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SOM - Support and Opposition to Migration
Project responsable Gianni D'Amato
   
Team member Didier Ruedin
Joanna Menet
   
Abstract Support and Opposition to Migration (SOM) is a collaborative project funded by the European Commission as part of the Seventh Framework Programme. The project looks at the politicization of migration in seven European countries. The aim of this comparative project is to determine why and when potential conflicts over migration become politicized, examining both anti-immigration and anti-racist movements. The project will increase knowledge about the political dynamics related to migration, and provide policy-relevant information. The project focuses on the role of four types of actors—the state, political parties, movements, and the media—in politicizing, or depoliticizing, the issue of immigration in seven receiving countries: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland.
   
Keywords immigration, Europe, politicization, FP7
   
Project homepage http://www.som-project.eu/
   
Type of project Fundamental research project
Research area immigration
Method of financing FP7
Status Completed
Start of project 1-10-2009
End of project 30-9-2012
Overall budget € 1 496 000
Additional info Grant Agreement Number: 225522; Coordination: University of Neuchâtel
Contact Didier Ruedin