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How Migration Challenges Notions of Society: Culture and Migration

26 April 2012

Culture and Migration Dublin, Ireland | Goethe-Institut



How Migration Challenges Notions of Society, Education and Culture is a part of the lecture series EUNIC/UNIQUE Thoughts: Public Discussions on European Issues. The lectures will take place in the Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on 9 February, 15 March and 26 April 2012 from 2 to 5 pm.

Ireland is one of just two EU countries that has a majority of migrants from the EU member states. The diversity and scale of EU migration is a recent phenomenon though there is a long tradition of migration to Ireland from some EU-15 states, especially the UK, Germany and France. Ireland has also become home to a range of people from outside the EU including Nigeria, China, India, Philippines and Brazil.

The lectures and panel discussions for each theme will assess how migrants are integrating in Irish society and in other European societies and will address the on-going impact of migration on these societies.


Theme 3: Culture and Migration
Migration is increasingly becoming a topic in cultural activities. Migrants and their lives are the subject of plays, films, fiction and poetry and migrants contribute in a variety of ways to the cultural life of the society they live in. The aim of this theme is to explore the contrasting ways in which migrants represent themselves and are represented by others in works of culture and what impact cultural work has on societies


Presented by EUNIC Ireland, the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the University College Dublin.
The following EUNIC Ireland members co-operate in this project: Alliance Francaise, Austrian Embassy, British Council, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes.

Admission free, please register: tel.: +353 1 6024403, email:



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