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Breakfast Briefing Series 6: Migration implications of EU withdrawal

October 2015 - July 2016, 8:30am - 9:45am

At the Breakfast Briefing series COMPAS seeks to make available and discuss topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues. Details of the next series will be available soon. 

This series will identify all the questions that would come into play if the UK were to leave the EU, and policy options that would need to be considered: e.g. would EU citizens be treated the same as third country nationals (those from outside of the EU) or have some kind of priority status; what transitional arrangements might there be for those already here/UK people working in EU). It will explore whether we could go to the next stage and quantify the possible impacts in terms of numbers of people and financial impacts. 

October (date tbc): The law and migration: What would be the legal implications in the field of migration of withdrawing from the EU?

13 November: Is unrestricted immigration compatible with inclusive welfare states? The (un)sustainability of EU exceptionalism

11 December: Asylum policy: How would withdrawal from ‘burden sharing’ between EU states on cooperation on returns affect the UK?

12 February: Labour mobility: How would the termination of free movement in the labour market make a difference to the UK economy?

11 March: Security: Does EU membership help the UK keep its borders and citizens safe?

15 April: Changing patterns: Would a withdrawal from the EU see a shift in patterns of migration?

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Call for Papers: Managing International Migration? Visa Policies, Politics, and Practice Workshop

Abstract submission deadline: 17 July 2015
Workshop date: 28 September 2015 (tbc)

This is a call for abstracts on the theme of Managing International Migration? Visa Policies, Politics, and Practice for a cross-regional, one-day workshop to be held at the University of Oxford, UK.

States are increasingly attempting to externalize migration controls beyond their borders. Visa policies, politics and practices are a primary form of this extraterritorial bordering. Visa policies are informed by diverse considerations from international relations to economic policy, migration management and security. They define and distinguish between un/desired and il/legitimate visitors and migrants, creating a global hierarchy of mobility by differentiating countries and their citizens into those who do and do not require visas.

Despite their broad reach, the implementation of visa policies is not straightforward. Visa policies have negative effects on bilateral trade, travel and foreign direct investment, and may conflict with foreign policy goals. Moreover, visa policies are interpreted by street-level bureaucrats, manipulated by immigration advice agencies, confronted with individual aspirations, and undermined by unlawful activities.

We are interested in a variety of methodologies, disciplinary perspectives, and comparative approaches. A total of nine papers will be accepted, with a mix of existing, recent and ongoing research papers. 

Please send a 200-word abstract to by 17 July 2015. Final papers will be expected by mid September. 

Limited funding from the John fell Fund is available to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs.

See the full CfP and more details about the relevant research project

Autumn Academy on Integration in European Cities

4 - 9 October 2015

This is a five day residential course for senior city officials and elected representatives and civil society working at city level. It is part of the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity shared learning to action project, Action for Inclusion in Europe, funded by the Open Society Initiative for Europe. 

Participants will come together for intensive action-orientated exchange on themes around social inclusion and integration. Participants will access the latest research evidence on these topics and related policy interventions. They will be able to compare experiences, hear new perspectives, discuss ways of overcoming challenges in the implementation of innovative, workable solutions, and develop individual plans in relation to their own city. 

Attendance is by application only. For further details see the Global Exchange on Migration & Diversity.