Screening of Student Documentaries & Round Table Discussion


June 21, 2023, | 14:00-13:30 pm
KINOSCH, KUFA – Kulturfabrik,
116 Rue de Luxembourg,
L-4221 Esch-sur-Alzette,


The event presents four short documentaries produced during the first Spotlight Summer School in Opole in September 2022 by participating students (from Mainz, Luxembourg and Poland among others). The Summer School explored the complexity of identities and how they intertwine with migrant trajectories and the attachment to place.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with experts from anthropology, human geography and sociology who were involved in organizing and running the Summer School.

Dr. Michal Wanke, Uni Opole
Dr. Agnes Eross, CSFK Geographical Institute Budapest/Uni Opole
Dr. Karina Gaibulina, Uni Opole/Uni St. Gallen

Madelaine Wood, PhD candidate at the University of Luxembourg and participant of the Spotlight Summer School

Gabriele Budach, University of Luxembourg

Understanding Unaccompanied Minors adjustment and well-being within a transnational family context: an integrative approach

(Guest lecture)

June 20, 2023, | 12:00-13:30 pm
University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Maison du Savoir (MSA), MSA 2.400


Among immigrant youth, Unaccompanied Minors (UMs) – migrating from their country of origin without their parents – are a unique subpopulation as they face substantial challenges before, during and after migration. Some of the challenges they face are separating from caregivers, dealing with acculturation stressors and traumatic events, experiencing different and unknown contexts alone and during a critical development period, such as adolescence. This presentation will provide an overview of UMs adjustment experiences and well-being within a transnational family context, based on available empirical evidence, and with reference to acculturation, developmental theories and contextual behavioral science.
This presentation is based upon work from COST Action CA21143, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology).

Dr Maria Koushiou is a licensed School and Clinical Psychologist based in Cyprus. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia (UNIC), Cyprus. Her research addresses questions in the field of child and youth psychology with a focus on affective processes. As a clinician, she has worked with vulnerable groups of youth, such as unaccompanied minors. She was first introduced to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
(ACT) and contextual behavioral science (CBS) during her doctoral studies in 2014. Since then she continues to seek further training in ACT which she incorporates in both her research and clinical work.

Be My Voice Conference / Advocating and empowering women conference

May 5, 2023, | 13:30-17:30 pm 


MIS Public Open Dialogues of MIS (a Key Research Area of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences devoted to Migration and Inclusive Societies) University of Luxembourg is related to connective series fostering open dialogues and reciprocal knowledge transfer between academics, professionals, and the public. This MIS Public Open Dialogues session is dedicated to Be My Voice Conference / Advocating and empowering women conference.

May 5, 2022, | 13:30-17:30 pm /
4th Floor/Room 4150
2, Avenue de l’Université / L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette


BE MY VOICE CONFERENCE is a part of the project “LEILAW – Listen, Exchange and Inform on human rights Law for Women” of the assiciations Douri, Passerell and Ryse. The project is (co-)funded by the European Commission and aims to ensure the effective application of the legal framework protecting victims of gender-based violence for migrant women in Luxembourg.

Speakers and discussants
Shabnam Sabzehi
Danesh Parshaona Eftekahri
Lina Ghoutouk
Yusra Amounah

Organized by Douri, Passerell and Ryse in collaboration with Isabelle Albert and Koku G. Nonoa of MIS Public Open Dialogues on behalf of the Key Research Area MIS / University of Luxembourg.