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NUMBER 5 WO ae May 2011 Introduction The newsletter of the research consorlivm PROFACITY {ful fille: “Profane citizenship in Europe’) will be published every six months. It will be disinbuted electronically, on the website of PROFACITY (hitpJ/www profacily.ev) and be available by mail fo every individual and organization wanting fo receive it ~ just send an e-mail to Rober! Maier (tr maier@uu.n) The research consorlivm PROFACITY consists of academic partners from France Ths numbers (MODYS, Belgivm (CIC), Portugal (CIIE-FPCELP}, Slovenia (LU) and the Netherlands (ULL, which are allstedying “Profane citizenship in Europe": including a wide diversity 1 rodtetion of groups and different domains in their research. The newsletter hot the aim to 2 Web Docuerperences inform all perons and groups who might be inlerested in our work. The newsletter will have a number of regular items, such a3 presentations of resuik of the research 3 Penenol Colurm Group and of eaves of important discussions, presentations of the pariner involved mn the project and their contact, and announcement: of relevant events and 4 PROFACITY coloovium — MyieiecL 5 Projects The last six months the consortium has continved working on WP7 the comparative 5 Publications synthesis, WP6 the web documentary and the preparations forthe final colloquivm in September 2011. In this issve of the PROFACITY newsletter we present contrbutions 6 berate on experiences designing the web documentary and a pemonal column of Robert 6 Agenda Mater www profacity.eu Picture of the PROFACITY consortium during the 30-months meeting in Ghent m0 “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. The research leading to these refults har receivedt funding fram the European Correnunsty’s Seventh Framework Progrorene (FP7/2007-2011) under grant agreement n*225511 “The audience will be able to see a personal accountot a lfe path, a present and past situation we witess and are invited toretlectin orderto define how we wish our cultural and political landscape to be in the future.” “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. on fend NEWSLETTER Web Docu experiences By Hugo Morango The PROFACITY web documentary is one of the outputs from this scientific research project It picks up the knowledge and experences of the different fields and researchers and transforms it into a media arlfact, which intends to reach @ wider farget audience than the scientific deliverables. Creating this bridge definitely attracts me, as someone who, coming from a background in Anthropology, opted for a more creative approach fo social and cultural scientific subjects. Thi project is possible through the collaboration and negotiation between creativity ‘and science, so between the ditecton and the researcher: themselves, their knowledge, personality and expectations for their media content With them, | have been living some wonderful experiences while filming this documentary. traveling to France and see the peonal side of a Kebab chop while eating great fast food: visiting ‘a “sans papier’ immigrant in her home and witness fit hand her feelings and good humor; wandering around the highly surveilled area of the Gare de Lyon; reviewing the memories and kindness of a grassroots worker near Pars; in Poriugal filming at high speed with Zé Luis while finding possible ways of communication with him through gestures and visual expression; acknowledge the beauty of a poem in sign language; fr transform a dry methodology into video; and, of course, back here in lovely Utrecht, re-act a theatre play with Guner (which | had filmed two years ago]; film in Said's Printing studio and enjoy a bit of the country’s side curious sheep while Debby interviewed Jihad. And I'm not the only one firming, apart from me, until now four other directon/editors ‘are collaborating in this project Zé Luis in Porto, Marko and Maja with the Invida ‘company in ubljana and Ernst in Ghent In order fo show the different paths one walks in citizenship, if was suggested that the researchers would focus on an individval example for their 3 to 4 minutes video. In most episodes the audience willbe able to see a personal account of a life path, a present ‘and pas! sitvation we witness and are invited to reflect in order to define how we wish our culivral and political landscape fo be in the future. With the sane emotional and intellecival valve we will abo witness episodes that portray collective experiences defined whether by space, hstorical happenings or methodological developments. And now, ashort description of the arlfact The web documentary willstart with an introductory sequence that shows the feet of a person walking through the cily. On the pavement and through his/her hands, words in different languages and objects pass by that identify concepts connected with the project In the end of this sequence this persons meets several others and the pavement itself becomes the interface of the web documentary. The Lirecht team has the clear intention of developing this interface in an intuitive and organized style which allows @ ‘quick and structured access fo the media contents. Apart from the appealing visual design, created with a young audience in mind, two words define this interface: simplicity and pragmatism. You'll watch the short docs ‘grouped by the three PROFACITY themes, symbolized by objects. You can ako see the content by research grovp/country. A map will give you acces: to bref texival Information on the research groups, field photos, documents and audio clips. Links to the portfolio and training module will be available here, as the content of the web documentary will work as educational material for the activities of the training module. From the main window, buttons allow the web documentary fo be shared by Facebook and Twitter and a credit and help windows will be available. In September you'll have fo watch if! Until then have a great Summer! dee a CITY “Iwas to some extent already a litle expert to handle the situation of being an outsider” “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. Pray