And the winners of this year’s call for papers are…

After a difficult interview session in Vienna with many outstanding candidates, the jury has selected 18 researchers from 8 countries who are going to be part of the 4th generation of fellows of the ERSTE Foundation Fellowship for Social Research 2014/2016 on the topic: Diasporas, nation states and mainstream societies in Central and Eastern Europe.
The fellowship includes financial support for up to one year for researching on the proposed paper; invitation to scientific conferences; affiliation with a network of researchers and practitioners interested in socio-economic and demographic change, employment and unemployment, aging, migration and intergenerational transfers; participation in several internal workshops: kick-off meeting, Summer School, closing event and selected public events; publication and promotion of results.

The selected fellows & topics are:
1. Florin Faje, Romania: “Asphalt Connections: Road Infrastructure Developments and Diasporas in and arount Romania”

2. Szabolcs Pogonyi, Hungary: “Engaging the Transnation. Bottom-up Perspectives on Hungarian Diaspora Politics”

3. Svetluša Surova, Serbia: “Slovak diaspora politics and Slovak diaspora in Serbia and Hungary: in between state and nation”

4. Daniela Ortner & Laura Hossu, Austria: “To invest or not? Cultural influences on entrepreneurial intentions of Hungarian, Polish and Romanian Diasporas from Austria”

5. Irina Culic, Romania: “From national minority to diaspora: Hungarians in Romania, 2000-2015”

6. Laszlo Kornel Janos & Marta Rado, Hungary: ” Bad neighbours?”

7. Jakub Grygar & Karel Cada, Czech Republic: “Vietnamese Diaspora in Prague: food, consumption, and socio-material proximity in the making of”

8. Annemarie Sorescu-Marinković, Serbia: “Contemporary Romanian labour migration to Serbia – towards a new paradigm of Diaspora”

9. Oana Negru-Subtirica, Romania: “Identity development and positive adaptation in diasporas”

10. Remus Gabriel Anghel, Romania: “Migration and Social inequality. Changing social relations and patterns of inequality in Romania’s Roma ghettoes”

11. Sorin Gog, Romania: “European Union and the ethno-political construction of Roma Diaspora: human rights, citizenship and social inclusion”

12. Nataliia Gladkova, Ukraine/Netherlands: “Mapping Political Mobilization of Ukrainian Diaspora Networks: A Case Study of the Czech Republic”

13. Gabriela Goudenhooft, Romania: “Going back home trough one’s language? Romanian diaspora mediatic discourse in DACH”

14. Boriša Mraović, Bosnia and Herzegovina: “The political economy of diaspora – the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina”

15. Melinda Szabó, Hungary: “The Effects of Trading Diasporas on Urban Transformation in CEE: a case study of Chinese entrepreneurs in Budapest”

16. Kateryna Ivaschenko-Stadnik, Ukraine: “Too close or too far: contemporary challenges and opportunities of the ‘Neighboring Diasporas'”

17. Natalia Cojocaru & Olga Cojocaru, Moldova: “From clandestine migrants to European citizens, from “unofficial” Diaspora to “official” Diaspora: the evolution of the legal status of the Moldovan labourers in Italy.

18. Timea Junghaus, Hungary: “The Epistemic Context of Roma Policy Making in Europe”

Congratulations! Looking forward to the work ahead of us!