New perspectives on irregular migration in Europe: webinar

Wednesday, 18 October, 1-2pm CET. Via Zoom

Irregular migration is an important feature of the political economy of migration and associated patterns of legal, social and economic inequality in Europe and elsewhere. While irregular migration is linked to broader drivers of migration, it is ultimately states’ legal and policy frameworks on migration that produce ‘migrant irregularity’ and associated legal precarity. Yet it is the interaction of the irregular status of migrants with broader social and economic dynamics as well as regulatory frameworks in other areas that shape the concrete working and living conditions of migrants in an irregular situation and what it means to be in an irregular situation. This webinar will discuss different ways of how to think about ‘migrant irregularity’, how irregular migration is embedded and shaped by broader societal developments and how new research approaches help to foster a better understanding of the phenomenon and ultimately also provide new avenues for policy change and for improving irregular migrants’ conditions.

This webinar is organised as part of a new webinar series jointly organised by a group of Horizon Europe projects focusing on irregular migration in Europe.

Albert Kraler
University for Continuing Education Krems – MIrreM project

Tesselte de Lange
Radboud University – DignityFirm project

Martin Ruhs
European University Institute – PRIME project

Nando Sigona
University of Birmingham, I-CLAIM project.

Moderated by
Michele Levoy
PICUM, MIrreM and DignityFirm.

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