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The 2nd International Congress of Applied Sciences (UUBK 2016) will jointly be held by the School of Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Konya Necmettin Erbakan University and with the contribution of Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Directorate General of Migration Management in Konya in 23-25 of September 2016.

The mobility of economic and financial agencies witnessed an upward trend in world economic arena as the globalisation emerged at the beginning of 1980s. Social capital, which is an element of the labour notion, has also been affected by the economic globalisation of the world and been subject to mobility. By having the above mentioned effect of globalisation, migration that may also be defined as the mobility or changing place of the labour has taken much consideration recently.

However, the ongoing civil wars, insurgencies and conflicts in some part of the world coupled with migrations problems in recent times. This issues triggeres many people to dislocate across national boundries. And, this forced migration concerns further increases the likelihood of employment and poverty problems in countries where the refugees flow into. Forced migration or mass refugees flows will cause increase in labour supply in the regions they settled and as a result of oversupply in labour force unemployment will start to rise. It is believed that one of reason of poverty is the relation between migration and unemployment.

Having briefly explained the importance of migration, poverty and employment, The Second International Congress on Applied Sciences will try to find solutions for chronic migration with the dimension of employment and poverty by inviting academicians and professionals.

The main themes of the congress are “Migration, Poverty and Employment” and the topics will be discussed are:

  • Security
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Globalisation
  • Health
  • Employment
  • Refugee smuggling and human trafficking
  • Environment
  • Communication

The congress will be organised in English and Turkish languages. The accepted papers will be published electronically in PDF. Selected papers will be published in The Journal of Migration Studies.

A seperate panel will be organised to discuss the issue of “Refugees Problems”.

Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir BULUŞ

Congress Co-Chair

Prof. Dr. Ahmet DİKEN

Congress Co-Chair


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