Good Integration (GOODINT)

Goals and bottlenecks of successful integration and social cohesion


10-12.05.23, UiT, Tromsø.

Goodint Project Workshop on Exclusion, integration, and democracy. One day of the 3-day workshop will be dedicated to a symposium with invited speakers on Patti Tamara Lenard’s book Exclusion and Democracy.

See the Call for Papers here

                                                        Exclusion, integration, and democracy GOODINT Workshop Program

                                                                                           10th–12th May 2023

                                                                            UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

Day 1 – 10th May

11.00-11.15 Opening

11.15–12.00 Zoltán Miklósi (CEU): Social Status: An Authority-based Account

12.00–12.45 Kerstin Reibold (UiT): Trust relations as mechanisms of inclusion and integration

12.45–14.00 Lunch

14.00–14.45 Sara Toffanin (UiT): Early integration of asylum seekers in Norway: between high- and low-prospect refugees and the role of temporality

14.45–15.00 Break

15.00–15.45 Anna Milioni (KCL): Democratic inclusion, sedentariness, and mobile migration

15.45–16.30 Rufaida Al Hashmi (University of Oxford): National Security and Immigration Restrictions

17:00–18:00 Panel discussion with local stakeholders

· Nihal Afana, Medkvinner (Tromsø Red Cross)

· Johanna Laue (Associate professor at the Department of Community Medicine, former physician for refugees in Tromsø municipality)

· Abdalla Ali Mohammed (A leader of the Tromsø Integration Committee)

18:00–18:30 Reception

19:00 Conference dinner

Day 2 – 11th May

10.00-10.45 Rebecca Buxton (University of Bristol): Beyond Recognition: Toward a Queer Theory of Refuge

10.45-11.30 Zara Goldstone (UCL): Colonialism, Relational Inequality, and Migration Rights

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-12.30 Attila Mráz (Stockholm University): Non-participation and Political Equality: What should political egalitarians say about enfranchised immigrants who do not vote?

12.30-13.15 Jamie Draper (University of Oxford): Enclaves for the Excluded: Three Non-ideal Defences

13.15-14.00 Lunch

14.00–14.45 Yael Peled (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity): The Practical Ethics of Linguistic Integration: Three Challenges

14.45–15.30 Charles Olney (University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley): The Politics of Preservation: Openness to Inclusion Across Associational Frames

19.00 Conference dinner

Day 3 – 12th May – Book workshop – Patti T. Lenard: Exclusion and Democracy (OUP, 2023)

9.00–9.30 Comments by Annamari Vitikainen (UiT)

9.30–10.00 Comments by Nils Holtug (University of Copenhagen)

10.00–10.15 Break

10.15–10.45 Comments by Eszter Kollár (KU Leuven)

10.45–11.15 Comments by Andrew Mason (University of Warwick)

11.15–11.30 Break

11.30–12.00 Comments by Esma Baycan-Herzog (University of Geneva)

12.00–12.30 Comments by Andreas Følesdal (University of Oslo)

12.30–13.00 Comments by Sarah Fine (University of Cambridge)

13.00–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.00 Patti Lenard’s response and discussion


21-23.6.23, Memorial University Newfoundland

GOODINT international conference on Trust, Integration, and Social Cohesion.

Keynote speakers:

  • Keith Banting (Queen’s University)
  • Emanuela Ceva (University of Geneva)
  • Gina Gustavsson (Uppsala University)

See the call for Papers here

September 2023, Cambridge.

Goodint Project Workshop


Past Events

30th September 2022, Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination, Aarhus University

Good Integration Project Workshop. Twin workshop of Migration and Discrimination WS (see below). For more information click here or contact Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen.

28th-29th September 2022, Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination, Aarhus University

Migration and Discrimination: A Normative Exploration Workshop, co-organized by The Institute of Citizenship Studies, University of Geneva (NCCR-On the Move); Centre for the Experimental-Philosophical Study of Discrimination, Aarhus University and Pluralism, Democracy and Justice Research Group, Arctic University of Norway. Twin workshope of the Goodint Ws (see above). For more information click here or contact Esma Baycan Herzog.

17th-19th May 2022, CEU, Budapest

Workshop organized by WP3 on Social cohesion, including a book workshop on Nils Holtug's  “The Politics of Social Cohesion. Immigration, Community, and Justice” (OUP 2021), and a panel discussion with local immigrant and integration organisations. Contact Zoltan Miklosi or click here for more information.

14th-16th December 2021, UiT, Tromsø 

The official launch and workshop focusing on good integration and equality of opportunity (WP1), with confirmed keynote speaakers: Grete Brochmann (University of Oslo) and Anne Phillips (London School of Economics).

To learn more and/or register your attendance at the reception, please click here

For more information, contact Andreas Føllesdal or Annamari Vitikainen.

05.11.21, The Minority Status in the Nordic Region - workshop in Copenhagen

Professor Annamari Vitikainen together with assistant professor Marion Godman (Group Rights project, Aarhus) and GOODINT project is organizing a workshop on ‘The Minority Status in the Nordic Region’. It will take place on 5th November 2021 at the Royal Library (Den Sorte Diamant) in Copenhagen.

Confirmed speakers include: Renaud-Philippe Garne (Aarhus), Marion Godman (Aarhus), Nils Holtug (Copenhagen), Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus), Mathias Luoma (Queens), Kerstin Reibold (Potsdam), and Annamari Vitikainen (UiT).  

For more information contact prof. Annamari Vitikainen.