IMISCOE PhD Lead Workshop on Norms and Values

This workshop is organised by the IMISCOE funded research initiative on norms and values in migration and integration (NOVAMI) in collaboration with the H2020 project NoVaMigra (Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis) as well as the research schools of Global Politics and International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at Malmö University.

This is a PhD lead workshop on Norms and Values hosted by the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM), held online via Zoom on April 28th-29th.

Among the many panels (see below) EVS encourages submissions to the panel on Polarization: Finding our way through the maze of theories, measurements and conclusions , chaired by Quita Muis (EVS Dutch Team)

Workshop description

Owing to societal transformations at an increasingly high pace, norms and values have taken centre stage in many contemporary political debates and social subjectivities. As society transforms, so does  the  diffusion,  transmission,  and  education  of  norms  and  values. 

Many  social  science disciplines  have  explicitly  and  implicitly  engaged  in  these  debates and  done  profound  work  to inform  our  understanding of  these  transformations.  However,  definitions  and  usages  of  these salient  analytical  concepts  vary  across  the  social  sciences  and  can  become  conflated  or  vague. Keeping  analytical  diversity  in  mind,  the workshop  aims  to  gather  individuals  from  a  variety  of disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the study of norms and values within their work. The current call for abstracts extends an invitation to academics across the globe who work with norms  and/or  values.

Below you can find the panels that will be featured in the workshop:

Absence of language, reproduction of discourse and value transmission around racialized identities – Panel Chair(s): Caroline Adolfsson, Marina Lazëri

Answering to the roll call: challenges and good practices for the integration of immigrants’ children at school – Panel Chair(s): Giulia Dugar, Yuki Nagae

COVID-19 and People on the Move – Prospects for Reshaping the Norms of Human Mobility in the European Union’s Migration Management – Panel Chair(s): Danijela Canji

Critical Gender Perspectives to Family Reunification Regulations and Administrative Practice – Panel Chair(s): Nicole Stybnarova

Equality for Immigrants in Theory and Practice – Panel Chair(s): Daniel Sharp

In the Name of Liberalism? The Role of (Liberal) Values in Integration Policy and Practice – Panel Chair(s): Stefan Manser-Egli

Norms and Values in Asylum and Migration Bureaucracy – Panel Chair(s): Johan Ekstedt

Norms and values in EU migration, asylum and integration policy – Panel Chair(s): Alexandra Berger

Polarization: Finding our way through the maze of theories, measurements and conclusions – Panel Chair(s): Quita Muis

The capacity of institutions to promote values of equality and good relations between ethnic groups – Panel Chair(s): Adam Ridley

The European Union as a Value Promoter in times of Value Crisis – Panel Chair(s): Michel Vincent Anderlini, Isobel Squire

Key dates

  • Abstracts submission deadline: January 25th 2021
  • Notification sent to participants: February 1st 2021
  • Final submission of papers: April 15th 2021
  • Workshops held on zoom: April 28th -29th 2021

Read the Main call




The workshop organising committee consists of:
Caroline Adolfsson
Johan Ekstedt

Advisory committee:
Brigitte Suter
Ingrid Jerve Ramsøy
Michael Strange