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Forced Migrants Navigating Everyday Life in the Context of Family Separation

Forced Migrants

Speaker Johanna Hiitola, DSocSci, Senior Researcher at the Migration Institute of Finland

This presentation aims to examine the impact of tightened family reunification policies on the experiences and organization of everyday security among vulnerable migrants.

The data in this study is collected in Finland, but this presentation will show similar trends across Europe. The arrival of displaced persons from the Middle East and Africa has been securitized in public debates as a threat to the economic, cultural, religious, and social order of Europe. Securitization refers to the ways in which political actors appeal to national security in order to justify measures that would not be acceptable in “normal” circumstances. , 

After Hiitolas presentation a roundtable will  follow with the following speakers:

Torun Elsrud, Associate professor, Department of social work, Linnaeus University
Åsa Forkby Söderqvist, Assistant professor, Department of social work, Linnaeus University.

The workshop ends with joint discussions and coffe or tea.

Please let us know if you want to participate and have coffee or tea no later than October 21. Send your message to

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