Seminar: Drivers of EU Family Reunification (DREUFARE)

The objective of the DREUFARE (Drivers of European Family Reunification) satellite seminar inquires into the dynamic of the family reunification process with a focus on the quantitative, economic and legal dimensions, but also on the cultural traditions which create the demand for family reunification.

Using the language of economics, thus looking at the supply side, the seminar intends to capture why different motivations of migration of family members prevail in different ethnic groups e.g. Filipino and Moroccans. A special focus on the Mediterranean countries will be provided by Prof.Roberta Aluffi, Professor of Islamic Law at the University of Turin, who will lecture on family law in the Mediterranean Countries.


An attempt to link the motivation with the national policies and legislations will close the supply side analyses with contribution of Professor Consito and Doctor Celoria and Prof.Venturini  on the drivers of the move.


On the demand side the focus will be on the different national policies of destination countries which condition the process and affect the final number of reunified members. Profs. Strozza  and Gabrielli present the dynamics of the flows and of the stocks and the integration of family members in Italy and in Europe. 

Prof.Ricucci will discuss the policies implemented in favour of this group of migrants and Prof.Riva the drawback of the legislation to support their complete integration.

The seminar enables the students to understand the need of an interdisciplinary knowledge of the migrants’ dynamic. It also aims at teaching students how to do research and how to develop specific research arguments. The seminar will contribute to building the abilities needed for the final dissertation.

Seminar - March 9, April 1, 2022 


You can find the recording of all the lessons of the seminar on the Youtube page of the Jean Monnet Chair in European migration studies at the following link:



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