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Call for Contributions - 13/4/2016

Call for Contributions What our fear of refugees says about Europe and the way forward in European policy approach: Balkan Young Leaders’ Perspectives

After many requests to extend the deadline for submission of papers we have decided to extend the final deadline. Submissions are now due no later than May 9th, 2016.

Objective/Rationale

European Expression(EE)[1] in cooperation with EU Policy Hub[2] are now welcoming policy briefs for a special issue of the journal. The aim is to publish a special issue discussing the refugee/migrants crisis and Europe’s response from the perspective of young leaders from across South East Europe[3], acknowledging that this particular region has turned to a transit route for thousands of migrants – the highest flow since the Second World War, says the IOM.

The core objective of this special issue is to explore and understand the different arguments surrounding a handful of key policy areas relating to refugees/migration crisis taking into account not only the past experience of refugees/migration crises but also the current political, humanitarian and organizational challenges the countries from the region are facing with.

YOUNG LEADERS FROM ACROSS SOUTH EAST EUROPE will contribute to deliver more context and effective policy recommendations, in this Symposium Series[4], by making full use of these insights to deliver on the EU objectives. We are open to various topics related to the overall theme of refugee crisis. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Refugee/migration crisis: Quo Vadis?
  • Migration and extreme-right.
  • The globalization of migration: Has the world really become more migratory?
  • Does the political orientation of governments matter?
  • How to understand the outcomes of migration policy.
  • Migration in times of uncertainty.
  • Conceptualizing policy, origin and destination effects.
  • Mobility and human development.
  • The meaning and the use of identity papers – reflections on Syrian experience.

YOUNG LEADERS from across South East Europe are invited to submit their contributions. EE/EU Policy Hub review all submissions, and inform on the accepted papers, if revision proof reads and/or editing is necessary. The Symposium Series is expected to be published in mid-June 2016 and be launched during a special event in Athens, Tirana and/or Brussels.

How to proceed?

· Please send us a short email to express your interest in contributing, along with your topic and a 500-word contribution, by9 May 2016.

Article specifications

· Articles should be in English only

· 350 - 500 words long

· Include only a few key bibliographical references / footnotes

· The author’s contact details (email) and affiliation

· The approach to each topic is left on the discretion of the author. It is highly recommended, though, that the author examines the topic over time, from past to present, and draws lessons for the future through comparative analysis of cases within and/or outside EU.

· With regard to style, please refer to the Harvard citation guidelines: http://goo.gl/bYKAGm

Note. The cover page will include the statement: ‘European Expression and EU Policy Hub do not have an institutional view and does not aim to present one. The views expressed in this document are only those of its independent author.’

Copyright

Publication as a European Expression/EU Policy Hub working article does not preclude or prejudice subsequent publication in another journal. Please DO NOT submit articles that have been accepted for publication elsewhere. We ask that any EE working article published elsewhere at a later time include a reference to European Expression/EU Policy Hub.



[1] European Expression is a quarterly journal on European affairs published by the Athens-based civil society organization Evropaiki Ekfrasi. The journal was founded in Athens in 1989 and moved its base to Brussels in early 2016; it publishes articles in English and Greek.

[2] EU Policy Hub in Albania is a Forum of young professionals engaged in promoting, monitoring and influencing Albania’s EU integration process.

[3] Albania, Bulgaria, BiH, Kosovo, FYROM, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Italy, Turkey.

[4] Collective sharing experiences on a range of policy areas.

 





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