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Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges

Objective

Today’s world sees masses on the move: across the globe, there are almost one billion international and internal migrants; in the EU alone, there are 57 million residents living outside their country of birth, amounting to over 11% of the EU28 population. This unprecedented global situation requires serious political action. Yet this action will only be effective once the historical, cultural and social roots of migration are properly understood. It is this understanding that the ITN MOVES will provide.
The project’s chief objective is to undertake a comparative study of the social and cultural roots of mass mobility, and provide the urgently needed historical analysis that can address the so-called migration crisis of the present through an understanding of the population movements of the past. The network has been set up as an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers in the Humanities and the Social Sciences who will approach migration as both a condition of modernity and one of its greatest challenges, placing the systematic confrontation of past and present forms of migration at the centre of their activities.
Through its innovative training programme, carried out in conjunction with 18 non-academic partners (including NGOs, charities, and the cultural and creative industries), MOVES will enable a new generation of experts gain the historical knowledge required to respond to future migration crises with innovative solutions.
The project will generate new knowledge about the shaping of the modern world and provide conceptual tools to avoid short-termism in migration management through its emphasis on enduring cultural patterns, historical context, and migration flows over the long term. The links between contemporary and historical migration that MOVES research will uncover can be used to improve educational provision, inform future policy, and counter the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment across the EU.

Field of science

  • /humanities
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /social sciences
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Czechia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 704 614,68

Participants (4)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 713 160,72
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PAUL-VALERY MONTPELLIER3
France
EU contribution
€ 824 406,12
Address
Route De Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 758 365,20
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 909 517,68
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (18)

Teatro Nacional São João, E.P.E.
Portugal
Address
Praça Da Batalha
4000-102 Porto
Activity type
Other
STIFTUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ
Germany
Address
Von Der Heydt Strasse 16-18
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION LE PRINTEMPS DES COMEDIENS
France
Address
178 Rue De La Carrierasse
34080 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLATFORM FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS ASBL
Belgium
Address
Congresstraat 37 41 5
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other
ONLINE ENCYKLOPEDIE MIGRACE
Czechia
Address
Namesti Jana Palacha 1/2 Josefov
110 00 Praha
Activity type
Other
National Maritime Museum
United Kingdom
Address
Park Row
SE10 9NF London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NARODNI ARCHIV
Czechia
Address
Archivni 2257/4
149 01 Praha
Activity type
Other
Câmara Municipal de Fafe - Município de Fafe
Portugal
Address
Avenida 5 De Outubro
4820-501 Fafe Fafe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MULTIKULTURNI CENTRUM PRAHA, Z.S.
Czechia
Address
Prokopova 9
130 00 Praha 3
Activity type
Other
Konsorcium nevladnich organizaci pracujicich s migranty v CR
Czechia
Address
Vladislavova 44/10
11000 Praha
Activity type
Other
KENT REFUGEE ACTION NETWORK
United Kingdom
Address
9 Priory Road
CT17 9RQ Dover
Activity type
Other
HERZOG AUGUST BIBLIOTHEK
Germany
Address
Lessingplatz 1
38304 Wolfenbüttel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSELHO PORTUGUES PARA OS REFUGIADOS CPR
Portugal
Address
Quinta Do Pombeiro Casa Senhorial Norte Azinhaga Do Pombeiro
1900 793 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
FUNDACAO CASA DA MUSICA
Portugal
Address
Av Da Boavista 604-610
4149 071 Porto
Activity type
Other
LA BOUTIQUE D ECRITURE & CO
France
Address
76 Rue Faubourg De Figuerolles
34070 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Quai Francois Mauriac 11
75013 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LES PERLES DE VERRE
France
Address
14 Rue Dom Vaissette
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
AGRUPAMENTO DE ESCOLAS DE VALONGO
Portugal
Address
Rua Visconde Oliveira Do Paco
4440 708 Valongo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments