Call for Book Chapters


EU – Eastern Partnership / Russia

Migration and Mobility

Keywords: EU, Migration, GAMM, Eastern Partnership, Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Mobility Partnerships, Norm transfer, Trafficking, Remittances.

We are looking for several final chapters for the edited volume on the EU’s Migration and Mobility policies in her Eastern Neighbourhood (particularly in Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and Russia.


This Book, dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM), is to provide a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s approach to Migration and Mobility since 2005. It also aims to examine what role does migration and mobility between the EU and her selected partner countries play in transferring ideas and practices, knowledge and know-how; financial and business ties; and norms and policies.


The limited number of submissions will be selected based on the quality of a submitted short proposal (500 words), the credibility of the author, and the regional relevance. Submitted proposals are expected to deal with a plethora of GAMM related topics in one or several selected countries: Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan.


Deadline for submitting a short proposal: January 20th, 2020.



Tentative time-frame of the project:


• 15.01.2020: Deadline for submitting short proposals (500 words) and biography.

• 31.01.2020: Selecting the authors and sending guidelines

• Early Spring: Authors submit the first drafts of their chapters (8000-9000 words including references)

• 01.04.2020: Sending reviews

• 01.06.2020: Submitting the full version of the chapters

• 15.08.2020: Submitting the book to the publishing house




Details of the call:


2020 will mark 15 years since the EU launched the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) – an overarching framework of the EU's external migration and asylum policy. The framework defines how the EU conducts its policy dialogues and cooperation with the non-EU countries. The GAMM agenda comprises the objectives ranging from organizing legal migration - to preventing and combating irregular migration; preventing human trafficking; maximizing the development impact of migration; promoting international protection and more.


GAMM's cooperation frameworks - Mobility Partnership (MP) and Common Agendas for Migration and Mobility (CAMM) prompted further numerous cooperation dialogues and the visa liberalization processes around the globe and particularly in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood.


We invite chapters that deal with any of the following sub-topics along the theme (the list is not exhaustive) for the country cases in the Eastern Neighborhood / Russia.



1. Migration/mobility management under the EU's institutional framework:

· Mobility partnerships, visa facilitation, and readmission agreements

· Visa liberalization agreements

· Inter-governmental dialogues

· Assessing the success of the migration-related projects under the GAMM framework



2. Strategic cooperation and maximizing the development impact of migration and mobility:

· EU’s Education programs for partner countries and their impact

· Security under GAMM

· The intergovernmental processes with businesses

· Fostering foreign direct investment and trade links

· Development benefits of Migration in the EU and her partner countries

· Brain drain and its impact on the EU/partner countries

· Labor migration in and outside of the EU



3. Norm diffusion and democratization impact of GAMM:

· EU's norm diffusion and promotion in partner countries through migration

· Transnational activism

· Cases of regional NGOs operating within the GAMM's topical umbrella.

· European Instrument for Human Rights and Democracy

· Influence of countries' EU Delegations

· Cases of different treatment of countries with the same status

· Generation of 'Erasmus' babies: family/marriage migration and norm transfer




Please submit one-page abstracts/proposals (500 words, coherently structures and indicating the research question, theory, methods, and sources) and a short biographical note (150 words max) to Maryna Shevtsova, Postdoctoral Fellow at Lund University ( ) and Nikolos Tochwadse, Freie Universität Berlin ( )




Deadline: January 20th


Feel free to contact the editors for informal inquiries.