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Call for International Book Chapters

Social integration for migrants is an important issue for many countries out there. The number of migrants is increasing every single year and we notice a big gap in societies. The main problem arises due to the fact that most migrants do not know how to integrate into society.

At the same time, a lot of societies do not know how to accept migrants, seeing as they are only focusing on the differences instead of the similarities as well as the opportunities that might emerge.

Actions are being taken by the EU of course, to promote social integration for migrants. Through the implementation of European Projects such as the SIRSE project, we notice that there is now a way for migrants to learn how they can integrate into society using social entrepreneurship.

During the project a book entitles “ Migration, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion” was developed.

Book Subject-Social Inclusion

In recent years, millions of people have been displaced due to the civil war in their countries. With the passage of time and continuation of internal turmoil in the conflict areas, asylum seekers and migrants no longer seem to be considering going back to their country. Therefore, the process of integration into the new host society is a priority for the asylum seekers and migrants.  The social inclusion of asylum seekers and migrants has become a significant matter for governments internationally.

Many research studies show that employment for young people facilitates their social inclusion. In such a way, immigrant youth will be allowed to become exemplary members of the host society and feel part of the wider community. Among various methods to facilitate social inclusion/cohesion, social entrepreneurship is probably one of the most effective ones. 

One of the important results of social entrepreneurship is that it contributes to the employment of young people with fewer opportunities. In many ways, social entrepreneurship enables asylum seekers and migrants to contribute to the society they are living in. It also prevents culture shock and instead supports cultural harmony in the society, understanding of mutual social responsibilities and the development of the local labor market and services. 

Lack of social inclusion programmes, on the other hand, fosters racist or xenophobic discourses in the host community and increases social exclusion of the asylum seekers and migrants with dire consequences for those persons and the society they are living in.

Therefore, in this book project, we aim to cover studies in the field of social inclusion through social entrepreneurship. The project will be implemented with co-operation from international project partners to transfer expertise and exchange good practices. This project is also appropriate to the aims and mission of the European Union and such increased co-operative actions between universities, civil society organizations and the private sector will be of benefit to disadvantaged young people. 

We call upon you to submit your own books that will have a positive outcome for societies. The topics of interest are:

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Societies
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Youth
  • Social Inclusion of Migrants
  • Youth and Migration
  • Pandemic, Migration and Social Cohesion
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Employment/ Labor
  • Legal Framework of International Migration
  • Rights of Refugees

Here are the most important dates that you will need to mark on your calendar:

  • Abstract Submission (Draft): August 15, 2020 Preliminary 
  • Acceptance/Rejection Notification: August 20, 2020 
  • Full Chapter Submission: September 15, 2020  (3000-6000 words, APA6)
  • Review Notification: September 25, 2020 
  • Revised Chapter / Camera Ready Submission: October 15, 2020
  • Publication of the Book: November 15, 2020

What is the submission process?

Please submit your draft abstract of 100-150 words and 3-5 keywords of your chapter at the link: https://forms.gle/Snp13CoBE4vDWiNY6

Upon acceptance of the proposal, further instructions for submission guidelines according to the Publishing House will be communicated.

The book will be published open access and in English by the University of Messina in Italy. There will be ISBN for the book and DOI will be provided for each article.

For more information and questions please contact: Elena Girasella at egirasella@unime.it

This book will be published as an intellectual output of the Erasmus+ Project on the topic of “Social Inclusion of Refugee Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship” with the Project number of 2019-1-TR01-KA205-073436.  “There are NO processing/publication charges.”


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