Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues
Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania



The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues, Department of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea ( welcomes you to the international workshop: The fight against trafficking of human beings in the EU: promoting legal cooperation and victims’ protection, that will be held on May 23th -24th , 2013 in Oradea, Romania. The workshop  is part of the project with the same title, financed by the European Commission through  Prevention of and  the Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union –Directorate Generale Home Affairs.


The main topics of the workshop are:

  1. THB in today Romania
  2. THB in the EU and international context
  3. Institutions fighting against THB
  4. Victims’ protection: prevention, assistance and social reinsertion
For more information and the detailed call for applications click here
International Conference:
Extended Deadline: 30th of April 2012 
The Department of Political Science and Communication Studies of the University of Oradea, Romania, organizes, between 24-25 May 2012, the International Conference:
Political Theories ans Electoral Practices in a Changing World.
The main topics of the conference are:
I. The dynamics of party systems II. The determinants of vote and political partisanship
III. Political communication and electoral campaigns
IV. The electoral impact of public policies
Official language of the conference: English
Proposal submission: Proposals (including a paper title and a 250-300 words abstract of the proposed paper) and a short CV (1-2 pages) should be submitted by email as MS Word attachments to Assist. Prof. Marius Tatar or to Assist. Prof. Dan Apateanu, until 30th of April, 2012 (Extended Deadkine). A selection of the conference papers will be published in an edited volume, in six months after the conference.
Fees: There is no participation fee for the conference, but the travel and accommodation costs are to be covered by the participants. For accomodation inquiries please contact: Assist. Prof. Simona Fer (
Workshop: Immigration - Between European Standards and Local Realities
The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues within the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea in partnership with the Immigration Agency - Bihor County, organize the workshop on ”Immigration - Between European Standards and Local Realities”, held on February 10, 2011, 11.00 a.m. at the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, Str. Traian Blajovici nr. 2, Oradea, Romania.
The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues within the Faculty of Political Science and Communication, University of Oradea organized the International Conference “Post-Communism and the New European Identity”, held on November 5th -7th , 2009 in Oradea, Romania.

The main topics of the conference were:

  1. Identity and mobility in Europe
  2. The image of the New Europe in the mass-media
  3. Institutional changes and democratic reforms after the fall of communism
The papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference volume. Several selected papers could be published in the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (see ).

Rome, Italy,
April 27-29, 2016
Seminar Program (pdf)
Call for Papers
The Centro Altiero Spinelli - Jean Monnet center of excellence (CeAS), University of “Roma Tre” (Italy), and the Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues (RCIMI), University of Oradea (Romania), jointly organize the International Seminar on:

The Seminar will be held within the project “Pathways to Peace,” with the support, among others, of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research.

The arrival in Europe of a mass of people who flee their countries of origin (especially from Syria) due to war and other situations of danger for their lives and liberties, in addition to the flux of migrants compelled to leave their countries because of poverty, has become a major challenge for Europe, from the point of view of its capacity to share the burden of hospitality, but even more for the implications of public policy at both national and European Union level, connected with integration and security reasons. Indeed, social integration, intercultural dialogue, mutual respect, on one  hand, and, on the other, measures to prevent and combat illegal immigration fueled by criminal organizations, as well as to respond effectively to terrorism risks connected with conflicts on the south bank of the Mediterranean (Middle-East and African area), are all intertwined factors and aspects of a scenario in which is at stake the future of the European project of peace and prosperity.  

In view of the challenge thus posed by the flows of migrants and refugees, on which it also depends the challenge of peaceful coexistence and worldwide sustainable development, EU member states and institutions are called to act in a responsive way that also implies the responsibility to deepen and spread  knowledge about the issues involved, in order to have, on the side of the public at large, a better understanding of viable solutions, especially concerning policy choices, affecting the life of European citizens. 

To this regard, university cooperation, through the involvement of research and study centers, with the participation of experts, and civil society organizations, can bring about a significant contribution in terms of analysis, suggestions and proposals.

With this aim in mind, the Seminar is intended to gather scholars, young researchers, experts, as well as institutional and civil society representatives, in order to offer an opportunity to reflect and discuss on such matters, while urging the attention of competent authorities, in particular at European level.


