Contemporary Migrations in Asia and Europe: Exploring Transnationalism, Multiple Linkages and Development
ASEF-EAAS Workshop 2005
Manila, The Philippines, 12-14 January 2005
Venue: Richmonde Hotel, Manila
- Marla Asis, Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC), Manila, The Philippines
- Ernst Spaan, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague, The Netherlands
- Ton van Naerssen, Department of Geography, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Current debates and growing empirical evidence on transnationalism suggest that migration could be a factor promoting development and social change in the countries of origin. Next to the the effects of migrant remittances and the brain drain, other forms of capital transfer and contributions made by the migrant diaspora have been recognized but still remain under researched. This international workshop aims to contribute to this debate by focusing on the multi-stranded linkages between the diaspora and the origin country, in a bid to foster involvement in local development processes.
Participants and paper titles
- Aris Ananta, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore: Migration and economic development at district level in Indonesia
- Evi Nurvidya Arifin, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore: Migration and economic development at district level in Indonesia.
- Dang Nguyen Anh, Department of Population Studies, Institute of Sociology, Hanoi: Overseas Vietnamese in Europe: Development Impact and Investment in the Home country.
- Fabio Baggio, Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila: Research and Policy Perspectives.
- Daniele Cologna, Synergia s.l., Milan: Differential Impact of Transnational Ties of Chinese Migrants from Zhejiang province in Italy on the Socio-Economic Development of their Districts of Origin.
- Corazon Dee, Economic Resource Center for Migrants and Overseas Employees (ERCMove), Rhoon, Netherlands: Organised migrant groups remittances as instruments for job creation and poverty reduction
- Felicitas Hillmann, FB. Department of Geography, Free University Berlin: Patterns and Trends of Asian migration to Germany
- Hye-Kyung Lee, Department of Sociology, Pai Chai University, Daejeon: The Korean Diaspora and it’s impact on Korea’s development
- Maggi Leung, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Keeping compatriots on the move: an inquiry into Chinese owned travel-related business in Europe
- Marisha Maas, Department of Geography, Radboud University Nijmegen: Filipino entrepreneurship in the Netherlands. A truly transnational case.
- Jeremiah Opiniano, Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI), Manila: Diaspora Philanthropy in the Philippines
- Ching Lin Pang, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Brussels: Chinese-Europe migration movements: motives, routes and remittances. With special reference to Belgium.
- Mike Parnwell, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds: The developmental implications of transnational migration in Southeast Asia
- Wilfried Pfeffer, Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Brussels: Chinese-Europe migration movements: motives, routes and remittances . With special reference to Belgium.
- Nicola Piper, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva and National University Singapore: Transnationalism of rights and social protection.
- Ellene Sana, Center for Migrant Advocacy, Quezon City: The NGO View on Overseas Filipinos and Domestic Policies.
- Ernst Spaan, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague, Europe-Asia Transnationalism in Comparative Perspective
- Mika Toyota, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore: Transnational linkages in the Thai-Myanmar Border Areas.
- Ton van Naerssen, Department of Geography, Radboud University Nijmegen Europe-Asia Transnationalism in Comparative Perspective
- Diana Wong, IKMAS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Emigration, the State and Attracting the Highly Skilled to Return?: The Malaysian Experience.
- Brenda Yeoh, Department of Geography and Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, National University of Singapore: Negotiations of National Identity: Singaporeans as Transnational Migrants in China.