Mobility in the contemporary world. Social and spatial mobility in contemporary Central Europe

Venue: Poznań

Location: Poznań, Poland

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2010
Registration Date: May 15, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2010
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Mobility is one of the crucial phenomena in the contemporary world. It influences a number of social processes, at both micro- and macro-structural level. Social mobility offers a wide variety of opportunities to improve one’s position in social stratification system by changing individuals’ social status. At a more general level, Social mobility touches the issues of social capital, the changing patterns of family life, or it stimulates a new range of intercultural contacts, cultural globalization, policy matters and international relations.

In the area of Central Europe mobility, besides the ‘old questions’ about limits of mobility behind the iron curtain, the mass mobility in recent years raises new issues connected with the European integration, labor market management, illegal migration, circular and permanent migration patterns among new EU member, in search for new chances of development.

The conference is to meet, confront and discuss a variety of points of views to investigate the present face of migration issues in Central Europe.