We are hiring a Project Assistant (MAGYC project) - Application Deadline January 31st The Hugo Observatory is seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Project Assistant in the framework of the MAGYC project. MAGYC stands for ‘Migration Governance and Asylum Crises’ and is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. It associates twelve academic and civil society partners, inside and outside of Europe, under the general coordination of The Hugo Observatory. The project seeks to seeks to assess how migration governance has been influenced by the recent ‘refugee crisis’, and how [...]
We are hiring a Post-doctoral Researcher in International Relations (MAGYC project) - Application Deadline Jan. 25th The Hugo Observatory, the Sciences Po Center for International Studies (CERI) and GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies are seeking an outstanding candidate for the position of Post-doctoral Researcherin International Relations in the framework of the MAGYC project. MAGYC stands for ‘Migration Governance and Asylum Crises’ and is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation. It associates twelve academic and civil society partners, inside and outside of Europe, under the general coordination of The [...]
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Prof. Roger Zetter to be hosted by ULg as third rotating Chair in Environmental Diplomacy (EDGE project)
Prof. Roger Zetter Download our announcement (and Prof. Zetter's biography): English / Français The Hugo Observatory will host Professor Roger Zetter (University of Oxford, UK) in Liège for a series of lectures on environmental migration during the 2018 Fall Semester. This appointment takes place within the framework of the Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project, a EU-funded project implemented under the Horizon 2020 programme by the University of Liège, the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA) and Sciences Po Paris. Part of this project’s planned activities include the hosting of a rotating Chair in Environmental Diplomacy by each [...]
Register for the upcoming EDGE Annual Conference on “Digitalization and Smart Green (R)evolution” in Bratislava
The EDGE partners are happy to invite you to the third and final annual conference organized under the EDGE project entitled "Digitalization and Smart Green (R)evolution" which will be organized by the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA). This conference will take place in Bratislava on 15th-16th November 2018. Visit the event's website for more information and updates: http://edgeconference.euba.sk/ Key dates: Abstract submission: September 15th, 2018 Notification of acceptance: September 30th, 2018 Last day of registration and fee payments: October 15th, 2018 Conference: November 15 - 16, 2018 Article submission: December 1st, 2018 Background information: The Faculty of [...]
Dr. Alex De Sherbinin (Columbia University) announced as the new EDGE Chair on Environmental Diplomacy
It is a huge honor for the EDGE team to welcome Dr. Alex De Sherbinin as the new scientific Chair of the EDGE project. He will, among others, attend the EDGE Summer School at the University of Liège where he will deliver a lecture on "Approaches to Modelling Climate-Change Induced Displacement and Migration" on September 5th. Dr. De Sherbinin is the Associate Director for Sciences Applications at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) at Columbia University, USA.
Thrilled to announce that Pascal Brice, Director General of OFPRA (the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons), will deliver a talk on the state of asylum in Europe on the opening day of the EDGE Summer School on Environmental Changes and Migration, as one of our keynote speakers. This talk will be open to the public Date: Tuesday 4 September Time: 10:00-10:45 Location: Université de Liège, Sart Tilman Campus, Amphithéâtre Sporck, Clos Mercator 10, B11. Information and registrations: firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to all!
Version française ci-dessous MAGYC : An Important ‘Horizon 2020’ Project on European Migration Policies The Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège (Belgium) has just secured funding from the European Commission for an important research project on European migration policies in the aftermath of the ‘refugee crisis’. The MAGYC project – Migration Governance and Asylum Crises – will explore how European migration policies are influenced by political crises triggered by migration. At a time when such policies are heavily contested across European member-states, and when asylum seems more threatened than ever, this project is critically important to improve our understanding of [...]
It is with extreme sadness that we heard the news about Barbara Harrell-Bond's passing last week, on July 11 2018. She was an exceptional woman, a pioneer in refugee studies and fearless advocate for refugee rights. She was the founder of the Refugee Studies Centre and the Forced Migration Review amongst others. At a time when asylum is under siege in Europe, that's a terrible loss. It was a privilege to host her in 2016 during the Hugo Conference Statement by the Refugee Studies Centre : http://bit.ly/2mrXPa0 "A Statement on the passing of Barbara Harrell-Bond" by Themba Lewis: http://bit.ly/2KMEPlk "Barbara [...]
The call for applications for the EDGE Summer School on Environmental Changes and Migration, set to take place between the 4-8 September 2018 in Liège, has been extended until 14 June 2018. Do not miss your chance to attend this flagship event and make sure you check out the latest call for applications and draft programme here for the most updated information. Programme Overview: Day 1: Methods Day 2: The State of the Research Day 3: The Migration-Adaptation Nexus (including a trip to Bonn, Germany, to attend the TransRe project closing conference on “Adaptation in motion: linking climate change, migration [...]