The Australian National University Centre for European Studies has partnered with the University of Canterbury, RMIT, Indiana University Bloomington, and the National University of Singapore to form the Policy, Politics, Culture: EU Migration and Integration network (PPCEUMI). This is a network of researchers focused on the study of third-country migrant integration in the EU through the lenses of politics, policy, governance, and culture.
Policy- and solution-oriented, PPCEUMI will concentrate on the immediate period of pre-and point of arrival of migrants, as well as considering the longer-term process of integration. PPCEUMI is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and brings together expert scholars from its five partner institutions.
The network launched with its inaugural meeting at the ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) in Canberra last week on 18 and 19 May. Members discussed plans for network activities spanning the life of the grant, from a Policy Dialogue event and an Early Career Researchers Workshop this year to Berlin Summer Schools over the next two years, with activities culminating in a conference in 2020 that will feature presentations from network members and contributing authors to a set of edited collections on migration and integration, to be published by ANU Press.
'This network will provide a comprehensive avenue to improve the EU and its member states’ implementation of best practice', said ANUCES Director Professor Jacqueline Lo. 'It will explore the politics of migration and integration, and analyse and propose policy and governance reforms. We are also looking to examine the role of culture, citizenship and civic engagement in migration and integration'.
PPCEUMI is made up of three research clusters that will explore three key areas of migration. Cluster 1 will look at the politics of border crossing in the EU and third countries, Cluster 2 will examine migration policy and governance, and Cluster 3 will focus on culture, citizenship and civic engagement.
For member bios and updates on PPCEUMI activities, visit the PPCEUMI webpage.
The network welcomes interested academic members wishing to participate in network activities or publications. For enquiries, email ANUCES: firstname.lastname@example.org