The Team conducting an international research project about young Lithuanians and Poles in the UK has just participated in the consortium meeting in Vilnius.
We hope to publish some research outcomes soon!
We are pleased to announce that as a partner in a consortium, under the leadership of the University of Luxembourg, we have been granted a prestigious research project in the European Union Programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020, in the panel: MIGRATION-03-2019: Social and economic effects of migration in Europe and integration policies, with the project: EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions (MIMY). As the Council of Europe underlines “the youth perspective is rarely taken into account in national and international debate on migration. The needs of young migrants should be better understood and their role in European society should be acknowledged.” (COE 2017: 12).
The overall objective of MIMY is to investigate the integration processes of young migrants (aged between 18 and 29) and minors (15-17) who are third country nationals at risk and who find themselves in vulnerable conditions. The main aim of MIMY is to focus on the integration processes of young migrants and to understand their daily intercultural relations with the local population which leads to the main research question of: How to support the liquid integration processes of young migrants in vulnerable conditions in Europe to increase social and economic benefits of and for migrants?
In the project, we will apply several research methods and techniques, such as statistical secondary data analysis, qualitative analysis of legislation and integration policies, focus group interviews with young migrants and their parents, semi-structured interviews with youth, discourse analysis, biographical narratives, participatory action research, scoping study, Delphi method.
Youth Research Centre researchers joined a final conference of the Third University Mission’s Youth Votes Plus programme and carried out a series of workshops with secondary school students. Youth Votes Plus programme strives to develop and enhance leadership, civic and social competencies among secondary school youth in Poland. The workshops run by Dr Justyna Sarnowska and Dr Dominika Blachnicka-Ciacek from SWPS University Youth Centre aimed at supporting students in equipping them in practical tools to inspire and execute social change on community level. Young participants learned how to assess challenges and attitudes of local community, how to undertake research on focal community issues, how to map stakeholder groups and how design inclusive strategies of change. Prof. Izabela Grabowska met with the teachers to talk about life-long learning idea.
During the Annual IMISCOE Conference in Malmo, Prof. Izabela Grabowska was a chair of the session: Developing theories to understand mobilities and settling strategies in uncertain and insecure contexts, organized by Prof. Louise Ryan from The University of Sheffield.
We are very pleased to inform that the coordinator of the Youth Research Center, Dr. Justyna Sarnowska, was distinguished for the doctoral dissertation: Socialization role of international migration in school-to-work transition in the first edition of the Joanna Matejko competition for the best master’s thesis and doctoral thesis on the topic of international migration to and from Poland and the Polish diaspora.
Congratulations also to the other laureates of the competition: Dr. Joanna Kulpińska – winner of the main award for her doctoral dissertation, Gabriela Gałecka – winner of the main award for her master’s thesis and dr Zofia Trębacz distinguished for her doctoral dissertation and Marta Kluszczyńska distinguished for her master’s thesis.
The organizer of the competition is the Centre for Migration Research of the University of Warsaw and the Centre for Migration Research Foundation under the patronage of the Migration Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The IMISCOE Spring Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond took place on March 28-29 2019 at Sheffield University.
During the first conference day, Dominika Winogrodzka together with Olga Czeranowska (CMR) gave a presentation on “Geographical and occupational trajectories of multiple migrants from Poland” on the session “Future mobility.” Dominika Winogrodzka has presented the preliminary results of the research project “Peer groups and migration”. Dominika Winogrodzka and Olga Czeranowska were analysing the subjective and objective dimensions of careers (including consideration education and human capital, as well as duration and number of migrations) and the motivations behind young people’s international mobility and level of their satisfaction with results of migrations. In the presentation, both were considered quantitative and qualitative aspects of Polish immigration after 1989.
During the second conference day, Professor Izabela Grabowska together with Doctor Agnieszka Trąbka gave a talk on “Youth from Central and Eastern Europe facing risks in the UK. The comparative study of Poles and Lithuanians in the context of Brexit” on the “Brexit and uncertainties” session. The methodological concept of project “CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit“ was presented. Professor Izabela Grabowska and Doctor Agnieszka Trabąka were presenting among others the research hypotheses, the mix-method methodology, the profile of participant of the quantitive part, the idea and timetable of synchronous and asynchronous encounters (24 months) and the research agenda (Presentation_Grabowska_Trabka).
Luka Klimavičiūtė (the member of CEEYouth project team) gave a speech on “Lithuanian and Polish returnees: knowledge transfer and long-term knowledge mobility” on “Returnings” session.
The programme of the event is available here.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities is inviting applications for a position of Post-doctoral Researcher in the CEEYou(th) project on young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom, led by Professor Izabela Grabowska, financed by the National Research Center’s (NCN) DAINA funding scheme. Place of work: Warsaw, Poland. Application deadline: March 13, 2019.
