Articles by Irene Landini

December 12, 2023

How intercultural education responds to migrant diversity in South Tyrol

Irene Landini
South Tyrol, like other autonomous minority regions, is experiencing an increase in the number of migrant schoolchildren. Local authorities have adopted the Council of Europe’s intercultural education paradigm. Yet, as Irene Landini shows, its implementation varies significantly between different native groups and different Italian provinces
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March 7, 2022

A welcome for Ukrainian refugees, but not those from the Middle East

Irene Landini
Eastern European governments show a high degree of solidarity towards Ukrainian asylum seekers fleeing the conflict provoked by the Russian invasion. At the same time, these governments continue to resist asylum seekers from the Middle East. Irene Landini explains the geographical, cultural and political factors behind this contradiction.
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December 15, 2020

The Constitutional Court struck down the Austrian government’s discriminatory welfare policies against migrants and refugees. But that won't prevent social exclusion

Irene Landini
The Austrian government's openly discriminatory policies against migrants have been invalidated by the Constitutional Court and challenged by the European Commission. But, argues Irene Landini, that has not ended ‘welfare chauvinism’ and social exclusion, either in Austria or elsewhere in Europe
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Irene Landini
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp

Irene is a social researcher specialising in international migration and immigrant integration into host societies.

She is interested in investigating the main obstacles to and the strategies prompting integration in the domains of welfare and formal education.

In January 2024 she joined the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Antwerp, on a Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE) postdoctoral scholarship (a European-funded scholarship).

Irene is a member of the Network Migration and Global Mobility, and of the Edubron (Educational research with impact) research group at the University of Antwerp.

She is also a research fellow at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Essex.



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