Des Personal Column By Robert Maier: personal lessons in citizenship In my life there are many experiences of being @ newcomer. | was a newcomer because of moving to a new region or country ot a newcomer fo @ new social field Therefore, | was quite sensitive conceming questions of belonging to a group, versus being considered or feeling myself to be an outsider In fact, lam a refugee, because my parents had fo leave their city of residence and werk when | was very young. | de not remember anything, but the consequences for my parent were rather drastic and dramatic, because they lost everything they had Up fo the age of seven, | lived with my parents and my sister in a small town some fifty lulometers from Vienna. And at the age of seven, my father had the possibilly to open. 4G hairdresser shop in KitzbUhel in Tyrol and my family moved there. | could not understand the dialect spoken by other children or grown-ups, and | felt profoundly uprooted. For at least one year! had a deep feeling of homesickness, and | remember that my parents allowed me in the summer lo go fora week back fo the lillle town we had left. At that fime, I started to read a lot, and | think | remember a wooden bench in the litle place where | read a book feeling very happy, but | could not find it back when | visited thi place many years later. After being mote than one year in the new place, | had the impression fo belong to i, However, soon affer because the important school orientation step in Austria takes place a the age of fen) a new type of uprooting happened: | went fo @ gymnasium some fifly kilometers from Kitzbuhel Already the first lesson was a profound experience: the class teacher asked all the pupik fo present themselves (name, where from, profession of the father, and when | fold that | am the son of a barber from Kitzbvhel | was told by the class teacher that my chances fo succeed in this gymnasium are really limited, and that it would be better to consider to go back to my place. Smilar experiences happened in other places where | went to school, such as Innsbruck and Sakburg, but | was to some extent already a little expert to handle the sitvation of being an outsider. Afier finishing secondary school | wanted fo go to the university, but there was no money. Therefore, | went fo Zurich, to work for a year in order fo save a sufficient amount in order to start my studies. Once more, | war uprooted, and | could not understand the language, the so-called Swiss German After a year, | had saved enough, and | started my univenity study in Geneva. That was more or less a challenge, but already consciously chosen as an adventure: a new place, a new language, and a new social field. Indeed, at my parents place, there Were no books, and quite often | was fold: “once more you have not done anything but reading the whole day” It look quite some lime for me not fo feel an outsider af the university, not only because of language difficulties, but mainly because of a great lack of ‘social and cultural’ copital, to use a term from Bourdiev. On many rather secondary, but important occasions, such as table manners, or social conversation, | felt completely awkward, not knowing how to behave After more than ten years, | wos offered a job in the Netherlands, and | had become a kind of expert of being a newcomer. | ceriainly did commit many mistakes (with language, or conceming normative cultural expectations) | did not feel anymore so ‘awkward. In shorl, | have become used fo have rights, and ako to feel to belong without being completely proficient with all the local habits. Or, in other words, my ‘apprenticeship of citizenship was well under way. Daa) How do the different interpretations of profane citizenship experienced in sitvations of fragile or relative balance, contibute to the conternporary dynarrics created by the interactions between society and citizenship? “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. NeWsLETTER alas CITY PROFACITY colloquium: Profane citizenship in Europe. Testing democratic ownership in hybrid situations. Dates and place: 19th ~ 21st September 2011 - Lyon (France] The symposivn will address new forms of citizenship that are experimented by people living in hybrid situations - ie. not shictly within the norm - and that modify the outlines of jundical citizenship. Those forms of citizenship imply practical activiies connected fo existing schemes or milieus, and what is at stake & the continuous invention of the democratic principle itself, ie. the "right to have righs” Such practices assert and express a “droit de cité” that snot immediately granted, and feature what s called profane citizenship. Such practices ako stand 15 a fool to analyse democratic ownership. The symposium will examine how the practices of actors who are in sitvations in which they have te do with their faults, handicaps, lack of resources on the one hand, and with the total or partial denial of their ciizenships on the other hand, ‘are taken (or nol) into account os altematives fo so-called expert citizenship. The symposium willy to determine where and when the notion of profane cizenship has impacted the recent transformations of democracy in various national frameworks, by concentrating not only on the juridical concepts of, cilzenchip but ako on its corresponding sociological configurations. To do so, the symposium will use the material and fist results from fieldwork into different sitvations, that have been submitted fo the groups of people concemed What kind of troubles in citizenship result from hybrid situations and experiences from those involved in such situations? What ate the difficulties they are facing? How do they interpret their rights? How do they fake part in the community? How do they assert their rights? How do they legitimate their acts? What is the knowledge they call upon to assert their rights and to take par! fo the community? How do those experiences coninbute to the evolution of societies? How are they kept (or nol) on the fringe of societies? What are the milievs, the operations, and who are the operators that translate the public concems