Thematic Study on National Identity and the Media (WP4). Participants : “Dun a rea de Jos” University of Galati, Department of English. Romania Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Center for Gender Studies. Greece
“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Department of English. Romania
Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Center for Gender Studies. Greece
“Euro-Balkan” Institute, Research Center in Gender Studies. Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
These images may be positive or negative in their valorization, reflecting different attitudes such as xenophilia, tolerance and cosmopolitism, on the one hand, and xenophobia and ethnocentricism, on the other.
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In analysing these representations with an aim at underlining a certain relationship between the examining self and the examined other, it is important to:
growing shortages in sectors of the Romanian labour market
Countries of origin: mainly Turkey and China, but also Ukraine and Middle-East countries (Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, etc.)
But also investors and highly specialized workers from countries like France, Germany, Italy, the United States, etc.
Migrants from the neighbouring Republic of Moldova (building on historical ties)
The 1991 Romanian Citizenship Law, which practically defined the migration of Moldovan citizens as a form of repatriation
Total number of immigrants and immigrants from the Republic of Moldova, 1991-2005Romania as migration target
the largest groups of apprehended aliens: Turkey, China, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Syria, India, Nigeria, etc.