Objectives – Urban Spaces and Movements

The aim of this work package is

* to undertake research on the intersection between gender, migration and intercultural interactions in urban spaces and/or social movements with particular emphasis on local communities, neighbourhoods and the production of transnational «homes».

* to study formal and informal practices of assimilation, integration, and/or marginalization as well as forms of resistance to established power relations in urban spaces and social movements, and assess their impact on gender relations.

* to develop an alternative framework for understanding local communities, neighborhoods and transnational “homes” as material spaces of intercultural interaction with particular emphasis on identifying resistances and examples of best practices.

* to explore policy and theoretical perspectives through which both conflict and dialogue between natives and migrant groups can be accommodated in a peaceful context and explore the possibilities of urban social movements contributing to intercultural cooperation.