Talk: “People on the Move To/Across Europe”
University of Catania
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12.30 – 13.30 p.m.
FEASS Building, T-271
Migration in the Mediterranean is a complex phenomenon which has local and global causes which cannot be easily addressed on individual basis. People on the move to and across Europe can have different reasons to escape. Without addressing the real causes of migration, entry routes to Europe change over time but flows do not stop. EU proved to be ineffective in the management of the migration crisis and demonstrated a domestic EU institutional crisis. This seminar investigates the interaction between migration crisis in the Mediterranean and the so-called EU crisis.
Professor Panebianco received her PhD in International Relations, and is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Catania. Prof. Panebianco teaches Mediterranean Politics, Institutions of Global Trade, Migration in the Mediterranean. She is the holder of the Jean Monnet Chair EUMedEA (EU Mediterranean Border Crises and European External Action). Her main research interests are: Mediterranean migration crisis, EU foreign policies, EU relations with the Middle East and North Africa. Among the most recent publications she authored: L’Unione Europea ‘potenza divisa’ nel Mediterraneo (EGEA, Milano, 2012), Intercultural Dialogue across the Mediterranean Troubled Waters: Challenges to the Anna Lindh Foundation, in Richard Gillespie and Frederic Volpi (editors), Handbook of Mediterranean Politics London/New York, Routledge (2018, pp. 394-407), co-authored with Iole Fontana: When Responsibility to Protect ‘hits home’: The EU and the Syrian crisis, in ‘Third World Quarterly’ (2018, 39: 1, pp. 1-17), edited: Sulle onde del Mediterraneo: cambiamenti globali e risposte alla crisi migratoria (EGEA, 2016), and co-edited with Rosa Rossi Winds of Democratic Change in the Mediterranean? Actors, Processes and Outcomes (Rubbettino, Soveria-Mannelli, 2012). Her academic research relies mainly upon qualitative analysis, based upon document analysis and interviews.