Papers on Socio-Economic Issues

  • “Multicultural Component in Elementary Education in the Republic of Macedonia”


    Authors: Vera Stojanovska, Biljana Krsteska-Papic
    Publisher: Nansen Dialogue Network
    Date: Winter 2010

    The principles of multiculturalism, democracy, non-discrimination and respect for individual differences among people of the social, cultural, religious or linguistic nature are one of the leading principles upon which is built and placed the conception for nine-year elementary education in the Republic of Macedonia. Heterogeneous ethnic structure of the population in the Republic of Macedonia imposes the need for promotion of multicultural spirit and perspective.


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  • “Common Cultural Heritage of a Multiethnic Society: Curricula for Schools”


    Author: Nansen Dialogue Network
    Date: Winter 2011

    In multiethnic and multicultural societies, education is one of the main issues under scrutiny and discussion.
    The approach to education in such contexts is a crucial issue as education can work two ways:

    It can help children and youth, teachers and parents from different ethnic groups and cultures to understand each other, to improve inter-ethnic and multicultural dialogue, to learn to cooperate and work together, to realize that diversity is an asset for the community and not a problem, that it is possible to transform conflicts into opportunities for a better future,
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  • The 2011 conference ‘Learning to Live in a Multicultural World: Diaspora and Peacemaking in Europe’ Report


    Author: Initiatives of Change International and CAUX-Initiatives of Change, Conference Report
    Date: 2011

    Over the last few years, Europe has become more culturally and religiously diverse. While migration to and from Europe is not a new phenomenon, it has taken on a different form and shape in recent years. It has led to multicultural societies in Europe with numerous diaspora communities. However, while diaspora communities are an integral part of our societies, they are rarely a well integrated part.
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  • “World Migration Report 2011,Communicating Effectively about Migration”


    Author: International Organization for Migration
    Date: Winter 2011

    Migrants’ voices must be heard in today’s all too often biased, polarized and negative debate on migration, says IOM’s World Migration Report 2011: Communicating Effectively about Migration.

    The report states that although we live in an era of the greatest human mobility in recorded history, with greater acknowledgement that migration is one of the defining features of our contemporary world, it remains one of the most misunderstood issues of our time.
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  • “Diaspora Engagements in Development Cooperation”


    Author: Cindy Horst
    Date: Summer 2008

    In recent years, interest in the transnational engagements of migrants and diaspora organizations has seen a rapid increase. A wide variety of international actors are now engaged in exploring the links between migration and development.
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  • “Participation of Diasporas in Peacebuilding and Development”


    Author: Prio
    Date: Winter 2010

    This handbook follows a range of other reports and publications on diaspora involvement in development and peacebuilding (COWI, 2009; De Haas, 2006; GTZ, 2009; Sinatti, 2010; Sinatti et al., 2010). It has been written mainly for European practitioners and policymakers, and was developed as a result of our observation that there is now a markedly increased interest among European actors in ‘engaging diasporas’ that is not necessarily matched with confidence on how to approach the task.
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  • Is discrimination an issue? Young adults with immigration background in the labour market


    Author: EUROMARGINS
    Date: Fall 2010

    EUMARGINS third policy brief looks at discrimination as a factor of exclusion for young adults with immigration background in the labour markets of seven European countries: Estonia, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Norway. Several observations emerge from this analysis. First, access to the labour market is generally difficult for young people, but often more so for immigrant youth, especially for so-called visible minority youth.
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  • El modelo latinoamericano en la integración de los inmigrantes árabes


    Author: Said Bahajin
    Date: Fall 2011

    El modelo latinoamericano en la integración de los inmigrantes árabes muestra que es posible la integración de éstos, sin que dejaran su identidad árabe; y que el tiempo y la participación de la población local son factores importantes en ese proceso imperfecto e inacabado.
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  • TIES: Integration of the Second generation


    Author: TIES
    Date:  2011

    The TIES project studies the topic of integration, be it economic, social, educational, or in terms of identity. Since little internationally comparable statistical material has been gathered on the second generation, the main objective has been to create the first systematic and rigorous European dataset of more than 10,000 respondents in fifteen European cities – relevant not only for a better general understanding, but also for the development of policies at all levels of government.
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  • Categorisations and Discourses


    Author: EUROMARGINS
    Date: Fall 2010

    EUMARGINS first policy brief focuses on the various immigration discourses found in seven national contexts: Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Spain, Italy and France.
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