Main objectives of the Seminar are:

- to analyze the migrants and refugees fluxes that produced a crisis in the EU politics and culture and to producestudy materials relevant for the topic; to advance proposals for managing it; and to promote intercultural dialogue on the basis of the shared values and common interests of the Countries involved (sending, transit and receiving).

Expected outcomes are:

- establishing “face to face dialogues” among institutional and political representatives as well as non-political and civil society actors, including scholars and experts, situated both in the sending, transit and receiving countries, in order to define a comprehensive view of the process, if not shared, at least, mutually knowledgeable and aware of the differences among the parts;  

- delivering proposals to European institutions, mainly to the European Commission  and to the European Parliament, on the basis of an analytical knowledge and a thorough understanding of the nature, dimension and far reaching implications of the phenomenon as well as its consequences on the future of all the region;

- mobilizing the Academia, NGOs, Media and the public opinion promoting an active, informed and responsible debate about national and EU policies on the field;

- defending value-based approaches as part of the process of managing the crisis, with regard not only to its emergency aspects, but also to its development prospects, by giving shape to an agreed Charter on Common Values and Principles, and making efforts for its implementation at local, national and European level. 

We invite abstracts on any of the following thematic areas:

- Migrants and refugees crisis, sending transit and receiving countries: experiences & views

- EU and national policies in managing migrants and refugees crisis

- Human rights and minority rights between cultural diversity, social integration and security issues


Selected contributions and the following seminar’s proceedings will be, after a peers review, published in a volume within the monographs series “Quaderni del Centro Altiero Spinelli” (

Further, and in the alternative, single contributions will be made available on line and/or published, after a peers review, in a special issues of the journal “La cittadinanza europea” edited by CeAS (, and in the“Journal for Identity and Migration Studies” of University of Oradea (, both indexed in international data bases. 

No more than one paper is allowed.

If interested, please send an email to:


Containing the following information, identified by the ASN Program Committee: 
1.  Contact information: name, email, postal address and academic affiliation of the applicant.
2. A 300- to 500-word abstract that includes the title of the paper and the name of the author (shorter or extensive abstracts will not be considered).
3. A 100-word biographical summary, in narrative form (a text with the length of one paragraph). Standard CVs will not be considered.
Deadline: by January, 15th, 2016 at the latest. 
Only selected and accepted papers will be considered for presentation during the Seminar. 
Only selected papers allow an invitation to assist to the Seminar. 
This website aims to offer the researchers of both phenomena - migration and identity - a meeting space for sharing ideas, concerns and experiences related to the movement of persons in and out of Central and Eastern Europe.

The creation of this website is part of the international research project Migration and Identity in a Changing Europe: Building Partnerships and Fostering Communication supported by the Open Society Foundation-Romania under the East-East: Partnership Beyond Borders program.

Project description: Migration and Identity in a Changing Europe: Building Partnerships and Fostering Communication
To build and foster partnerships between migration experts from CEE states by the bringing together of decision makers, international NGOs/think tanks, academicians to debate migration related issues and by creating and maintaining a specialized online-based community.
I. to facilitate interaction between experts in migration area by creating a common platform for sharing ideas, experiences and information on migration related issues;
II. to encourage cross-border cooperation between Central and East European international NGOs/think tanks, academicians, public opinion;
III. to make the state institutions aware on the problems of international migration;
IV. to contribute to the promotion of studies and research papers on migration that cover the region of CEE states;
V. to bridge the gap between EU member states, EU accessing states and future EU neighbors by finding solutions to migration problems.

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Design and maintenance: Marius Tatar
JIMS - Call for Papers
The editors of the Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) invite scholars, practitioners, policymakers, and students to submit articles, essays, book reviews  and recent conference reports for publication in the 2015 editions.
JIMS is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship. Our goal is to explore new directions and perspectives in understanding the complex phenomena of migration and identity.
Form more details about JIMS call for papers click here.

European Identity and Free Movement of Persons, (2005) edited by Lia Pop and Cristina Matiuta, Oradea: University of Oradea Publishing House, 375 p., ISBN 973-613-960-3.
Click here to open the table of contents of the study:   
European Identity Free Movement of Persons

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