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Pescara Meeting - Apr 2001




Castello Chiola – Loreto Aprutino (Pescara)
April 20 (Friday) 21 (Saturday) 22 (Sunday), 2001

April 20, Friday

09:00-09:15 Welcoming address Franco CUCCURULLO, Chancellor, University G.d'Annunzio, Italy; Piergiorgio LANDINI, Director, Department Economy and History of the Territory, University G d'Annunzio, Italy
Session 1 – opening and introduction
Chair: John CONNELL, School of Geosciences, University of Sidney, Australia
09:15-09:40 Opening:. Invited guest speaker Paul CLAVAL, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
Introductory contributions by
09:40-10:00 the Study Group “Geography of tourism, leisure and global change”, Chairman Colin Michael HALL, University of Otago, New Zealand
10:00-10:20 the Commission “World political map”, Chairman Vladimir KOLOSSOV, Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
10:20-10:40 the Study Group “Global change and human mobility”, Chairman Armando MONTANARI, University G. D’Annunzio, Italy
10:40-11:10 Coffee Break

Session 2 – Free trade areas and macro-economic regions
Chair: Yoshitaka ISHIKAWA, Department of Geography, Graduate School of Letters, University of Kyoto 
Discussant: Allan M. WILLIAMS., University of Exeter, UK

     The acceleration of human mobility in relation to the policies of liberalisation of international commerce. Empirical verification of the new forms of mobility with respect to WTO-OMC policies as well as in the large free trade areas that are either already in existence or in the process of being created such as the Euro-Mediterranean Region (MEDA), the North American Region (NAFTA-ALENA), the Asian Pacific Region (APEC), the South American Region (MERCOSUR), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and others.

11:10-11:35 ILIES AlexandruDepartment of Geography, University of Oradea, Romania, DEHOORNE Olivier, Department of Geography, University of Poitiers, France, HORGA Ioan, University of Oradea, Romania,
Romania, regional internal and external economical structures integration, development and human mobility
11:35-12:00 IVAJLO Hristov IvanovUniversity of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria,
The migration and follow problems for Bulgaria
12:00-12:25 KHAIRULMAINI Bin Osman Salleh, and FAUZA Ab GhaffarDepartment of Geography, University of Malaya, Malaysia,
Modelling the impact of international migration on national security at border regions: a case study of the Sarawak, Kaliman border of Malaysia and Indonesia
12:25-12:50 KOLOSSOV Vladimir A. and GALKINA Tamara A., Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
Migrations, ethnic diversity and self-identification in mixed marriages
12:50-14:20 Lunch Break
14:20-14:45 LAROUSSI KamelInstitut des Régions Arides, Medenine, Tunisie,
Impact du commerce informel sur le milieu rural en Tunisie. Etude de cas: la dynamique transfrontalier Tuniso-Libyenne
14:45-15:10 MICHALKÓ GáborGeographical Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary,
The future of the shopping tourism at the edge of the Europe without borders
15:10-15:35 TIMOTHY Dallen J., Department of recreation management and tourism, Arizona State University, USA 
Supranational Economic Alliances, Tourism and Borderlessness in Europe, North America and Africa
15:35-16:00 MONTANARI Armando, University G.d'Annunzio, Italy
The Euromediterranean Region, flows of markets and flows of people, the present and the future
16:00-16:20 Coffee Break

Session 3 – North-South contact regions
Chair: Paul CLAVAL, University of Paris-Sorbonne, France
Discussant: Russel KING, School of European Studies, University of Sussex, UK

     Globalisation of the phenomena of mobility and migration. Since an increasing number of countries are affected by these phenomena, the movements will become more characterised by a wide spectrum of economic, social and cultural factors. Analysis of this phenomenon in the areas of North-South contact; as for example Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific.

16:20-16:45 BALAZ VladoUniversity of Exeter, UK and Institute of Forecasting, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, and WILLIAMS Allan M., University of Exeter, UK 
Central Europe as buffer zone for international mobility of labour: brain drain or brain waste?
16:45-17:10 CARLING JørgenCentre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway
Involuntary immobility in the migration process
17:10-17:35 CLARK William A.V., University of California, Los Angeles
Human mobility in a borderless world: Proximity migration in spite of borders, the Mexican-United States Context
17:35-18:00 NDIAGA Gaye, Immigration Office, Municipality of Pescara, Italy, 
Senegal mobility flows


