The opening ceremony of project MOVES, European Joint Doctorate supported the scheme Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Skłodowska Actions, will take place at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, on Monday 2 September at 17:00 in Room 104. Opening addresses will be delivered by doc. Michal Pullmann, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Professor Markéta Křížová, Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Arts, Professor Martin Procházka, project coordinator, and representatives of Freie Universität Berlin, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, University of Kent, and Universidade do Porto.
During September, the MOVES Induction Month will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts, bringing together for the first time the international team of fifteen early-stage researchers, the project consortium, and various renowned guest speakers, including Professor Matt Guterl (Brown University), Dr William O’Reilly (University of Cambridge), and Professor Peter Burschel (University of Göttingen).
MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges – is a European Joint Doctorate (EJD) funded by the European Union. This doctoral programme is defined by a unique collaboration between university researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences and partners across sectors (NGOs, charities working with migrants and cultural and creative industries) in five EU countries. It identifies the contemporary issue of migration as a problem to be treated within the wide context of modernity, acknowledging the way it has shaped European identity, first in the outward thrust of European nations in colonial movements, then through emigration from many European countries, and recently through immigration as the predominant form of mobility in Europe. It is the first Horizon 2020 project coordinated by Charles University.