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Forms and conflicts of multiculturalism



This seminar sets out to analyse, from the viewpoint of the prevention and resolution of possible conflicts, various aspects of the relation between the flows and forms of immigration in the Western Mediterranean.The aim is to analyse, from a theoretical viewpoint and in terms of real experience, three different moments: arrival in the country/society of destination; possible expressions of conflict and forms of adaptation, and the results in the form of new social and cultural fabrics of the elements of mobility in question


This multidisciplinary approach seeks to cover the various facets of this phenomenon in, among others, social, cultural and political terms, with the idea of proposing elements for debate and lines of understanding and response to possible problem issues.

Tuesday, 9 May

12 midday Opening

Amadeu Recasens, commissioner, Centre d'Estudis de Seguretat, Barcelona.
Bernard Valero, French Consul General in Barcelona.

12.30 p.m. Spaces for co-existence

Joan Subirats, Professor of Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Jerôme Ferret, lecturer in Sociology, University of Toulouse.

4 p.m. Young people and institutions

Sílvia Carrasco, lecturer in Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Christian Mouhanna, Director of the Department of Research and Development, Institut National des Hautes Études de Sécurité, Paris.

5.30 p.m. Coffee break

6 p.m. A framework for co-existence

Josep Ramoneda, Director of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
Michel Wieviorka, Director of Sociology Studies, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

7.30 p.m. Dialogues

Marielle Lemarchand and Fatiha Nacer, actresses and dramatists
"Dialogues" brings together the interviews conducted with inhabitants of Roubaix in 2005, presenting them in the form of a dramatized reading, as a sounding board for the direct words of these French citizens of immigrant origin talking about their lives, hopes and bonds.

Wednesday, 10 May

10 a.m. From origin to destination: a complex process

Senén Florensa, Director, Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània.
Mohamed Chaib, member of the Catalan Parliament.

11.30 a.m. Coffee break

12 midday Local integration policies

Jaume Roure, deputy mayor, Perpignan City Council.
Morad Oubaya, councillor, Perpignan City Council.

4 p.m. Conflicts and their resolutions

Laurent Mucchielli, Director, C entre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales, Paris.
Marwan Mohammed, researcher, C entre de Recherches Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales, Paris.

5.30 p.m. Coffee break

6 p.m. Individuals and multiculturalism

Jordi Caïs Fontanella, lecturer in Sociology, University of Barcelona.
Hubert Péres, Director, Centre d'Études Politiques de l'Europe Latine, University of Montpellier.

7.30 p.m. Close

Montserrat Tura, Catalan minister for the Interior, Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Catalan Government).

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