Ruspini, Paolo Aggiorna dati
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Via Buffi 13, 6904 Lugano
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- Collaboratore scientifico - Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione
- Visiting professor, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Pisa, Italy
Paolo Ruspini (PhD, Milan) is Senior researcher at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano (USI) since February 2008 and visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS) in Pisa since October 2013.
He has also been Associate Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) of the University of Warwick for ten years until the CRER ceased to exist in September 2011. A political scientist, he has been researching issues of international and European migration and integration since 1997 with a comparative approach and by drawing on policy and qualitative analyses. The geographical focus of his research spans from Western to Central and South-Eastern Europe and cover also the post-Soviet migration space with emphasis on the dynamics and multimodal character of migration flows in a changing policy context. He has been working in many collaborative projects at national and European level and he is active in research networks regarding international migration and social cohesion like the IMISCOE as well as being advisor for national and international organizations (e.g. the Council of Europe, the European Commission, ICMPD).
In the year 2001, Ruspini received a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship for his project “Living on the Edge: Irregular Migrants in Europe” (2001-2002) and he also received a German Marshall Fund and other smaller grants for holding the position of principal investigator at CRER for the research project in collaboration with the Centre of Migration Research of Warsaw University, “In Search for a New Europe: Contrasting Migratory Experiences” (2001-2005). Paolo Ruspini was visiting scholar at the Mershon Center for Education, Ohio State University (1998) and worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (1995-1996). He combines research activities with routine lectures in a number of universities and international institutions. Besides a significant number of papers which he contributed to international conferences, he is also the author of various publications on migration.
Current and/or recent research projects are listed hereafter:
1. Migration and Transnationalism between Switzerland and Bulgaria: assessing social inequalities and regional disparities in the context of changing policies (from Jan. 2013) is a three-year joint research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation together with the Science Directorate of the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science in the framework of Swiss contribution to the EU enlargement. The project focuses on migration from Bulgaria to Switzerland since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 and became part of the bilateral agreements between Switzerland and the EU in 2009. It analyses in detail, how social inequalities and regional disparities in Bulgaria as well as in Switzerland have an effect on migration flows. The other project’s members are Michael Nollert and Marina Richter (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Vesselin Mintchev (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) and Docho Mihailov (Agency for Socioeconomic Analyses, Bulgaria).
2. ISTME - In search of transcultural memory in Europe (from Dec. 2012) is the four-year COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS 1203 lead by the Center for European Studies of Lund University which aims to go beyond the nationally oriented memory studies that tend to reify the bond between culture, nation and memory. Instead ISTME will investigate the transcultural dynamics of memory in Europe today. Drawing on recent theoretical insights that point to the importance of memory migration, mediation and new media ISTME seeks to develop new methods for studying and comparing effects of memory transmission over cultural borders. With the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), the ISTME Management Committee has been joined. Activity: contributions will be especially provided to the working group focusing on memory and migration (WG3).
3. ADAPT - Adapting European health systems to diversity (from Nov. 2012 -) is the four-year COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS 1103 lead by the University of Amsterdam, Centre for Social and Global Health which aims to promote the adoption and implementation of policies on migrant and ethnic minority health responding to the increased diversity of European societies. It builds on the achievements of COST Action IS0603 “Health and Social Care for Migrants and Ethnic Minorities” (HOME), which reviewed health inequalities among migrants and ethnic minorities as well as the measures designed to remedy them. ADAPT will take this work forward, identifying obstacles to translating this knowledge into action as well as ‘levers for change’. With the support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER), the ADAPT Management Committee has been joined. Activity: contributions will be especially provided to the Working Group (WG) 1 “Policies and practices concerning MEM health in Europe and analysis of their sources of variation” and also to the WG 3 “Health Services for Undocumented Migrants”.
4. I-VET – Fostering Intercultural Competences of VET teachers and trainers (from January 2012 to December 2013) is a two-year Lifelong Learning/ Leonardo da Vinci multilateral project “Transfer of Innovation” funded by the ch-Foundation for Federal Cooperation and led by the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training in close cooperation with the ECAP Foundation. I-VET examined a learning model developed by a consortium of six European higher education institutions within the framework of an Erasmus Intensive Programme. It is an innovation transfer project that seeks to support the initial and continuing training of VET professionals by improving their ability to manage intercultural dynamics and communication. Activity: a. expertise in international and European migration was brought in as core partner and in the scientific steering committee of the project; b. preparation of the migration module of the I-VET teacher training course; c. lectures and participation in summer schools, transnational and local meetings.