The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence announces the publishing of

a special issue on migration and mobility of The Romanian Journal of European Studies,

edited since 2002 at the West University of Timişoara (UVT).





Paolo Ruspini (PhD, Milan) is Senior researcher at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano (USI) since February 2008 as well as Associate Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) of the University of Warwick since March 2001. A political scientist, he has been researching issues of international and European migration and integration since 1997. Dr Ruspini uses a comparative approach to migration with frequent policy and qualitative analyses. He is an active member of some of the most important European research networks regarding international migration and social cohesion as well as being advisor for national and international institutions. He combines research activities with routine lectures in a number of universities and international institutions. Besides a significant number of papers which he contributed to international conferences, he is also the author of various publications on migration.






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Considering the lack of a scientific journal devoted to migration and mobility, The Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence within the West University of Timisoara published a special issue on migration and mobility:




South-Eastern Europe and the European Migration System.

East-West Mobility in Flux



Guest Editor: Dr. Paolo Ruspini, University of Lugano





1. Foreword / Grigore Silaşi

2. Editorial / Paolo Ruspini

3. The Evolution of the European Migration System in light of the North-American Experience / Paolo Ruspini


Part I - Patterns of South-Eastern European Migration in Historical and Comparative Perspective


4. The New Migratory Routes of Europe? Polish and Romanian Emigrations in a Comparative Historical Perspective / Aurore Flipo

5. Italy – Albania. The Migrant as a Bridge Between Two Homelands: The Role of Remittances / Eralba Çela, Eros Moretti, Eniel Ninka

6. A Critical Discussion of the Motivations to Remit in Albania and Moldova / Jessica Hagen-Zanker, Melissa Siegel


Part II – Migration, Asylum and European Integration: Experiences of Central and South-Eastern European Countries


7. Migration Policy and Immigrants in the Czech Labour Market / Eva Janska

8. Hungary at Crossroads / Áron Kincses, Mary Redei

9. Building “Fortress Europe”: Europeanization of Asylum Policy in Turkey / Nurcan Özgur Baklacıoglu


Part III – New Approaches to the Enlarging European Migration Space


10. The EU Visa Liberalisation Process for Western Balkan Countries as a Reflection of the Politics of Modernity / Sanja Ivic

11. The Quest for Talent: EU Policies towards the “Brain-drain” Phenomenon / Eugeniu Burdelnii

12. Right to Refuse. Choices of Sovereign States in Transforming Migration Scenarios / Oudekki Loone


For previous issues on migration and mobility, click here


The electronic papers are largely distributed on open access web directories / libraries such MPRA, RePEc, SSRN or Archive of European Integration (AEI), for a wider dissemination of the scientific information. The authors are encouraged to freely post the papers on personal / professional / institutional webpage(s). Printed copies are sent to major university libraries and research centres in the region and from European Union, Japan and USA. For more information about printed copies, please contact the publishing house of The West University of Timişoara (UVT) and/or the Eugen Todoran Central University Library of UVT.


Contact person for distribution of the printed journal: Mr. Adrian Bodnaru, director - Editura Universităţii de Vest, Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara

4, Bvd. Vasile Pârvan, 300223 Timişoara, Timiş, România, Phone: +40-256-592.395, Phone/Fax +40-256-592.253.


Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara

Centrul European de Excelenţă « Jean Monnet »

The Romanian Journal of European Studies - Secretariatul Colegiului Editorial


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