The actual international situation about the globalisation is favourating the complexity and impact of the human migration phenomena. So, supporting the investigation of this phenomenon and managing its diversity is crucial.
As a consequence, public Spanish administrations and some autonomous communities have always been sensitive and aware of this matter and have set it as one of their main concerns in their social policies.
That is why, creating the Centre for Migrations Studies and Intercultural Relations (in Spanish CEMyRI) was needed in order to give our community a basic resource that, with a bigger knowledge of the migration’s reality, could contribute to better the community harmony between several and different social groups.
The European, Spanish and Andalusian political institutions have programmes and plans that develop helpful tools to collect information about the migratory fluxes’ reality and that include design proposals of immigration policies.
Networks and research centres (often developed by universities or by university research groups that want to develop their studies, projects and publications) help to create a strong strategy to coordinate different investigation’s groups, train students and future professionals in a complex social reality that really needs this kind of professionals, and contribute to the plans and programmes of different administrations that lack of information, research and orientation in their policies.
In this context, CEMyRI is created in 2009 as a result of the agreement between the State Secretary of Immigration and Migration, of the former Ministry of Employment and Immigration, and the University of Almeria. CEMyRI has a number of researchers in different areas of Social Science (Anthropology, Sociology, Social Psychology, Geography and Demography, Economy, Law Science, Intercultural Education, Literature and Linguistics) and also in the academic training field (Master in Studies and Social Intervention in Immigration, Development and Vulnerable Groups; and Doctorate Programme in Migration Studies, Co-development and Social Intervention).
Dr. Pablo Pumares Fernández | Head of CEMyRI
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