“An Academy of excellence created to connect knowledge and competences of all those studying migration phenomena”
The Academy of Law and Migration (Accademia di Diritto e Migrazioni – ADiM) is a newly-established hub of academic networks, research groups, grassroots associations and individuals who are interested in promoting a scientific understanding of the phenomena linked to international migration and mobility. So far, about 230 scholars of all legal disciplines, as well as 20 departments and research institutes have joined this initiative promoted by the Department of of Linguistics, Literature, History, Philosophy and Law (DISTU) of Tuscia University within the framework of the Project of Excellence funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research (MIUR) for the five-year period 2018-2022..
WHAT WE DO
ADiM has been designed and envisaged to overcome the isolation of researchers and research groups having a common interest in the field of international migration and mobility. Its mission is to contribute to reduce the fragmentation of the scientific debate over migration, by fostering stable relationships among different branches of legal research, on the one hand, institutionalising the cooperation between legal studies and social studies on migration, on the other hand.
ADiM’s goals are:
- promoting a multi-disciplinary, multi-dimensional and multi-level approach to the multi-faceted phenomenon of international mobility, with a view to contribute to a virtuous process of knowledge-sharing and to a truly informed public debate;
- providing support to Institutional Partners and Individual Members with a view to enhance their potential to set up and run courses and trainings on immigration and asylum;
- creating a network of young researchers, by organising meetings on a regular basis, with a view to offering opportunities for discussion and focus on core issues relating to migration and mobility to doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows;
ADiM operates through the scientific and dissemination activities led by its research and operational groups. All working groups shall meet on a regular basis, each time at a different venue and with a standalone programme. Each group has its own coordinators, who have been nominated during the Kick-off Meeting of ADiM, held at Tuscia University in November 2018.
The four research groups of the Academy approach migration studies from different interdisciplinary perspectives. Each group is in charge of organising thematic seminars and scientific workshops at different universities and venues.
The four operational Groups of ADiM engage in the dissemination of the research outcomes, in the management of joint educational activities, in the promotion of doctoral and post-doctoral networks, and in the realisation of advanced learning experiences and applied research.