Conclusion of NoVaMigra project: Final Academic Conference and Final Report

With a series of events, the EU Horizon2020 project Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis (NoVaMigra) reaches its conclusion in May 2021. From 3-5 May 2021, the project discussed its results within the scope of an international conference and a policy roundtable.

Therese Herrmann (NoVaMigra) summarizes the events as follows:
“The international conference The Boundaries of Cosmopolitan Europe brought together leading philosophers and political theorists from across Europe — including Gurminder Bhambra (Sussex), Rainer Bauböck (Florence) and David Owen (Southampton) — to discuss NoVaMigra’s research results and the future of European cosmopolitanism. The Policy Roundtable On Norms and Values in Europe’s Migration and Refugee Policy – The Way Forward threw spotlights on the values of gender equality and solidarity and discussed challenges in their implementation in Europan migration and integration policy.”

The conference also presented and discussed results from NoVaMigra’s final report that was published on May 10th, 2021. The report lays out answers to the project’s central research questions: How do the EU’s core values relate to its migration policy? And how has its migration and refugee “crisis” impacted the EU’s cosmopolitan self-understanding? It clarifies the concept of the “EU’s core values” and discusses their interpretations by European courts, policy makers and civil society agents on the ground. It then goes on to construct scenarios for a cosmopolitan future for Europe.

The final report which includes an article by KWI Fellow Volker Heins can be found here.

NoVaMigra is a joint-initiative of the Universität Duisburg-Essen (UDE), the KWI as well as Universities and research institutes based in Athens, Budapest, Chicago, Milan, Paris, Poznan and Utrecht.

For more information on the project, visit the NoVaMigra website.