Caglio, Italy
13-14 October 2023

Workshop on “Migration and Politics: Current and Future Challenges”

The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), in collaboration with leading researchers from the Departments of Economics of Bocconi University and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, are organizing a workshop on the theme of "Migration and Politics: Current and Future Challenges". This workshop serves as a component of the EUFIRST project, which receives funding from both the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS). The primary objective of EUFIRST is to deepen our understanding of the intricate interdependencies between migration flows and politics. Possible topics include: the factors that shape voting responses to trade and migration, the specific determinants contributing to the rise of left-wing and right-wing radical and populist voting, the political dynamics arising from the emergence or growth of radical parties and their potential impact on the political agenda of traditional parties, the reverse causal effects of populism on the scale and skill content of migration flows, which may potentially lead to the formation of vicious circles.

Workshop Agenda

Scientific committee - Massimo Bordignon (Catholic University of Milan), Frédéric Docquier (LISER), Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University), Eugenio Peluso (LISER), and Hillel Rapoport (LISER).

Workshop venue – The workshop will take place in the charming village of Caglio (Lombardy, Italy), specifically in the Province of Como, approximately 45 kilometers north of Milan and just 13 kilometers northeast of Como.

Submission guidelines and timetable – Please submit your paper in PDFformat by September 13, 2023, via email to Decisions regarding the submissions will be communicated by September 15, 2023. Selected participants will receive accommodation for the two nights of 13th and 14th of October and meals during the workshop. However, participants are responsible for arranging their own transport and covering the related expenses.

EUFIRST website