SECUREU

ABI - The Securitization of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities and the Rise of Xenophobia in the EU

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The challenge to the EU posed by far-right populism and the rise of anti-foreign sentiment demand systematic research on the causes and consequences of xenophobia in all its variants. SECUREU will focus on the role of the securitization of ethnicity (i.e., the representation of migrants and ethnic minorities as an inherent security threat that demands exceptional measures), as pursued by both the EU itself and its individual member states. The network’s activities will highlight the potential social and political problems generated by securitization processes and disseminate the newly generated knowledge to the academic and policy-making communities.

SECUREU’s research explores the securitization of migrants and its consequences for xenophobia in the context of the question of refugees in the EU. SECUREU further investigates the securitization of migrants and ethnic minorities from a historical perspective by focusing on how the framing of different minority groups has evolved over time and how ethnic minorities experience and deal with their representation in public discourse. In developing this research agenda SECUREU will promote a theoretical integration of the ethnicity/migration and securitization fields, which have developed largely independent from one another.

SECUREU brings together researchers from both academic fields to generate new research, educate students and young researchers, produce policy briefs and create new synergies around these key issues. Project partners will produce new knowledge on how, when, and why the EU and individual member states securitize migrants and ethnic minorities and provide new insights into the rise of xenophobia in the EU. The project foresees research, teaching and dissemination activities and will organize symposia, workshops, webinars, research stays, and summer schools.

SECUREU is funded by the EU programme Jean Monnet Networks | Erasmus+


Coordinator

Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain


Partners

Council for European Studies (European Office), Spain

Eurac Research, Italy

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe Marburg, Germany

Koç University, Turkey

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands


For further information: Andrea Carlà – andrea.carla@eurac.edu

https://www.europenowjournal.org/secureu-2022/

Publications
In Ucraina c'è una guerra d'invasione
Carlà A, Campostrini P (2023)
Newspaper
Alto Adige
L'europa sotto pressione
Carlà A (2023)
Newspaper
Alto Adige
Roundtable: Perspectives on South Tyrol
Alber E, Carlà A, Graziadei S, Constantin S (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Policy Summer School Diversity Governance and Securitization in the EU and Beyond | Bozen | 2.7.2023 - 8.6.2023

Power sharing of Sami people & (de)colonization
Tomaselli A (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SECUREU Summer School 2023 | Bolzano | 2.7.2023 - 8.7.2023

The Vicious Circle of Securitization Processes in the Former Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir
Constantin S, Carlà A (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Reframing Nationalism and Populism in the Context of Securitization| Political Struggles and Scholarly Debates | Cluj-Napoca : 6.7.2023 - 8.7.2023

Round table "Perspectives on South Tyrol"
Alber E, Carlà A, Graziadei S, Constantin S (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SECUREU Summer School 2023 | Bolzano | 2.7.2023 - 8.7.2023

Minority issues in Ukraine as a prerequisite for EU membership

Constantin S (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: Euregio-Akademie / Accademia dell’Euregio 2023 | Toblach/Dobbiaco | 30.6.2023 - 2.7.2023

South Tyrol’s Consociational Democracy: Autonomy, Power-Sharing and Minority Protection

Constantin S (2023)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: SECUREU Summer School 2023 | Bolzano | 2.7.2023 - 8.7.2023

When Minorities Become a Threat: From 9/11 to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Carlà A (2022)
Internet

More information: https://www.europenowjournal.org/2022/04/17/when-minorities- ...

Language Policies and Identity/ontological Insecurities in Ukraine (1991-2021)
Constantin S, Carlà A (2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 2nd SECUREU CONFERENCE Identities, Ontological (In)Securities and the Politics of (De)Securitisation of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities | Glasgow | 6.10.2022 - 7.10.2022

Language policies and identity/ontological insecurities in Ukraine (1991-2021)

Constantin S, Carlà A
(2022)
Presentation/Speech

Conference: 2nd SECUREU CONFERENCE Identities, Ontological (In)Securities and the Politics of (De)Securitisation of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities | Glasgow | 6.10.2022 - 7.10.2022

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