Four members of the research project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts" will take part in the VIII Conference on international migrations in Spain, held at the University of Granada on 16-18 September. This meeting has taken place in various Spanish cities since 1997 and seeks to contribute to the consolidation of research groups with the capacity to bridge disciplinary divides. The presentations will address the human rights dimension of conflicts about the Islamic veil (Ángeles Solanes), the presence of stereotypes in the regulation of family migration (Encarnación La Spina), the mediation of conflicts arising from the creation of prayer rooms (Albert Mora) and the transnational dimension of anti-racist policies (Pier-Luc Dupont). For more information about the conference, click here.

On 15-16 October 2015, Paris Sorbonne University (France) will host the II International conference on cultural diversity and conflicts in the European Union, as part of the research project "Human rights, multicultural societies and conflicts". As in its first edition, held at Valencia University on 2-3 October 2014, the conference will provide an opportunity to analyse the current political, social and legal challenges posed by cultural diversity and the conflicts associated to it in the EU. In particular, presentations will address the public or private dimension of such conflicts, as well as the emergence of new collective identities and the discriminatory policies implemented by European states.

Angeles Solanes and Albert Mora will impart a course on "Participation, citizenship and rights in multicultural societies" as part of the Gandia Summer University, on 23-24 July 2015. This training will address the role of citizens' participation in promoting interculturalism, claiming rights and fighting discrimination. The course will cost 20€ for a total duration of 10 hours. For more information and inscriptions, click here.

Angeles Solanes, professor of Legal Philosophy at Valencia University, will take part in the presentation of the book entitled Human rights in Spain: A critical assessment (Los derechos humanos en España: un balance crítico, Tirant lo Blanch, 2015), in the Aula Magna of the Nau Building, on 9 June at 19.00h. This collective volume is the product of a collaboration between more than 20 Spanish experts in the human rights field, appointed on the scientific committee of the II National human rights action plan. The presentation will be moderated by Javier de Lucas, professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at Valencia University, and will also feature Fernando Rey (University of Valladolid, editor of the publication) and Joana Abrisketa (Deusto University). Free admission subject to availability.

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