The II International Conference on the Post-Soviet Diaspora begins December 15th. This event was organized by the research group MIGRARE of the Centre of Geographical Studies (IGOT-ULisboa) and coordinated by Professor Maria Lucinda Fonseca, in collaboration with the City Hall at Vila Franca de Xira.

The conference will take place at the Museum of Neo-Realism, until December 17, and is dedicated to the theme of Immigration from Eastern European Countries to Western Europe, specifically after the disintegration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

The inaugural session, under the motto “Eastern Immigrants in Portugal”, starts at 3 pm and is open to the public.

On December 16 and 17, the event will be undertaken in English and feature a set of panels made up of international experts and researchers, as well as a visit to the museum.

The keynote lectures on those days will be: Irina Molodikova, Sergey Ryazantsev and Sanya Tapacevic, who questions “The migrants from the Russian Federation in the EU countries and Russian policy toward compatriots: Do they need each other ?”, at 9:45 am on December 16; and Olga Gulina, who will speak on “Contemporary Diaspora transnationalism: broadening the understanding of migration from FSU-states in the EU”, at 9:30 am on on December 17.

Full program here.