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Call for Chapters: EU Migration and Mobility

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Event Date: 2020-05-01 Abstract Due: 2019-09-16

EU Migration and Mobility


KeywordsEU, Migration, European Neighborhood, Mobility Partnerships, Norm transfer, GAMM, MENA, LAC, Africa, India, Trafficking, Remittances.


2020 will mark 15 years since the EU launched the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) – an overarching framework of the EU's external migration and asylum policy. The framework defines how the EU conducts its policy dialogues and cooperation with the non-EU countries. The GAMM agenda comprises the objectives ranging from organizing legal migration - to preventing and combatting irregular migration; preventing human trafficking; maximizing the development impact of migration; promoting international protection and more.


GAMM's cooperation frameworks - Mobility Partnership (MP) and Common Agendas for Migration and Mobility ( ) prompted further numerous cooperation dialogues and the visa liberalization processes around the globe and particularly in the EU's immediate neighborhood.


This Book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s approach to Migration and Mobility since 2005. It also aims to examine what role does migration and mobility between the EU and her partner countries play in transferring ideas and practices, knowledge and know-how; financial and business ties; and norms and policies.


Furthermore, the aim is to examine how and why the EU influences (if it does) economic, institutional and normative transformations and/or causes backlashes in its Southern and Eastern Neighborhood, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and selected CAMM countries (Ethiopia, Nigeria, and India).


We invite chapters that deal with any of the following sub-topics along the theme (the list is not exhaustive) both for single country cases and dealing with the EU’s partner regions in general.




1. Migration/mobility management under the EU's institutional framework:

· GAMM's institutional makeup and its transformation

· Mobility partnerships, visa facilitation, and readmission agreements

· Visa liberalization agreements

· Inter-governmental dialogues

· Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility with African countries and India

· Structured Dialogue on Migration with Latin America and the Caribbean (EU-LAC)

· Assessing the success of the migration-related projects under the GAMM framework



2. Strategic cooperation and maximizing the development impact of migration and mobility:

· EU’s Education programs for partner countries and their impact

· Security under GAMM

· The intergovernmental processes with businesses

· Fostering foreign direct investment and trade links

· Development benefits of migration in the EU and her partner countries

· Brain drain and its impact on the EU/partner countries

· Labor migration in and outside of the EU



3. Norm diffusion and democratization impact of GAMM:

· EU's norm diffusion and promotion in partner countries through migration

· Transnational activism

· Cases of regional NGOs (i.e., ILGA Europe)

· European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy

· Best practices and cases to learn from (also failed cases) of EU/member states funding

· Influence of countries' EU Delegations

· Cases of different treatment of countries with the same status

· Generation of 'Erasmus' babies: family/marriage migration and norm transfer




Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals (500 words, include a note on methods and sources) and a short biographical note (150 words max) to Maryna Shevtsova, Center for European Studies, University of Florida(m.shevtsova@ufl.edu ) and Nikoloz Tokhvadze, Freie University Berlin (nickniko@zedat.fu-berlin.de )




Deadline: September 16.


Feel free to contact the editors for informal inquiries.



Dr. Nikoloz Tokhvadze