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Breakfast Briefing Series 4

October 2013 - July 2014, 8:30am - 9:45am

Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 48 Charles Street, London W1J 5EN

At the Breakfast Briefing series COMPAS seeks to make available and discuss topical, cutting edge research on migration and migration related issues. 

16 May: What is the role of NGOs in the assisted voluntary returns of asylum seekers and irregular migrants?

13 June: How to strike a balance between mainstream and targeted efforts for immigrant integration in Europe?

Previous Breakfast Briefings

Leisure activities and local inclusion among teenagers and their parents in a Copenhagen neighborhood

Thursday 8 May 2014, 11:15-12.15
COMPAS Board Room

Speaker: Marianne Holm Pedersen, Danish Folklore Archives, The Royal Library, Copenhagen

In Denmark, voluntary associations play a large role in civil society and in many Danes’ self-understanding of what particularly constitutes Danish society.  Voluntary associations are considered important sites for socialization and democratic enculturation, and ‘at gå til noget’ (‘going to something’) is attributed great cultural value. In relation to the inclusion of ethnic minorities in Danish society, many policies target young people and attempt to incorporate them in local associational life. Yet, while there is a strong focus on ethnic minority youth, little knowledge exists about how their parents view the children’s associational incorporation in local society, or about how intergenerational dynamics shape leisure practices and relations to different places among both ethnic minority and majority families. 

Based on a small, ongoing pilot project among youth and their parents in an ethnically diverse neighborhood in Copenhagen, this presentation will explore different generational perspectives on youth's leisure activities. The talk will look at how different places become positioned as legitimate or not legitimate in relation to age, gender, ethnicity, social class and civil society involvement, and what this is assumed to reveal about family relations and local inclusion.

SSRC/COMPAS International Student Workshops on Migration and Development

Applications closed.

COMPAS and the SSRC (US Social Scientific Research Council) are currently looking for doctoral students who would be interested in applying for fully funded research workshops on migration and development.

The SSRC's Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Student Fellowship Competition helps graduate students in the humanities and social sciences formulate effective research proposals through exploratory research and exchanges with other scholars within interdisciplinary areas of study.

Each year, the DPDF program selects five or more fields of study for dissertation research proposal training. This year the Development and Migration Field is being co-sponsored by COMPAS.

This field is open to doctoral students based at universities within the U.S. and first-year doctoral students based at universities within the UK.

Workshop dates:
Spring- June 10-15, 2014 in Oxford, England
Fall- September 17-21, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia

The spring workshop helps students focus their research questions and prepare them for summer exploratory research that will inform the design of dissertation proposals. The fall workshop helps students apply their summer research experiences to writing dissertation research proposals for their departments or funding agencies.

Travel, accommodation and meals for both workshops are covered for successful applicants. And students may apply for up to $5,000 to cover summer research costs.

Ronald Skeldon, Professorial Fellow, University of Sussex, Geography [ bio ], Josh DeWind, Program Director, Social Science Research Council [ bio ] have been assigned by COMPAS to direct this field. UK based students can contact Ron Skeldon direct with any workshop related queries –

More information on the fellowship and how to apply

Development and Migration Field