April 21, Saturday

09:00-09:25 PERE A. Salvà TomàsUniversity of Balearic Islands, Spain, 
The complex human mobility flows in the Mediterranean region: the case of Balearic Islands as phenomenon type "New California"
09:25-09:50 SUBEDI Bhin PrasadUniversity of, Nepal,
When invitation turns sour: the case of Bhutanese refugees
09:50-10:15 Süli-Zakar István, CZIMRE Klára and TEPERICS Károly, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 
Human mobility on the area of the Carpathian Euroregion, migrating minorities
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

Session 4 – Differentiation in mobility flows
Chair: Arie SCHACHAR, The Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 
Discussant: William Clark, Department of Geography, University of California, USA

     The differentiation in mobility flows which adjust themselves to the diverse economic, social, cultural and legislative requirements; these continually adapt the traditional mobility typologies and, to a large degree, reduce the effectiveness of national and international policies.

10:45-11:10 DEHOORNE Olivier HuguesDépartement Géographie et Territoire, Université de Poitiers, France,
Tourisme, travail, migration à Cheju (Corée de Sud, Mer de Chine): de l'isolement d'un espace insulaire à son intégration régional
11:10-11:35 DING PeiyiDepartment of tourism and leisure management, University of Queensland, Australia,
A preliminary study on some critical issues of China's outbound travel management - An approach to the strategy of environmental, ecological and economic development in Xinjiang Region, China
11:35-12:00 ELHADARY EltayebDepartment of Geography, University of Khartoum, Sudan,
Human mobility in Sudan
12:00-12:25 KOLOSSOV Vladimir A. and GALKINA Tamara A.Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
Migrations, changing identities and ethnopolitical tensions, the case of the Stavropol region, North Caucasus
12:25-12:50 ISODA YuzuruTokyo Metropolitan University, Japan and London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
The roles of regional housing market on inter-regional migration: an analysis of gross migration in Great Britain
12:50-14:20 Lunch Break
14:20-14:45 VENIER PhilippeUniversité de Poitiers, France,
Migration of Keralities to the Persian Gulf. Increasing ascendancy of international labour migration over a developing country

Session 5 – gender, age and behaviour changes in human mobility
Chair Tamara GALKINA, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Discussant: William CLARK, Department of Geography, University of California, USA

     The tendency towards feminisation in mobility processes. Up to recently mobility has been constructed as a male dominated process in which women have played a purely secondary role, such as for example in the family reunification phase. In the last few years female migration flows have become recognised as historically more important, and new female dominated migration flows, such as the migration of domestic workers, have became evident. Moreover, mobility has come to be regarded often as a sharply gendered process. These issues present new problems for scientific analysis and managerial policy. Leisure and tourism are also undergoing a similar process.

14:45-15:10 HORGA Ioan, University of Oradea, Department of History, Romania and ILIES Alexandru, University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Romania,
Interuniversitary mobility in the context of more fluid world
15:10-15:35 KING Russell and RUIZ-GELICES EnricSchool of European Studies, University of Sussex, UK,
Human mobility in a borderless world: the case of international student migration in Europe
15:35-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:25 VERQUIN BeatriceUniversité de Poitiers, CNRS 6588 Migrinter, France, 
From the "colonial model" to worldwide transfer of highly-qualified professionals. The case of French expatriates
16:25-16:50 WILLIAMS Allan M., University of Exeter, UK,
Tourism, retirement and globalization
16:50-17:15 WICKRAMASINGHE AnojaDepartment of Geography, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 
Feminization of the boundariless space and its implications on women labour
17:15-17:40 ZONTINI Elisabetta, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, Brighton,
Towards a comparative study of female migrants: Filipino and Moroccan women in Bologna and Barcelona
17:40-18:15 Conclusions
Chair: Armando MONTANARI, University G.d'Annunzio, Italy, John CONNELL, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia, Yoshitaka ISHIKAWA, Department of Geography, Graduate School of Letters, University of Kyoto, Japan

Anna MORGANTE, Dean, Faculty of Economics, University G. d'Annunzio, Italy


April 22, Sunday

Full-day (09:30 - 23:00)
Field Trip to the projected Cultural Park of the Sangro Valley, stops at the town of Guardiagrele, headquarters of the Majella National Park, at Fara San Martino, the home of famour pasta producers, at the archaeological area of Juvanum, at a farm on the Wine route and at a farm on the olive oil route. Light lunch and dinner on the way.

NOTE FOR CONTRIBUTORS: the time allocated for each presentation is 25 minutes,
15 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion, an overhead projector is available


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