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RUNOMI Events 2019

On this page you will find RUNOMI's events in 2019.

Research seminar: Intercultural communication

12 December 2019

Much is gained or lost when it comes to intercultural communication in migrant inclusion efforts. To be able to better navigate their lives in host societies, migrants strive to master the local language and cultural literacies. At the same time, professionals setting up support infrastructures for migrants are investing in culturally sensitive work approaches and call in support of interpreters and by intercultural mediators. This seminar aimed to disclose these issues and open up the debate on how to improve intercultural communication. In this seminar, the role of intercultural communication in migrant inclusion efforts was discussed on the basis of four interdisciplinary research initiatives...

Lecture by Dr. Eva Schmidt: Media discourses on integration

23 September 2019

Dr. Eva Schmidt is a researcher at Macquarie University in Sydney. For RUNOMI, she gave a lunchtime lecture about discourses on integration in media and its influences on individual positioning. She presented a case study of various categories and attributes ascribed to a German football player in six different newspapers over the course of ten years. Through this case study, she aimed to show relationships between changes in politics and attitudes towards immigrants and linguistic representations of such changes...

Annual Conference 2019: Refugees welcome?

11 July 2019

RUNOMI organised its first annual conference titled “Refugees Welcome? The future of recent refugees in the Netherlands”. This well-received event welcomed over 100 attendees to Radboud University, including academics, students, government employees and representatives from NGOs and the migrant community...

Policy seminar: The New Civic Integration Law

16 May 2019

As per 1 January 2021, new legislation will be passed in the Netherlands on civic integration of newcomers. This will put municipalities in charge of guiding immigrants towards societal participation, preferably through paid work. Municipalities are currently preparing for the changes, but there are still many uncertainties to overcome. This seminar focused on the perspective of the Gelderland region. Speakers were invited from the municipalities of Arnhem, Nijmegen and Tiel. Their presentations about the current state of the art, possible bottlenecks and future goals were followed by a panel discussion with people connected to this topic. The audience actively participated in the discussion, showing that many questions are still unanswered. This seminar pointed out some important issues for future policy development...

Education seminar: Opportunities for collaboration

25 March 2019

The aim of the education seminar was to launch a university-wide forum for course coordinators and lecturers to discuss collaboration between courses related to migrant inclusion. How can course coordinators and lecturers benefit from relevant expertise available elsewhere on campus? How can this expertise be used to enrich or extend current course offerings and are there opportunities to reduce work load through more efficient bundling of courses?...

Research seminar: Ethics and inclusive research

14  January 2019

Access to research participants and the ethics involved in their participation have shown to form a serious threshold (‘frustration’ was mentioned several times) to overcome for inclusive research designs. In the first half of this seminar, four speakers shared their experiences and raised a few of the most pressing issues researchers are facing. In the second half, two ethics advisors gave a few opening statements followed by a plenary discussion. It was a very fruitful seminar in which experiences were shared and some preliminary solutions were suggested...