Migration and poverty

Conference Call

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Interdisciplinary Conference: Migration and Poverty

Dates: 19 and 20 September 2019
Venue: University of Salzburg
Submission deadline: 31 January 2019
Conference Website: www.poverty-conference.org

Keynote speakers:
Ilse Derluyn (Ghent, Social Work)
Cathy McIlwaine (King’s College London, Geography)
Corinna Mieth (Bochum, Philosophy)
Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol, Sociology)
Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht, Development Studies)

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR), University of
Salzburg, invites the submission of proposals for single papers,
thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5
discussants plus 1 chair) on the relation of migration and poverty.

This conference aims to bring together researchers and scholars from
different disciplines, approaches, backgrounds and experiences working
on the complex and manifold relation of migration and poverty. Much
migration within states and across borders is driven by poverty and
the hope for a better well-being and improved living standard but
migration is also risky and opens new vulnerabilities. Once migrants
reach their chosen destination – if they reach it all – they face new
difficulties and are often among the poorest and most disadvantaged in
their new home society. On the one hand migration can be a tool to
escape poverty, on the other hand it can lead to poverty and social

This conference has no disciplinary or geographical focus and welcomes
papers on intra- and transnational migration in all its forms
(voluntary, forced, impelled, seasonal etc.) and its relation to
(relative, absolute, monetary, multidimensional etc.) poverty,
inequality and social exclusion. Papers exploring normative issues of
(social and global) justice, human rights or ethics in relation to
migration and poverty are welcomed.

This conference aims at bringing together established as well as young
scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds. Submissions of
scholars working in the Global South are particularly encouraged and
support by a lower conference fee.

The registration fee for participants is 100€ and covers the
conference folder, a guided city tour on Friday, coffee breaks, two
lunch snacks and the conference dinner on Thursday. Students as well
as participants from countries classified as low-income or
lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee
of 75€.

Child care is available at the conference venue at no further costs.

The time allocated for each paper presentation is 20 minutes followed
by 10 minutes of discussion.

Paper givers may also participate as discussants or chairs in
roundtable sessions.

For more information please visit the conference website:

For more information about the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research
please visit: www.povertyresearch.org
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