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Pescara meeting - Dec 2005

International Geographical Union Commission on


International Congress


the Mediterranean Region

Auditorium “Leonardo Petruzzi” – “Genti d’Abruzzo” Museum, Pescara (Italy)

2nd and 3rd  December, 2005


Friday December 2, 9:009:30

OPENING, Prof. Armando Montanari, Chairman of Globility and Assessore Massimo Luciani, Comune di Pescara

Friday December 2, 9:3011:00

SESSION 1 – North South Human Mobility

Transnational experiences of Tongan migrants in New Zealand, 'ESAU Raelyn Lolohea, Dept of Geography, KyotoUniversityKyotoJapan.

Modern migrations and traditional diasporas in Russia. The case of the Armenian diaspora in Moscow, GALKINA Tamara, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

Productive reintegration of return emigrants and rural tourism: life and work experiences in Sardinia and Morocco, GENTILESCHI Maria Luisa and PISANO Daniela, University of CagliariItaly.

Globalisation and transnational teachers: South African teacher migration to the UK, MAHARAJ Brij, MANIK Sadhana and SOOKRAJH Reshma, University of KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa.

No more a country of emigrants: some initial perceptions of immigration in Italy, PÓVOA-NETO Helion, Interdisciplinary Group of Migration Studies – UERJ, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Friday December 2, 11:30-13:00

International retirement migration in Spain, RODRÍGUEZ Vicente, CASADO A., TALTAVULL P., CASADO J.M. and GIBLER K., Institute of Economics and Geography, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Madrid, Spain.

North South human mobility in the Spanish autonomous communities of Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia country: three immigration models in the Mediterranean world, SALVÀ-TOMÀS Pere A., University of Balearic Islands, Spain.

SESSION 2 – East West Human Mobility

Transnational societies of Polish migrants in Leipzig, GLORIUS Birgit and FRIEDRICH Klaus, Martin-Luther Universität Halle, Wittenberg, Germany.


Human mobility at the Eastern border of the EU at the beginning of the 3rd millennium, ILIEŞ Alexandru, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial planning, Oradea, Romania; WENDT Jan, University of Gdansk, Department of Regional Geography, Gdynia, Poland; DEHOORNE Olivier, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Department of Geography and Management., Martinique; TĂTAR Corina, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, Oradea, Romania.

Friday December 2, 14:30-16:00

Orphan pensioners and migrating grannies: the impact of mass migration on older people in rural Albania, KING Russell and VULLNETARI Julie, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of SussexUK.

Elderly international migration in Hungary, ILLÉS Sándor, HCSO, Demographic Research Institute, Budapest,Hungary.

Trends of international migration in Latvia, KRISJANE Zaiga and VILCINS Armands, University of LatviaLatvia.

Who wear the trousers? Hungarian females in the international shopping tourism, MICHALKÓ Gábor, Geographical Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.

Friday December 2, 16:30-18:00

SESSION 3 – Women and Mobility Flows

Domestic service market in Spain: a gender perspective of migration, DOMINGUEZ MUJICA Josefina and GUERRA TALAVERA Raquel, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Unemployment of the female workforces in Istria country and their working migrations to North Italy, JAKOVCIC Martina, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

SESSION 4 – Local Development and Human Mobility

Local development and migration: methodologies and scales of analysis, BRUSA Carlo, Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Vercelli and PAPOTTI Davide, Università di Parma, Italy.

Human mobility and the transport systems in a border region (Maramures-Romania): changes in the last 15 years (1990-2005), BOAR Nicolae, Babes-Bolay UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania.

Saturday, December 3, 9:00-10:30

The impact of remittances on household expenditures behaviour: the case of Albania, CASTALDO Adriana, REILLY Barry and LICHFIELD Julie, Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, and Department of Economics, University of Sussex, UK.

Mobility and space competition in Lesser Antilles, DEHOORNE Olivier, Geode Caraibe

University of Antilles and Guyana, Martinique and ILIES Alexandru, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning, Oradea, Romania.

Sheep grazing in the Maramureş Mountains and its role in the local development, HOTEA Mihai, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Approach on forecasting intraregional migration caused by economic transition in Maramures Land (Romania), ILIES Gabriela and ILIES Marin, Babes-Bolyai UniversityCluj NapocaRomania.

Saturday, December 3, 11:00-12:30

Interaction between internal migration and the fiscal capacity of local authorities in Israel: Tiebout` model revisited, PORTNOV Boris A., Faculty of Social Sciences, University of HaifaIsrael.

Religion, migrations et transnationalisme: le cas des moodu moodu du Sénégal, SARR Cheikh, Université Gaston Bereger de Saint-Luis, Sénégal.

The influence of tourism on migrations: example of the island of Krk, SPEVEC Dubravka, Faculty of Science,University of ZagrebCroatia.

Migration and changing urban geographies in the European South: evidence from the case of immigrants inThessaloniki, HATZIPROKOPIOU Panos, Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex UniversityUK.

Saturday, December 3, 14:00-15:30

The development of Split under the influence of in-migration, KLEMPIĆ Sanja, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, ZagrebCroatia.

Human mobility and economic deconcentration in the Chieti-Pescara Metropolitan Area,

         STANISCIA Barbara and MONTANARI Armando, Università G.d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

SESSION 5 – Human Mobility Management in Incoming Countries

Family reunification and immigrants' integration in their host societies: the Portuguese case, FONSECA Maria Lucinda, CEG, University of LisbonPortugal

Destination choice of foreigners in Japan based on the micro data sample of the 2000 census, ISHIKAWA Yoshitaka, Dept of Geohraphy, Kyoto UniversityJapan

Saturday, December 3, 16:00-17:30

Migrations and researchers: policies, laws and expected consequences, KOMATSU Goro, International Research School of Planetary Sciences, Università G. d'Annunzio, Pescara, Italy and STANISCIA Barbara, Università G.d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy.

Women and mobility flows in Pescara. How to reduce differences in opportunities? The Celine Programme, ROMANO Palmina and FURLOTTI Roberto, Cipa.At Regionale Abruzzo – Training Agency, Pescara, Italy.

The integration of new comers passes through the school?, TODISCO Enrico, Università “La Sapienza”, Roma,Italy.

The challenge of alterity: cartographing Latin-America immigrants integration strategies, WULFHORST Cristina, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil.

Saturday, December 3, 17:30-18:00


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