will be hosted by the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences (FSPAC) at the Babeş-Bolyai University (UBB).

Keynote speaker

Oded Stark, Universities of Bonn, Tuebingen, and Warsaw; Georgetown University

Submission instructions

The conference is open to academics, students and practitioners working in the field of migration and social integration. Scholars and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on topics such as:

  • Migration and social change/ migration and development
  • Migration and transnationalism
  • Migration and family
  • Migration policies and institutional practices
  • Diaspora and remittances
  • Migration, return and circularity in the study of Romanian migration
  • Immigration and immigrants’ integration
  • The link between internal and external migration
  • Data sources and their uses in the study of migration
  • Migration, employment and labour market

We gladly welcome studies devoted to migration to and from Romania. However, for comparative purposes, we are open to accommodating proposals dealing with other East-European cases in particular.

Abstracts no longer than 250 words should be submitted on-line at:   no later than the 30 April. We will be able to accept up to 40 proposals.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated before the 15th of May.

There are no registration or participation fees. Organizers do not cover transport, housing or meals.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2017

Acceptance decision: 15 May 2017

Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017

Date for preliminary program: 1 July 2017

Dates of RoMig Conference: 5-6 September 2017

Organizing committee

  • Remus Anghel, ISPMN Cluj and Babeş-Bolyai University
  • Alina Botezat, "Gh. Zane" Institute for Economic and Social Research, Romanian Academy Iaşi
  • Anatolie Coşciug, Babeş-Bolyai University and Bielefeld University
  • Laura Moroşanu, University of Sussex
  • Mihaela Nedelcu, University of Neuchâtel
  • Ciprian Pânzaru, West University of Timişoara
  • Monica Roman, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
  • Monica Şerban, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy
  • Bogdan Voicu, Research Institute for Quality of Life, Romanian Academy

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