Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’ Immigrazione (FIERI)
FIERI is an open network, based in Italy, that aims at developing an interdisciplinary approach towards migration studies. Its research team is mainly constituted by University scholars and independent researchers, working in Universities throughout Italy. The Forum intends to foster the creation of research groups on migratory phenomena and the creation of a bridge between researchers, on the one side, and policy makers and media, on the other. This bridge is built both through Italian and comparative research specifically aimed at providing support for public decisions, and by supplying easily accessible information concerning migratory phenomena.
FIERI will be responsible for the WP7 (Integration and re-integration of African migrants).
Eleonora Castagnone is a researcher and project coordinator at FIERI. Since 2001 she has worked extensively on Senegalese migrants in Italy, doing field work both in Italy and Senegal for different research institutions (FIERI, University of Milan, CESPI, University of Turin) and NGOs (CISV). Her main research interest lies with transnational practices at an individual and collective level, migrant’s entrepreneurship, migration and development. She is the author of ‘Vai e vieni. Esperienze di migrazione e lavoro di senegalesi tra Louga e Torino’ (FrancoAngeli, 2005). She holds a Masters’ Degree in Management of Development obtained at the ITC-ILO (International Training Centre of the ILO). She’s a Phd candidate in Sociology at the Graduate School in Social, Economic and Political Sciences of the University of Milan. Her Phd thesis focuses on the mobility patterns and trajectories of Senegalese migrants between Africa and Europe, with a special focus on transit migration, using MAFE data.
Tiziana Nazio graduated in Political Science at Turin University (1998), worked as a research scientist at Bielefeld University (2000-2003), where she also completed her PhD; was a Marie Curie Postgraduate Fellow at the Centre for Demographic Studies in the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2003), and a Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow at the University Pompeu Fabra (2004-2005). After working as a Career Development Fellow at the Sociology Department, Oxford University and as a Research Fellow at Nuffield College (2005-2008), took up a Lecturer position at Turin University.
Ferrucio Pastore is Director of FIERI
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