Czech elections: an “all to starboard” cry

As foreseen by the opinion polls, Andrej Babiš finished ahead of his competitors in the legislative elections held last Friday and Saturday (29.6% of the votes cast). He ended up with thrice as much votes than his opponents, also EU-sceptics, from the Civic Democrats party (ODS;...

Legislative elections in Austria

 By Marta Regalia 23/10/2017 Legislative elections were held in Austria on 15 October 2017. The 183 members of the National Council are elected by an open list proportional representation system in nine multi-member constituencies (from 7 to 36 seats) based on the states and 39...

Project “Mutual Accommodation in Participative One-stop-shops (MAPO)”

  The project aims to carry out the exchange of integration policies and practices with regard to the services offered to third-country nationals by the one-stop-shops. It intends to experience active participation activities and empowerment of migrant communities and the...

Czech Elections: Will there be a Czechxit?

By Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem   10 Oct. 2017 “Don’t sell the skin till you have caught the bear” Laurentius Astemius After fears of EU disintegration cast their shades on Europe, the 2017 French and German elections have put Euro-skepticism to rest. For a little while only...

German elections: comment on the outcome

by Marta Regalia The meaning of the September 24th general elections in Germany is not straightforward. On the one hand, the Prime Minister Angela Merkel won the election but lost 65 seats (about 20% of her 2013 seats). Also the SPD lost 20% of its 2013 seats (40 seats out of...

German elections: summary of the manifestos

by Marta Regalia General elections will be held in Germany on Sunday, 24 September 2017 to elect all the members of the Bundestag, the lower house. The House of Representatives is composed of 598 seats (but the number is not fixed) elected by personalized proportional...

A fourth term for Ms. Merkel?

Two weeks away from the election, there is little doubt on the fact that Angela Merkel will go for a fourth term as Chancellor. Despite the salience of immigration for public opinion and the relatively open position of the Chancellor, there should not be any surprise as to the...

Marta Lovison

After having studied Sociology at the University of Milan Bicocca and Identity and social change at the University of Urbino, she gained a Master’s degree in Training and organization. In 2005 she started working at Province of Milan where she collaborated as a researcher whit...

Fabio Introini

Fabio Introini is researcher in Sociology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, where he works with the Department of Sociology and the Faculty of Political and Social Science. He teaches Sociology of Change and Sociology of Inter-ethnic relationships. He is...

29.8-1.9.2017: Workshop “Forced Migrations, Health, Policy. Challenges for Europe”

WORKSHOP Forced Migrations, Health, Policy. Challenges for Europe European Sociological Association conference Athens, 29 August – 1 September 2017 Chair: Lia Lombardi, Fondazione ISMU Abstract http://www.europeansociology.org/conferences/un-making-europe

Annavittoria Sarli

She gained a PHD in Human Sciences in 2011, from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, with a thesis titled “Il disagio della cura. I vissuti professionali delle assistenti familiari migranti occupate in Italia” (“The malaise of caring. The professional experiences of...
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