Como anunciamos en entradas anteriores, la 31ª Conferencia de la Asociación Europea de las Migraciones (AEMI) se va a celebrar en Donostia. Esta edición, organizada por la Dirección para la Comunidad Vasca en el Exterior del Gobierno Vasco, va a contar con la asistencias de personas de 17 países, y va a poder ser seguida a través de internet.

La Conferencia, que se celebrará entre el 30 de septiembre y el 1 de octubre en el Palacio Miramar de Donostia/San Sebastián, lleva título “Relaciones entre las diásporas y sus países de acogida: Nuevas migraciones, movimientos de retorno y contexto histórico”.

El acto inaugural será mañana a las 9 de la mañana y estará a cargo de la secretaria general de Acción Exterior del Gobierno Vasco, Marian Elorza, y la presidenta de AEMI, Cathrine Kyo Hermansen.

El orador principal de esta Conferencia será irlandés Kingsley Aikins, licenciado en Económicas y Políticas por el Trinity College de Dublín, que la iniciará con la disertación “Connecting diasporas” (Conectando las diásporas). Aikins ha vivido y trabajado en seis países a lo largo de su carrera en el ámbito del comercio y la inversión, la filantropía, la educación, la diáspora y el turismo, y ha trabajado para importantes organizaciones, gobiernos y países.

Los analistas que participarán en esta Conferencia internacional vienen de Alemania, Andalucía, Argentina, Bretaña francesa, Dinamarca, EE.UU., Eslovenia, Euskal Herria, Flandes, Galicia, Irlanda, Luxemburgo, Polonia, Reino Unido y Valencia.

Todo el desarrollo de esta  Conferencia, que se realizará en inglés, podrá seguirse online en los siguientes enlaces:

el día 30 de septiembre  (enlace adicional)
el día 1 de octubre  (enlace adicional).


Programa

31st AEMI CONFERENCE

RELATIONS BETWEEN DIASPORAS AND THEIR HOME COUNTRIES: New migrations, return movements and historical context

Palacio Miramar Jauregia, Donostia-San Sebastián
Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, 2021

 

Thursday, September 30

9:00  Opening

Cathrine Kyo Hermansen, AEMI Chairperson
Marian Elorza, General Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Basque Government)

9:20  Kingsley Aikins, The Networking Institute, Ireland
Connecting diasporas

10:00 Panel 1: Migration flows, connections of diaspora and home
Chaired by Dietmar Osses, AEMI Secretary

Dorota Praszalowicz, Institute of American Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Pacific Northwest and the European immigration flows: Toward the comparative history of ethnic groups: Poles, Croatians and Jews

Magdalena Paluszkiewicz-Misiaczek, Institute of American Studies, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Polish veterans of WWII in Canada and their peculiar relations with communist Poland

Montserrat Golías, Laura Oso, University of A Coruña, Spain
New and old chains. Analysis of migratory flows between Spain and Argentina

Marina Hansen, University of the Basque Country
Italian immigration and state education in Argentina (1870-1930). A multilingual Buenos Aires

11:30 Coffee-break

12:00 Panel 2: Workshop

Chaired by Belén Fernández Suárez, Antía Pérez-Caramés, University of A Coruña, Spain The Spanish diaspora in Europe: emigration and return of a disenchanted generation

Antía Pérez Caramés (University of A Coruña, Spain), Belén Fernández Suárez (University of A Coruña, Spain), Alberto Capote Lama (University of Granada, Spain)
The new wave of Spanish emigration to France. A comparative analysis of the strategies and trajectories of intra-European migrants

Jordi Giner Monfort (University of Valencia, Spain), Belén Fernández Suárez (University of A Coruña, Spain), Sandra López Pereiro (University of A Coruña, Spain), Rubén Pérez Roel (University of A Coruña, Spain)
The return of new Spanish emigration after the 2008 crisis: motivations for putting an end to the European drea

Antonio Alejo (University of A Coruña, Spain), Luca Chao Pérez (University of A Coruña, Spain), María José Fernández Vicente (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France), Anna Giulia Ingellis (University of Valencia, Spain) and Ana Irene Rovetta Cortés (CONICET-University of Jujuy, Argentina)
Integration and return policies for the Spanish diaspora: An exploratory overview

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Panel 3: Return migration and identity
Chaired byEmma Barnhøj, The Danish Immigration Museum

Uxío-Breogán Diéguez, Montserrat Golías, University of A Coruña, Spain
The construction of Galicia through emigration: the configuration of a dual and transnational community

Heidi Rodrigues Martins, Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines, Luxembourg
The Quartier Italien, grounded through return and other mobilities

Dietmar Osses, Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover in Bochum, Germany
Polish, German, European? Experiences of second generation re-migrants in Germany

Anders Osvald Thorkilsen, The Danish Immigration Museum, Denmark
Dead and buried in the diaspora

16:00 Coffee-break

16:30 Panel 4: Home and Diaspora
Chaired by Bram Belaart, Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp

Iker Arranz, California State University, Bakersfield, USA
The vanishing of home. Reflections on the diaspora relations with borders and identity

Argitxu Camus, Iker Research Center, Bayonne
Letters sent by a Basque immigrant woman in the US to her hometown (1921-1967)

Susana Sabín-Fernández, United Kingdom
Volver

Joseba Etxarri
Euskalkultura

Tana Garrido, Basque Country
La tierra llama, a documentary about women in Cuba

 

Friday, October 1

09:00 Panel 5: Migration and Diaspora in the 21st Century: Pandemic as challenge
Chaired by Anders Osvald Thorkilsen, The Danish Immigration Museum

Gorka Alvarez Aramburu, Director for the Basque Community Abroad, Basque Government
Public administrations in the face of the new migration of the 21st century

Igor Calzada, University of Cardiff, Univervsity of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Hyperconnected Diasporas Amidst Pandemic Citizenship: The End of the Global Ciziten?

10:30 Coffee-break

11:00 Panel 6: Basque Diaspora: Communities and identities
Chaired by Emilia García, Consello da Cultura Galega, AEMI Board

Oscar Alvarez, University of the Basque Country
Diaspora and Basque national symbolism in the making

Maialen Goirizelaia, University of the Basque Country
One diaspora, different communities

Imanol Galdos, Donostia-Kultura, Basque Country
Why are they leaving and not returning? Disconnection with the homeland. Is there a risk of Argentineation of the Basque society?

Iván Jiménez, Bizkaia Talent, Basque Country
Professional emigrants: Be Basque as an Integrative Strategy to deal with the challenges of the internationalization and lack of talent

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Panel 7: Workshop
Chaired by Mirjam Milharčič Hladnik, Slovenian Migration Institute: State- diaspora relations in the context of shifting borders and changing political regimes: identities and transfers of knowledge

Miha Zobec
Diasporas and their many “homelands”: the emigrants of Julian March and Prekmurje and the interwar Yugoslavia

Aleksej Kalc
Triestines in Australia: From identifying locally to welcoming the Italian “giuliani nel mondo”

Klara Kožar Rosulnik
Challenges and opportunities for knowledge transfer from Slovene diaspora

15:00 Coffee-break

15:30 Panel 8: Workshop
Chaired by Benan Oregi, Officer for the Basque Community Abroad, Basque Government

Peter Loge, George Washington University; Ander Caballero, International consultant, USA
The rhetorics of diaspora engagement

Ziortza Gandarias, John Bieter, Nere Lete, John M. Ysursa, Meggan Laxalt, Boise State University, USA Boise, Idaho.
Connecting Academic Boise and other diaspora communities, and the Basque Country