The CEEYou(th) project is focused on young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom. Executed by an international Polish-Lithuanian consortium, funded by the National Science Center’s (NCN) DAINA scheme, the project centers on two major ‘new EU’ sending countries and looks at what migrants, 34 years old and younger, “do” to handle the result of the Brexit Referendum vote. The objectives of the project are (1) To compare migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania in the relation to those who stayed in the home countries; (2) To compare and evaluate whether young Poles and Lithuanians are socially “anchored” or embedded in their destination country; (3)To explore various risks experienced by young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit; (4) To analyze how the unfolding implications of Brexit affect life trajectories of Poles and Lithuanians, with a special focus on transitions to adulthood; (5) To explore and compare the latest return migration of young Poles and Lithuanians, and (6) To highlight migratory behaviors of ethnic Poles from Lithuania and ethnic Lithuanians from Poland in the UK.
Please submit the required documents by March 13, 2019 via the following FORM.
Applications will be evaluated by a hiring committee led by prof. Izabela Grabowska (Principal Investigator). The committee will create a ranking of the candidates. In case of a large number of well-qualified applicants, a second stage of the recruitment procedure will entail face-to-face interviews at the Youth Research Center, at the SWPS University in Warsaw.
The Recruitment Committee reserves the right to contact only the shortlisted candidates.
The Committee’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
The successful candidate will be announced on March 31, 2019 and will assume job responsibilities on April 1, 2019.
Two weeks ago, on the 18 and 19th of November, Youth Research Center hosted the kick-off meeting of the new project “CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania”. The project, coordinated by prof. Izabela Grabowska, is an interdisciplinary study examining risks faced by young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom after the Brexit Referendum vote. During the inaugural meeting researchers from Polish and Lithuanian team had an opportunity to meet in person and discuss further collaboration as well as to consult their ideas with external experts in the field of migration, who joined the extended CEEYouth team.
The meeting was opened on Sunday afternoon by prof. Izabela Grabowska welcoming everybody at SWPS University and by the introductions of the team members. Subsequently, prof. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska gave a lecture on the concept of anchoring, a pivotal notion in the project’s theoretical framework. The lecture was followed by discussions and conceptual mapping exercise. The first day finished by less formal conversations and tasting excellent food at one of the local restaurants. The second day of the meeting was devoted to the more detailed debates on different components of the project: both qualitative and quantitative. External experts, prof. Louise Ryan from the University of Sheffield and prof. Violetta Parutis from Essex University, shared their experiences in migration research and provided the team with their feedback and suggestions. After the fruitful methodological discussions project’s timeline was developed and some administrative issued was tackled. It seems like we will have a busy winter in order to start fieldwork in spring, before the Brexit date.
White A., Grabowska I., Kaczmarczyk P., Slany K. (2018). The Impact of Migration on Poland. London: UCL Press.
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The deadline for applications is September 25th, 2018.
The CEEYou(th) project is dedicated to young Polish and Lithuanian migrants in the United Kingdom. Executed by an international Polish-Lithuanian consortium under the funding from the NCN DAINA scheme, the research focuses on two major ‘new EU’ sending countries and look at what migrants below the age of 34 “do” to handle the result of the Brexit Referendum vote. The objectives of the project are (1) To compare migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania in the reference to those who stayed in the home countries; (2) To compare and evaluate whether young Poles and Lithuanians are socially “anchored” or embedded in their destination country; (3)To explore various risks experienced by young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit; (4) To analyse how the unfolding implications of Brexit affect life trajectories of Poles and Lithuanians, with special focus on transitions to adulthood; (5) To explore and compare the latest return migration of young Poles and Lithuanians, and (6) To highlight migratory behaviors of ethnic Poles from Lithuania and ethnic Lithuanians from Poland in the UK.
Position & Tasks:
1) Academic CV (with details on qualifications/ degree; scholarly achievements and awards, experience in research projects, academic interests, etc.);
2) List of publications
3) Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you see yourself fulfilling the role.
Recruitment procedure and employment:
Applications will be evaluated by a hiring committee comprising Prof. dr hab. Izabela Grabowska (Principal Investigator), dr Paulina Pustulka and dr Justyna Sarnowska. The committee will create a ranking of the candidates. In case of a large number of well-qualified applicants, a second stage of the recruitment procedure will entail face-to-face interviews at the Youth Research Center at the SWPS University in Warsaw.
The committee’s decision is final and cannot be appealed.
The position will be filled by September 30th, 2018 and the new hire is expected to start on October 1st, 2018.
Complete applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as single .pdf files. The deadline for applications is September 25th, 2018. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Additional information and informal inquiries about the post should be directed to Professor Izabela Grabowska (email@example.com).