The results of the international scientific research project “The European Irregularized Migration Regime at the Periphery of the EU: from Ethnography to Keywords” (ERIM) will be presented at an event that will be held on Monday, September, 18, 2023 at 11 am in the SASA Building (Knez Mihailova 36) 1st floor, room 102. The project is financed by Croatian Science Foundation (IP 2019-04-6642).

The projects gathers researchers from Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, in order to collect and analyze material on irregularized migrations in the transnational context of the European Union and the Balkans. By using the term “irregularized migrations”, the researchers on the project emphasize that migrations are not inherently” illegal” or “irregular” , but they are  constructed as such  through various social process that surround them, such as secularization and criminalization of migration.

The focus of the presentation will be on the ERIM digital platform:

The e-ERIM platform includes a number of contributions that shed light on various aspects of migration processes, simultaneously presenting perspectives and experiences of actors (such as refugees, migrants, local people, local authorities, and civil sector) and pointing out their mutual relations, connections and discrepancies. This digital network of keywords about migrations can be seen as an experimental form of presentation of at first sight fragmented, but actually integrated materials, obtained by qualitative methods of ethnography, observation, participation, interviews and conversations, as well as analysis of written and other resources. 

The panelists who will discuss the e-ERIM platform, research results and their implications are:

Marijana Hameršak, PhD, the project coordinator, research advisor at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb 

Teodora Jovanović, PhD, project associate, research assistant, SASA Institute of Ethnography

Miloš Rašić, PhD, research associate, SASA Institute of Ethnography 

Olja Nikolic Kia, activist and member of the collective “Transbalkan Solidarity”

The discussion will be moderated by Marta Stojić Mitrović, PhD, project associate and senior research associate at the SASA Institute of Ethnography

We would like to invite you to join us, so that we can dive into this complex, ethnographically challenging topic together and open new perspectives in the digital practices of ethnography.