Wednesday, 29. November 2017, 10:00

Book Presentation: The Migrant Crisis – European Perspectives and National Discourses

Panel discussion and book launch at the CMC in cooperation with the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University Graz, the Platform of Political Communication at the Danube-University Krems and the International Network for Political Communication (netPOL)


For a long time migration to Europe has been a subordinate issue on the public agenda. But with the recent wave of refugees from Arab and African countries, the question of how the EU, national governments and societies are able to cope with the arrival of millions of migrants, has become a core theme of public discourse. A new book, edited by Melani Barlai, Birte Fähnrich, Christina Griessler and Markus Rhomberg, displays the debates for the countries which are on the migration routes or which are among the most desired targets, hence are the most affected. The book thus attempts to give a broader - European - perspective on the migrant crisis and its public repercussions.


On occasion of the book presentation, experts from various fields discuss "European Perspectives on the Migration Discourse":

  • Prof Gregg Bucken-Knapp, University of Gothenburg
  • Prof Francisco Seoane Pérez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Dr Oliver Gruber, Austrian Chamber of Labour, Academic advisor on Migration/Integration/Language support, Vienna
  • Afra Dekie, Independent Researcher, Antwerpen
  • Dr Liriam Sponholz, Senior Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
  • Representative of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMDP)

Chair: Dr Christina Griessler

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