Migrations in the 2020. Trends and Policies

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 07 (Main Building)
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)

Language: English

Most migration flows have not been foreseen in the case of forced migrations. When they were defined by migration policies of labour force or skilled migration, a lot of unexpected and perverse effects have had impacts very far from the former scenarios. The case of Europe is emblematic of this scheme, because it has become a continent of immigration of settlement without having the design to become so. 
The profiles of new migration trends, namely with refugee movements, students and elites, as well as seniors looking for rest in sunny countries, the  regional or global mechanisms of governance of migrations turned towards mobility as a worldwide public good, the definition of demographic and economic needs as well as the foreseen environmentally displaced people in experts’ reports, the  growth of migrations to the South in equality with European and other northern destinations are featuring the emergence of migration systems drawing the trends for the future.
The papers analyzing in a prospective approach migration flows and policies,  transnational mobilisations of civil societies against policy responses, the evolution of global governance of migrations as well as regional ones, the gaps between expertise and decision-making processes facing with the future, will frame migrations in the 2020s.
Session Organizer:
Catherine WIHTOL DE WENDEN, Sciences Po, France
The Future Trend of Migration in East Asia and Japan
Hideki TARUMOTO, Hokkaido University, Japan
Chinese Immigrant Communities in Portugal
Sofia GASPAR, CIES-IUL, Portugal
The Future of International Migration in Arab Countries
Abdelkader LATRECHE, Expert, Algeria