'Unwanted Citizens of EU Member States' conference in Liverpool
A PhD candidate from the Van Vollenhoven Institute, Maryla Klajn, was recently invited as one of the speakers to the 'Unwanted Citizens of EU Member States’ conference, which took place in Liverpool on August 27th, 2019.
An exceptional event brought together scholars from legal and social sciences, as well practitioners and activists involved in migration, border crossing, detention and deportation issues.
The seminar mostly focused on various aspects of expansion in deportation numbers of EU nationals within Schengen, over-representation of certain groups of EU nationals in prisons, as well as status precariousness of permanent residents in Great Britain in the context of Brexit. The speakers presented various national and theoretical perspectives, providing examples and analyses from Spain, Romania, Poland, and UK, while also looking into their interconnectivities and similarities from a more international and global angle, all pointing to the urgency of researching the topic of intra-Schengen mobility.
Maryla Klajn presented her upcoming article, Forced Returns of Polish nationals: the ethnography of the Polish-German border transfers, using data collected during fieldwork for the project 'Agents of Change? (Hi)stories, perspectives, and every day practices of the intra-Schengen border officials', part of the NWO sponsored VIDI research project 'Getting to the Core of Crimmigration', led by prof. M.A.H. Van der Woude.