Research project The European Irregularized Migration Regime at the Periphery of the EU: from Ethnography to Keywords (ERIM), funded by The Croatian Science Foundation (IP 2019-04-6642) and coordinated by The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research, strives to document and analyse irregularized migrations in the transnational space formed by migratory movements that in various directions cross borders between Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia etc. Based on the multi-sited ethnographic research (observation, participation, interviews and other methods), research associates from Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia in the framework of ERIM aim to encompass the levels and experiences of different agents, from refugees and other migrants, to members of local communities, and employees and representatives of local authorities, international and other organizations. By distancing from the notion that the migration regime is a signifier of the abstract and monolithic power of the state, ERIM approaches the irregularized migration regime as a dynamic field of heterogeneous and even opposed practices and interactions of various actors that are articulated in specific ways on the peripheries of the EU.

Cilj projekta je višerazinski dokumentirati i istražiti te specifičnosti i ponuditi njihove empirijski utemeljene i teorijski relevantne konceptualizacije. Očekivanim rezultatima (prije svega pojmovnikom tj. mrežom etnografski dokumentiranih i analitički elaboriranih pojmova u okviru pojedinačnih znanstvenih radova, projektne publikacije, kao i multimedijalne mrežne platforme e-ERIM) projekt teži pridonijeti dubljem razumijevanju kontradikcija i potencijala pojma režima migracija i iregulariziranih migrantskih kretanja u akademskoj, ali i široj društvenoj sferi.

Trajanje projekta: 1. veljače 2020. – 31. siječnja 2024.