International Conference on Emigration at a Time of Austerity

17 Sep 2013
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In recent years, Ireland has experienced a marked increase in emigration. The University College Cork project ‘Current Irish Emigration and Return’ (referred to as ‘Emigre’) aimed to discover why people are emigrating from Ireland today and discover what impact recent emigration is having on the Irish abroad and on the families and communities they have left behind them.  The project was carried out at the Department of Geography and in the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) at University College Cork and is funded by the Irish Research Council. Some of the project results will be launched at an international conference on Emigration at a Time of Austerity to be held in UCC on 27th September.


Emigration at a time of Austerity:

Ireland and peripheral Europe under the spotlight


Venue: CACSSS Seminar Room, Ground Floor, O’Rahilly Building, UCC


Friday, 27th September 2013




Morning Session (10.30-12.45)


Session Title: ‘Ireland’s Migration Experience since 1945’


Keynote: Prof. Mary Hickman (St Mary’s University College, London)


Paper 1: Emigration from 1950s Ireland (Prof. Mary Daly, UCD)

Paper 2: The Return of Emigration to Ireland in the 1980s (Prof. Bronwen Walter, Anglia Ruskin University)

Paper 3: Emigration from Northern Ireland (Dr. Johanne DevlinTrew, University of Ulster)


Lunch: 12.45-14.00


Afternoon Session (14.00-16.15)


Session Title: ‘Current European Emigration Compared’


Discussant: Dr Agnieszka Weinar (European University Institute, Florence)


Paper 1: ‘The Italian Case’, Dr. Guido Tintori (Leiden University)

Paper 2: ‘The Greek Case’,  Professor Lois Labrianidis (University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki)

Paper 3: ‘Perspectives on Current Migratory Flows and Policies in Portugal’ Dr Joana Azevedo (CIES, Lisbon)

Paper 4: ‘The Spanish Case’, Dr Gemma Larramona (University of Zaragoza)

Coffee Break: 16.15-16.30


Launch of EMIGRE Report (16.30-17.30)

Presentations by Irial Glynn, Piaras Mac Einri, Tomas Kelly


Followed by Wine reception


Places are limited. To register for this event contact Emigre Project PI, Dr. Piaras Mac Einri


For further information go to

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

Top Floor, Carrigbawn/Safari Building, Donovan Road, Cork, T12 YE30