Tag Archives: Non-governmental organization

#European #Migration Forum 2016: Call for applications open


The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) have launched the call for applications to participate in the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place on 6-7 April 2016 in Brussels. The goal … Continue reading

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Out now: articles on #ASEAN, civil society, #migration and “alternative regionalism”


This blog concerns itself predominantly with the global governance of migration (or lack thereof), but if such a regime is to evolve, it needs to rest on some solid foundation. Besides the transnational level, the regional level seems to be … Continue reading

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Out Now: „More than Remittances: Resisting the Dominant Discourse and Policy Prescriptions of the Global #Migration -Development-Mantra”


An article by Nicola Piper and myself has just been published as part of a Special Issue on “Rethinking Resistance in Development Studies”. The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal for Development Studies (JEP) is to “unfold different … Continue reading

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#GFMD2014 : Civil society unease over UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moons reference to “illegal (status of) migrants” #gfmd2014se


From a migrant civil society perspective, there was a lot to like about the opening speech of UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon for the GFMD common space. For once, he was the first after 4 speakers who explicitly mentioned the … Continue reading

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#PGA2014 workshop on migration and democracy: Claiming migrant voices through suffrage #GFMDCSD


There have been extensive debates on migration and development, but one central topic has often been neglected: democratic development and participation. A workshop on “Claiming our voices, claiming our right of suffrage” during the Peoples Global Action (PGA) in Stockholm … Continue reading

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Swedish GFMD Civil Society Days start today: livestream available #GFMDCSD


The plenary sessions of the GFMD Civil Society Days will be streamed live through Youtube (and shouds be available later for re-watching) . Here are the links to the live streams:

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Close, but no #IAMR – counter- #GFMD2014 event will take place in Stockholm


I just found out yesterday, but there actually will be a counter-event to the GFMD after all: It is called “Discussion/Speak Out for Development Justice and Protest Manifestation vs. Migration for Development” and will take place in Stockholm 13-15 May 2014. … Continue reading

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