Special Issue "Selected Papers from the Conference “Europe and Its Immigrants in the 21th Century""

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "International Migration".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2017).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marin Sopta
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Guest Editor
Centre for Croatian Diaspora Studies, Trsje 21E, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: migration; security; diaspora

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Immigration in the 21st century is one of the biggest challenges for European countries, as well as the world. Immigration requires strategic planning to adequately deal with the issues it presents to each country, for example, policy making, social pressures, work opportunities, health and education system pressures. We hope that the Zagreb conference will provide participants with the opportunity to express their ideas and possible solutions for solving the recent immigration issues being faced by Europe as well the world. In this regard, we are providing a list of possible themes for presentations. This list is not exhaustive and presenters are welcome to present topics of their choice related to the conference theme.

Suggested themes:

  • Managing international migration better: Principles and perspectives for gaining more from migration
  • The challenge of integration in Europe
  • Future demographic change in Europe: Contribution of migration
  • The new role of immigrants in the economies of Southeastern Europe
  • Building successful urban policy in the new era of migration
  • Selecting economic migrants
  • Integration processes of migrants: Research findings and policy lessons
  • Migrants and the European labour market
  • Migrants and immigration policy in Europe

Dr. Marin Sopta
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Migration
  • Europe
  • Integration
  • Policy development

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The Impact of Syrian Refugees on the Turkish Economy: Regional Labour Market Effects
Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(4), 129; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6040129 - 28 Oct 2017
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The Syrian civil war resulted in mass migration out of Syria into the neighboring countries. Turkey has received the greatest number of refugees from Syria. The Syrian refugees mostly initially settled in refugee camps in Southeastern Turkey. As the Syrian conflict intensified and [...] Read more.
The Syrian civil war resulted in mass migration out of Syria into the neighboring countries. Turkey has received the greatest number of refugees from Syria. The Syrian refugees mostly initially settled in refugee camps in Southeastern Turkey. As the Syrian conflict intensified and lengthened, the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey increased and the Syrian population started to reside in the neighboring provinces and started to have important effects on the local economy. In 2016, Syrian refugees were allowed to receive work permits and they became more dispersed geographically. This paper investigates the impact of Syrian refugees on regional labour markets. Panel data for the years 2004 through 2016 is utilized for 26 regions in Turkey. Syrian refugees are found to increase unemployment and decrease informal and formal employment. Full article
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The Role of the Host Local Population in the Process of Migrants’ Adaptation
Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(3), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci6030092 - 11 Aug 2017
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Social and psychological adaptation in a new country can be more or less successful depending on a number of factors. Research into behavioral patterns of migrants residing in Russia has revealed differences in their acculturation strategies and other expressions of migrant ethnic identity. [...] Read more.
Social and psychological adaptation in a new country can be more or less successful depending on a number of factors. Research into behavioral patterns of migrants residing in Russia has revealed differences in their acculturation strategies and other expressions of migrant ethnic identity. These is a noticeable dependence on types of migrant settlement which can be compact or widespread. Local host population also demonstrates an unequal attitude toward compactly and diffusely settled migrants. This paper describes an attempt to find and analyze correlations between the length of residing in a new ethno-cultural environment, involvement in regional ethnic communities, contact with the host population, and ethnic identity. Differences in adaptation strategies develop three main ethnic identity models. Each model reflects general indicators of migrant adjustability to a new environment and new life. Full article
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