The coordinator prepared draft questionnaires for the field research on the mixed and transnational families. The drafts were discussed by the participants on the meeting and later revised. The partners discussed the fieldwork and agreed to conduct at least 10 interviews for each group of families (mixed and transnational). In mixed families both spouses are to be interviewed. In the case of transnational families, interviews will be done with the spouse (woman or man) residing in the country where the research is taking place.
The participating teams also discussed the specific features of their cases. The Turkish team will focus on the mixed families consisting of a Turkish male partner and a female partner from one of the Soviet Union successor states (most likely Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Azerbaijan). As for transnational families, they will concentrate on cases of families, where the male partner departed to work in Germany or France, and cases of women from the former Soviet Union, who came to Turkey leaving their families behind in their home countries. more.. »
The thematic workshop on National Identity and the Media (WP4) took place in Galati (Romania) on May 14-16, 2009. It was organised by the WP4 coordinating team from “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati and it was attended by representatives of all three partner teams involved in WP4, namely: on behalf of the Romanian WP coordinator UDJG – Gabriela Iuliana Colipca, Ioana Ivan-Mohor, Michaela Praisler, Mariana Neagu, Gabriela Dima and Antoanela Marta Dumitrascu; on behalf of the Greek team from Panteion University UPSPS – Maria Paradeisi and Ioanna Vovou; and on behalf of the FYROM team EU-BAL – Jana Lozanoska. more.. »
On 29 May 2009 the Italian team organized a workshop to discuss the progress made in the research and submit the first results of the fieldwork done in each of the districts selected in Barcelona, Athens and Bologna. more.. »
On 7 April 2009 the coordinator of WP6 organized an intermediate meeting at the university of Bologna. During this meeting each partner presented the country case study through a power point and discussed methodological issues and future lines of investigation. more.. »
The second GeMIC Steering Committee Meeting took place in the island of Aegina between the 1st and 3d of October 2008. It was organised by the project coordinator (Panteion University) and was attended by the scientific coordinators and principal researchers of the partner countries as well as by the EC project officer. The purpose of the meeting was the finalisation of the reports on the Context Analysis and Methodology Review and the Policy Analysis work packages and the discussion of the researh methodologies and case-studies for the thematic work of the project. more.. »
In the kick-off meeting of the Ge.M.IC project which was held in Athens, on 28-29 February 2008, the research team met for the first time in flesh and blood. This was an opportunity for exploring, discussing, disagreeing on the possible research paths that the project might follow in the next three years. What follows is a brief, incomplete description of what took place, the issues raised and the presentations made. more.. »