Call for Papers for the International Conference


The Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues of Georgia, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Center for Interdisciplinary Programmes and Research Development in cooperation with the EU-funded ENIGMMA („Enhancing Georgia’s Migration Management“) project implemented in Georgia by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development invites interested scholars to apply for an international conference - “UN Based Global Approach to Migration and its Implication for Georgia’s Migration Policy”. This conference will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 10 and 11 May 2017.

We welcome presenters from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, public administration, demography and social geography. The conference program will be organised into several thematic panels including but not limited to:

• Migration and development
• Identifying and addressing drivers of migration
• Human rights of migrants including labour rights
• Irregular migration
• Diaspora and their links to countries of origins
• Attitudes towards migrants
• Integration and reintegration

A two-day conference is envisaged as a unique opportunity for international and local Georgian scholars and policymakers to come together to share their research findings to foster our understanding of migration from a broader inter-regional perspective. Applications are welcomed both from established and young scholars, including MA and PhD students.

Abstracts (250 words, in MS Word format, in English (each abstract should be accompanied by author/authors contact information, and a short - 100 word - biography), must be sent to the organisers by 15 March 2017 at:

For information related to application and funding procedures, please, consult the Call for Papers document.

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