and civie questioning ‘embedded in hybrid sitvations into citzenship? What kind of initiatives are undertaken by the actor involved in those sitvations? What the political and public extent of those initiatives? What relations do those experiences create with juridical citizenship, laws (national law and European law) and the practices of law? How are profane Interpretations of cilizenship elaborated by both those who enforce the law and ‘guarantee that rights are respected, and those who represent the different miieux fraducteur? How does this result in renewing the meaning of cilzenshio? How do the different interpretations of profane cilizenshio experienced in sitvations of fragile ot relative balance, contnbute to the contemporary dynamics created by the interactions between sociely and cilizenship? How does the notion of profane citizenship thed new light on the practices of citizenship, according to different poltical and democratic national frameworks? dee a CITY Young people, women, minorities and rrigrants wil be exarrined asfour specitic groups at risk of political disengagement. “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. Pray PAGES Interesting other research projects. PIDOP - Processes Infivencing Democratic Ownenhip and Participation (SSH7/C1/2009/225262) This project will examine the processes which infivence democratic ownership and arlicipation in eight European states. It will draw on the disciplines of Politics, Sociology, Psychology and Education fo examine macro-level contextval factor: (including histoncal, poliical electoral, economic and policy factors (including familial educational and media factor) and psychological factor [including motivational, cognitive, attitudinal and identity factor) which facilitate and/or inhibit civic and political engagement and participation The research will be ground-breaking in incorporating the psychology of the individval citzen within its scope, and it will be detinclive in addressing the psychological processes through which political, societal and social factors have their effects upon citizens’ civic and political engagement and paricipation. Young people, women, minoriies and migrants will be examined as four specific grovps at risk of poliical disengagement The research will focus on the differences, as well as the overlap, between civic and political engagement, and ‘on both direct and representative parlicipation An innovative mulirlevel process model of civic and political engagement and parlicipation will be constructed, which will explain how and why different forrns ‘and interpretations of democratic ownership and participation develop or are hampered amongst cilizens living in different European countries and contexts, with particular attention being paid fo the relevant phenomena at regional national and EU level Appropriate stakeholders at regional, national and EU levels will be involved in al slages of the work, fo ensure that the research addresses isves of direct concem fo these stakeholder, ond to ensure that the policy implications and recommendations which emerge form the research meet the needs of these stakeholders and ate disseminated appropriately to them Publications of the consortium Batiegay, Alain (2010) "Décrypterla complexité culturelle”in Ulf Hannerz, La complexité culiveelle, éditions @ la crosée. Coelho, Orauidea (2010) "Da légica da justficagae légica da descoberta, Ser surdo num mundo ouvinte um testemunho avtobiogréfice" Cademos de Educacao, 36, 197-221 Rottier, Frane (201) “Participating in the meaning of lfe: a contributor’s critique.” Foundations of Science. http //dx doi org/10.1007/s10699-010-9220-9 Rotiier, Franc. (2010) “The hatred of democracy revisited” In Bechier. N. & De Angels, G. eds. Problems of Democracy: Probing the boundaries. Inter Disciplinary Press, Tel Delage, Marie-Thérése (201) “Citoyens av cos par cas" in Migration et sociéiés, & paraire Tel Delage, Marie-Thérése (201) La vie contélée des sans papiers, & paraiire Tel Delage, Marie-Thérése (2011) La-bos c'est sans espoit, ici ga peut s‘anranger2, in Plein droit, rewe du GIST, octobre 2011 Dag) “SEVEITH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. NeWsLETTER alas CITY Interesting other literature... Ballet, Jéréme, Dubois, Jean-Luc & Mahieu, Frangois-Régis (2007). "Responsibility for each other's freedom: agency as the source of collective capabilly’, Joumal ‘of Hunan Development, 82, 185-201 Gadamer, Hans-Georg (2004). Truth and Method. London: Continuum. Kress, Gunther (2010). Mulfimodality: a social semiotic approach fo contemporary comrrunication, London & New York: Roviledge. van Leeuwen, Theo (2008). Infroducing Social Semiotics. London RoviledgeFalmer. Agenda May 13, 2011- Espanet Social Policy Research Day 2011. Utrecht Univeriy, the Netherlands ‘May 24, 2011- Public Session of the Group in charge of the 2012 Work Programme of the Bth Theme of the 7th Frarnework Program ~ Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH), Gabinete de Promogao do 7 Programe-Guadro de I&DT (GPPQ). Auditorium I, Facully of Psychology ond Educational Sciences of the Univenily of Porto, Porte, Portugal June 3-4, 2011- Intemational Conference “Challenging Cilizenshio": Centre of Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal hitp //www.ces.ve_pi/challengingcitizenship/ pages/en/home php ‘August 8-13, 2011-10" intemational conference on compuiing anticipatory systems. Cenire for hyperineursion and anticipation in ordered systems. University of Liege, Belgium ‘August 25-27, 2011-4" ECPR general conference. Univenily of Iceland www.ecpmetora September 8-10, 2011- 9% annual ESPAnet conference. Sustainabilly and transformation of European Social Policy. Polibienestar Research Insitvie and the Depariment of Social Work and Social Services, Univerity of Valencia www.espanet.org September 19-21, 201 1- Profacity Colloauy: Profane citzenship in Europe. Testing democratic ownentip in hybrid sitvations. Lyon, France. September 22-23, 201- Profacity Consorhvmn Meeting. Lyon, France October 18-21, 2011- Démocratie ¢t paricipation. EHESS Pars www patiicipationetdemocratie ft