Conference: Migration in and out of East and Southeast Europe - Values, Networks, Well-Being. Regensburg, 2-4 July 2015

18.01.2015. 00:00 | Regensburg, Germany

This conference aims at exploring a range of social, economic and cultural effects of migration on the countries of East and Southeast Europe. To facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue between scholars from history, economics, and cognate fields of the humanities and social sciences, presentations should concentrate on the period from the 19th century to the present. Specific topics include, but are not confined to:

Determinants, patterns, and consequences of migration
Expectations, risks and migrant strategies
Labour market impact
Education and skill levels
Remittances, changes in living standards and well-being
Transformation of values and attitudes, social capital and trust
Policy responses and impact on political development
Social networks and diasporas
Return migration and re-integration of repatriates
Long-term effects and path dependencies

Keynote speakers: Herbert Bürcker (IAB, Nürnberg); Dariusz Stola (Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, Warsaw)

Important dates:

January 18, 2015 Deadline for paper proposal submissions

February 14, 2015 Notification of acceptance

June 15, 2015 Deadline for full paper submissions

Submissions (in Word or PDF format) to should include:

an abstract (max. 300 words)
a short CV including your institutional affiliation and contact details

The conference language is English. IOS Regensburg will cover travel (up to 500 EUR) and accommodation costs of presenters.

Conveners: Edvin Pezo, Olga Popova


Institut für Ost und Südosteuropaforschung, Landshuter Strasse 4, D-93047 Regensburg,

Phone: (0941) 943 54 10, fax: (0941) 943 54 27,




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