In the Caucasus We Count

WiP: From Discourse to Practice: The EU's Migration Management Strategy in Neighboring Third Countries, March 18 - Martine Brouillette


American Councils, CRRC Georgia and ARISC present the 8th talk in the Spring 2015 Works-in-Progress Series!

Martine Brouillette, University of Poitiers, France
'From Discourse to Practice: The EU's Migration Management Strategy in Neighboring Third Countries'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6:30pm
EPF/CRRC-Georgia, Kavsadze St. 3, Tbilisi

This talk will present the preliminary findings of field research undertaken in Georgia for doctoral research on the European Union’s migration policy. By considering two countries of the neighborhood benefiting from similar “cooperation packages” from the EU, Moldova and Georgia, the project will examine the convergences and differences in the trajectory of migration management policy, the Mobility Partnership. Political instruments of soft power, the Mobility Partnerships are representative of the network governance designed by the EU to streamline the management of migration in third countries in keeping with European best practices. This project aims to provide an insight into the actual significance of these policies in the field of migration management, their capacity to lead to a common understanding on migration-related issues, and also to an understanding of how they can be instrumentalized by the partner third countries in advancing their own objectives vis-à-vis the EU.

Martine Brouillette is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Poitiers, France. She is associated with the MIGRINTER Research Institute, specializing in the study of International Migrations and Inter-ethnic relations.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the Eurasian Partnership Foundation at Kavsadze St. 3. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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