EuMIGS Student 1st Cohort: Linköping University- University of Osnabrück

Personal Statement

"EuMIGS really does embrace what migration research is: It opens a variety of learning approaches and pedagogical learning styles across the many focuses and lines of thought. Being able to embrace these approaches in Sweden and Germany really did open my eyes, inspired me and gave a home to a very deep and positive learning and development process.

This broad spectrum of what migration research came to life to me during an eye-opening EuMIGS field trip to Brussels, where European migration policies are literally only a few metro stops away from a participatory art project in Molenbeek on migrant identity in Belgium, clarifying that the neighborhood is much more than what internet search engines suggest. Together with my EuMIGS teachers and fellow students from all across Europe I finally got to draw the lines between these seemingly completely different spheres of work and research. Discovering this immensely interwoven spectrum of migration research and the encouragement to reflect on a broader European angle in Linköping and Osnabrück university has offered me a compass that’s helping me to navigate through the complex matters of our time.

In early 2021 the journey has taken me to the Ghanaian-German social startup company fairafric which produces chocolate from bean to bar in Ghana and thereby decolonizing the predominant trade structures between Africa and Europe. What decolonial theories have taught me at university, is now coming to life in a very fascinating way in my work life".


News & Blogs

  • EuMIGS Winter Workshop in Liège

    20 EuMIGS double degree students, 11 Master students from the EuMIGS partner Universities and 9 EuMIGS coordinators met in Liège for the network 2024 Winter workshop.

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  • All EuMIGS Lectures 2023 are now online!

    The EuMIGS Lecture Series - Autumn 2023 brought together eight researchers from eight EuMIGS partner universities working on the topics of citizenship and mobility and how these are intertwined.

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  • Transformation of mobility and citizenship

    Political participation of undocumented migrants in the city (of Liège) as means of informal cultural citizenship, by Elsa Mescoli; and Unpacking narratives and policies of belonging: stories and representation of migration by Tina Magazzini

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