At a time of unceasing “crises” connected to migrants or refugees flows both in national, European and international political debates and in the media, there is a need to carefully consider causes and effects of mobility and to reflect on a crucially related issue that will be the main focus of this workshop: perceptions of migration and their policy implications.
This workshop, jointly organized by the Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility of the United Nations University (UNU-GCM) and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), aims to contribute to analyzing and understanding both socio-political and visual mechanisms underpinning perceptions of migration and mobility in the Mediterranean.
Xavier Aragall (IEMed): “Perception of refugee and migration flows and policies in the Mediterranean: preliminary results of the 7th Euromed Survey”.
Valeria Bello (UNU-GCM): “Root causes of prejudice: perception of migrants as security threats and the socially-constructed nexus migration-crisis-crime”.
Lorenzo Gabrielli (visiting researcher at IEMed; GRITIM-UPF): “Off Camera. How photographic representation of Melilla’s border are framing perceptions on mobility: a gender focus”
Parvati Nair (UNU-GCM): “The Razor’s Edge: Image and Corporeality at Europe’s Borders”
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