Managing Migration

One of the central challenges continuing to face global society is the successful management of migration and integration. The ongoing refugee crises (including those involving internally displaced peoples), a growing number of climate refugees, the free movement of citizens within the European Union, and the continued need from both the private and public sector in many states for skilled and unskilled labour have combined to make migration an especially salient issue for scholars, policymakers, bureaucrats, and the general public more broadly. The course the LU is based on provides students with an introduction to this key global challenge experiences at all levels – internationally, nationally, regionally and at the local level. It highlights key forms of migration and details how associated challenges and possibilities are problematized by migration scholars from a broad range of social science disciplines, and how practitioners are engaged in efforts to develop sustainable good practices internationally. To achieve its objectives, the course relies chiefly on literature-based seminars with migration scholars from Sweden and abroad, as well as presentations, discussions, and workshops with a diverse group of international experts and international extra-academic stakeholders (including both public servants and civil society staff), all of whom take part digitally.
Learning Community Activities
Past Events

International Conference Migration Dynamics and New Trends in European (In)Security

October 25th -27th, 2023 (in person at Cluj-Napoca and via Zoom)

The Tenth Edition of the International Conference Migration Dynamics and New Trends in European (In)Security, will cover two separate, but interconnected topics: on one hand, the migration issues, involving topics related to societal security, identity(ies), minority issues, migration and refugees and on the other hand security studies.

Panel 1. Intelligence and European Governance for sustainable migration policies; This panel is designed to address the main issues and challenges related to international security and it integrates specific approaches of governance and intelligence.
Panel 2. Migration - (In)Security Nexus: International Migration and Security; The securitisation/ desecuritisation of migration is nothing new, but in the new international context, these issues became a priority.
Panel 3. Refugees – Economic, Societal and Social Challenges; This panel focuses on the geopolitics of migration, the challenges posed by the large number of refugees in Europe and the failure of multiculturalism in different EU member states.

Full programme here !

How to get involved?
(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri ( and Karen Triquet (
Learning Community Members
Partner: Claudia Iov (UBB). Email:

Claudia Anamaria Iov, PhD. in Geopolitics, International Relations and European Studies, is Lecturer at the Department of International Studies and Contemporary History of Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca. She teaches courses on European security, National and ethnic minority issues, Diplomatic protocol and etiquette, Societal security, Leadership and team management. Since 2018 she is a member of the European Doctoral School on the Common Security and Defense Policy, at the European Security and Defense College (ESDC), Brussels. She is the author of several studies, articles and books on European security, minorities and migration. Among her latest books is worth mentioned Rethinking (In)Security in the European Union, The Migration-Identity-Security Nexus (2020).
Since 2014, she has been organizing the International Conference Migration Dynamics and New Trends in European (In) Security, now at its ninth edition, thus becoming a tradition at Babeș-Bolyai University, bringing together world-class specialists, professors, young researchers and students. The event promotes the exchange of good practices, expertise and know-how between specialists from Europe, Asia and the United States in the field of migration, governance, security and social integration through a cross-disciplinary conference.
A good part of the international extracurricular activity that Mrs. Iov carries out is closely linked to the Jean Monnet projects, funded by the Erasmus + Program. In 2018 she became Academic Coordinator of Jean Monnet Project Building A Better Future - Learning EUrope @ School: Education for Democracy, Security, Diversity and a World of Youth and since 2020 is Module Leader of Jean Monnet Module Quo Vadis Europe? European Security, National and Ethnic Minority Issues: from Theory to Practice.

Partner: Marie-Madeleine Bertucci (CY). Email:

Marie-Madeleine Bertucci has been a professor of  linguistics at Cy Cergy Paris University since 2007. Her work is in the field of sociolinguistics and didactics of French in plurilingual contexts in the French-speaking world.

Publications 2019-2021

I. Book

Bertucci, M.-M., 2020, Étude grammaticale et stylistique de textes de langue française. CAPES et agrégation de lettres modernes,  Grenoble : université Grenoble Alpes, UGA éditions, collection Didaskein, 253 pages. URL :

II. Papers

1. Bertucci, M.M., 2019, « Vers une conceptualisation de la notion de « français régional » : de la dialectologie à la sociolinguistique », in Mots. Les langages du politique n° 120, 2019/2. Lyon : ENS Éditions, pp.167-183. URL :

2. Bertucci M.-M. 2020 « Éléments d’épistémologie pour l’étude des espaces ségrégués des banlieues urbaines sensibles de la région parisienne ». In Glottopol 33. Varia - Liberté, égalité, diversité !  URL :

3. Bertucci M.-M., 2020, « Mémoires de l’immigration. Propositions pour une étude sociolinguistique des parlers des jeunes des cités urbaines sensibles de la France contemporaine / Memories of immigration. Proposals for a sociolinguistic study of young people sociolects in sensitive urban cities in contemporary France » in Ida Lucia Machado, Gláucia Muniz Proença Lara, Béatrice Turpin (dir.),  Revista de estudos da linguagem, 28-1, université fédérale du Minas Gerais, Faculté des Lettres (Brésil), pp. pp. 535-564. URL :

4. Bertucci, M.-M., 2021, « Propositions pour l’étude de la notion de mise en altérité », in C. Ricci & K. Sgomyr Marian, dir., numéro Varia, in Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique n° 75, Maison des sciences du langage et de la communication, Neuchâtel : université de Neuchâtel, pp. 125-149,


Partner: Primož Pevcin (UL). Email:

Primož Pevcin is an associate professor for public sector economics and management at Faculty of Public Administration, University of Ljubljana. His research interests are widely associated with the public & nonprofit sector economics and management topics. He mainly teaches courses related to crisis and change management in government. He has been involved in and managed several national and international research and developmental projects that addressed various public sector and governance issues. He has published more than 40 scientific and professional journal articles, and 50 scientific monograph chapters, monographs, textbooks and other educational materials in the domain of public administration. He exhibits more than 100 contributions at scientific and professional conferences. He has also performed several managerial posts at the faculty, where he served as a vice-dean for international cooperation and scientific research, vice-dean for academic affairs, and head of the department for public sector economics and management.

Partner: Thomas Köhler ​​​​​​(TUD). Email:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Köhler
Chair Educational Technology at TU Dresden Vocational Education Institute since 2005; studied Physics, Psychology, Sociology @ Friedrich Schiller Uni Jena & Swarthmore College, Ph.D. in Communications Psychology (FSU Jena 1999), Facultas Docendi Learning-Teaching Research & Multimedia Learning (Uni Potsdam 2006) -- Director CODIP Center for Open Digital Innovation and Participation, Chairman GMW Society of Media in Science, Board Member Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science --
Publications cf.
Recent Projects on Migration and TVET

Partner: Vicki Squire ​​​​​​(UW). Email:

Vicki Squire is Professor of International Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Her research explores the politics of migration, displacement, asylum and solidarity activism across various contexts. She is author of several books, including Reclaiming Migration (2021, Manchester University Press), Europe’s Migration Crisis (2020, Cambridge University Press), Post/Humanitarian Border Politics Between Mexico and the US (2015, Palgrave) and The Exclusionary Politics of Asylum (2009, Palgrave). She currently leads a large collaborative project, Data and Displacement, which explores the data-based humanitarian assistance to IDPs (internally displaced persons) in north-eastern Nigeria and South Sudan. Professor Squire is Co-Convenor of the Warwick cross-faculty network, BREM (Border, Race, Ethnicity and Migration)...

Vicki Squire (she/her)
Professor of International Politics
Deputy Head of Department
Chair of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Department of Politics and International Studies
The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
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