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EUniWell Winter School 2022 | MADEINEUROPE


MADEINEUROPE is a project in association with and funded by EUniWell, the European University of Well-Being of the Council of the European Union. EUniWell unites 7 diverse universities and 102 associate partners drawn from 7 distinct regions of Europe. EUniWell’s mission is “to understand, improve, measure, and rebalance the well-being of individuals, our own community, and society as a whole based on our joint values – democratic, inclusive, diverse, research and challenge-based, inter- and transdisciplinary, entrepreneurial, and co-creational.”


Migrants have formed a substantial part of many European societies for centuries. Yet, over the past three decades, the size, speed, and spread of human mobility has grown in significance. These accelerated changes are transforming local communities and the dynamics and politics of diversity at destination, as well as at origin. Cities are the primary destination of migrants and where migration-driven diversity is occurring at a faster pace. They are also strategic sites for the formation of new types of identities and communities and new political subjects and possibilities of social transformation.

At the MADEINEUROPE Winter School on Migration and Diversity in European Cities, we will approach these changes and dynamics through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives on migration, diversity and inclusion. The MADEINEUROPE Winter School is organised for the first time ever by a transnational network of five European universities part of the EUniWell Network. It will bring together advanced students with eminent academics to meet and collaborate with like-minded people interested in exploring the frontiers of cutting-edge migration and diversity research.


Topics will include the politics of diversity in European cities; social work, precariousness and anti-racism; alliances and solidarities between migrants and non-migrants; historical perspectives on migration, diversity and inclusion; law, migration and urban marginality and other key topics. The sessions will adopt lenses from law, anthropology, history, social policy, social work, and sociology, and discuss a range of methodological approaches. We will focus primarily on European cities but always be attentive to the transnational connections and global networks that connect them to the world.

Over the course of four weeks, 25 select participants will access four hours of lectures and live seminars each week, all to take place online. Each participant will receive a one-to-one mentoring session to support their academic and career planning. Students will also be divided into small groups and develop a group project each, supported by tutorials with a dedicated mentor.

Participants will be able to meet in-person at a blended closing workshop and academic conference hosted by the University of Florence in Italy. Groups will be able to present their projects here. Distinguished academic speakers will be announced.

The language of instruction will be English.


The course is free to attend. Travel bursaries are available for each selected participant to attend the final event at the University of Florence.


Master’s students and PhD students affiliated to a EUniWell partner university are invited to apply from law, humanities, social sciences or other related disciplines. From each partner university, 4 to 6 participants will be selected. You should be able to demonstrate a strong interest in academic work on migration and diversity. We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The webpage for the winter school is now online https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/superdiversity-institute/events/iris-winter-school/index.aspx

Including the Call for Participants with application form https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/superdiversity-institute/events/iris-winter-school/euniwell-call-for-participants.aspx.

The deadline for applying is Friday 5th November.

Contact Persons:

Dr. Jonathan Ngeh, Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne, jngeh@uni-koeln.de

Prof. Dr. Michaela Pelican, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne, mpelican@uni-koeln.de