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Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region

Objective

Based on a consortium involving 12 partners from origin, transit and host migration countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Eurasia, the ITHACA project focuses on migration narratives in the past and present, analysing them in a rigorous historical framework, whilst adopting an interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational approach. The aim is to define and develop concrete actions of migration management, moving away from an emergency logic and basing the choices of practitioners and policy makers on a triple basis: 1) a long-term multi-layered historical appraisal (global, oral, digital, gender, socio-economic, and religious), with an archival focus on the collection and preservation of endangered migrant records; 2) the analysis of the multiple and contrasting forms taken by narratives on migrations; 3) the attentive listening and interpretation of expectations and experiences of the migrants themselves. At the heart of the project is the creation of a digital platform collecting databases on past and present migration narratives, and offering media tools and applications to policymakers, practitioners, and migrants. Through archival surveys, research-action, and participatory, artistic and training activities, the ITHACA project deepens the various forms of narratives on and by migrants, considering them as agents of social change, retracing causes, transformations, and effects of migration narratives, and highlighting silenced expressions. Finally, the ITHACA stakeholders engagement activities interconnect scholars, archivists, museum curators, practitioners, ngos, returnees and potential migrants. These actions intend to raise awareness, to inform the public debate, and to disseminate thoughtful recommendations for present and future policies of relief, empowerment, inclusion and participation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/human migration

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 531 531,25

Participants (11)

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 296 750
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 381 250
Address
Rue De Montbrillant 94
1202 Geneve
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 307 500
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 252 250
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 250
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Greece
EU contribution
€ 225 437,50
Address
Iroon Politechniou 169
412 22 Larissa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARCHIVIO DELLE MEMORIE MIGRANTI APS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 656,25
Address
Via Di Panico 18
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION ARCS TUNISIE
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 86 875
Address
Cite Mahrajene
3234 Tataouine
Activity type
Other
INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHY NAMED H A ALIYEV NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF AZERBAIJAN
Azerbaijan
EU contribution
€ 159 500
Address
H Javid Street 31
AZ1143 Baku
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE AL AKHAWAYN D'IFRANE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 179 000
Address
Avenue Hassan Ii
53000 Ifrane
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments