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Welcome to a migration seminar

Participatory research on transnational families and care: Insights and reflections
from ongoing research in Sweden, France, Spain and the UK


  • Rosa Mas Giralt, University of Leeds
  • Tony Capstick, University of Reading
  • Grady Walker, University of Reading
  • Laura Oso, Universidade da Coruña
  • Andrea Souto, Universidade da Coruña
  • Virginie Baby-Colin, Université Aix-Marseille
  • Polina Polash, Université Aix-Marseille
  • Brigitte Suter, Malmö University


Participatory research, engaged research or community-based research are some of the terms commonly used to describe the methodological approach to include the researched into the research process as co-creators of knowledge. Recently, the European Commission has recognized this type of methodology as a contributing feature of its ‘excellence’ criterion. The CAREWELL-Transnational Families in Europe Project (JPI-MYBL, 2021-24) is an ongoing interdisciplinary and comparative project on transnational families and care arrangements. It relies on a participatory methodology to which partner organisations and peer-research assistants (or community researchers) are central. Roughly half-way through the project, project researchers from Sweden, France, Spain and the UK come together to share their insights and reflect on challenges and advantages to a broader audience.


This is a hybrid seminar, you are welcome to connect via Zoom (meeting ID: 688 9035 6370) or join us at MIM seminar room, floor 9, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1. To attend on campus, please gather by the reception area at 14.05.

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