Barbara Staniscia

Barbara Staniscia
Sapienza University of Rome | la sapienza · Department of European, American and Intercultural Studies

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Scientific Secretary of the IGU Commission “Global change and human mobility”; Member of the research team of the H2020 Project "YMOBILITY - Youth mobility: maximising opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe"; Member of the international team of the Project on “Brain drain or brain gain? Skilled migration from Southern Europe to the new emerging Mexican cities”

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(3) Short abstract (overall message) The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the existence of an ideal continuum between quality foods characterizing specific local realities, the traditional eating habits and diets associated with them, and culinary tourism. I’ll try to demonstrate how the existence of this continuum can lead to innovative forms o...
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European Mediterranean cultural and political capitals are undergoing processes of transformation of their urban structures linked to the intensification of international and internal flows of migration and temporary mobility. The presence of migrants, tourists, temporary residents, city users is changing the way in which buildings are utilized, af...
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Recent Southern European migration is characterised by important flows of higher-skilled young persons. The balance between the risk of a new brain drain and brain waste and the opportunity of brain gain depends on how the young migrants integrate into the labour market of destination, the new abilities they acquire and the possibilities of re-inte...
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Tourism pressure and its negative effects in the context of historic cities is a topical theme in both the academic literature and the wider public discourse. We are living in an era of “mass cultural tourism,” a phenomenon that appears destined only to expand further, with growth driven by an increase in numbers of tourists, in absolute terms, and...
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Overtourism and tourismophobia: when will growth in tourism become unsustainable (?) Overtourism occurs when the carrying capacity – in physical, environmental, social, psychological terms – of a tourist site or destination is exceeded. It implies a deterioration of the quality of life for residents and of visitor experiences. It is a growing pheno...
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Because mobility has been described as a key element of the academic habitus and a well‐established norm in scientific life, people moving within academia have been generally considered to be “knowledge migrants” and “talent migrants.” Indeed, the literature rarely takes a labour market perspective when analysing academic mobility. However, Souther...
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The Costa Teatina National Park was legally instituted to protect the natural environment of a section of the southern coast of Italy's Abruzzo region that is characterized by a relatively low degree of urbanization. The law instituting the park was passed in 2001, but due to difficulties in defining its spatial boundaries, the process of actually...
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In this essay, we tackle the issue of the international mobility of young Italians in relation to regional disparities. Our intention is to determine if and to what extent a relationship exists between regional development and the international mobility of young people. We analyze the international migration of Italian citizens aged 15-34 who left...
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The economic and financial crisis begun in 2007-2008 has witnessed an increase in the international migratory flows of young Italians, especially of the high-skilled ones. The Italian case is very peculiar since Italy is one of the OECD countries and is the fourth largest economy in the European Union. The results presented in this paper are based...
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Since the beginning of the global economic crisis, 2007-2008, Italy has become increasingly unattractive as a country. The general economic situation and the employment situation in particular are negative, and Italians' perception of their own country even more so. One response from young Italians is what has been called the ‘fuga’ – flight. The n...
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The international mobility of young people from Europe’s Mediterranean countries has become an important topic in scientific debate. The issue has major reverberations in the national media since youth outflows-not adequately compensated for by return flows or new inflows-can undermine the economic and social sustainability of development processes...
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International networks among universities, international collaborations among scientists, and international mobility are interconnected phenomena. This paper presents the results of a study which considered research projects financed within the 7th Framework Programme for RTD (FP7) (2007-2013), as innovative elements of international collaborations...
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Este artículo analiza, desde una perspectiva teórica, los nuevos patrones de migración y movilidad calificadas, tanto de naturaleza temporal como permanente, laborales y no laborales, en un mundo globalizado y tecnológicamente avanzado. El artículo define una tipología de migrantes calificados: trabajadores de las trasnacionales, estudiantes y acad...
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Sea-level rise (SLR) is often associated with climate change and human action in modifying nature and the environment. The research presented in this paper concerns the effects and impacts of SLR in Italy, along the Rome coastal area, in the Ostia district. The study was carried out at the local level, using micro-spatial data, in the context of th...
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Mobility is currently one of the central topics of interest to the social sciences around the world. It takes on different forms, which include migration and tourism, and is an element of scientific reflection due to the relationships and overlaps presupposed by these flows. Tourism is a form of mobility of variable duration, which in turn generate...
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Conclusions On the basis of the data collected in all working groups, it will be possible to prepare different scenarios of development and trends of food production and consumption and to understand the consequences on the environment, agriculture, social and economic conditions of Mediterranean areas. The following parameters will be considered i...
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The mobility of international students has increased significantly in recent decades thanks to globalisation of culture and the economy, and to more efficient and economical communication systems which allow them to stay in contact with those back home. This phenomenon, largely ignored by past research, has gained greater attention from academics a...
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This paper proposes a modified version of the Shang method, starting from the assumption that the convergence of opinions involve a spatial context in many applications. The Spatial Shang we present is based, like the classical Shang method, on judgments of a panel of experts, and is applicable when consultations and consequent decisions concern ma...
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chapter represents a synthesis of the two authors contribution to the TIGER, Territorial Impact of Glabalisation for Europe and Its Regions, project of the European Programme ESPON 2013, European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion.
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Three cases of environmental conflicts occurring in Italian coastal areas are analysed in the present chapter: Civitavecchia, Costa Teatina National Park and Ostia. Civitavecchia and Ostia are included in the Rome Metropolitan Area, while the Costa Teatina National Park is in the Chieti-Pescara urban area. In Civitavecchia the major conflict is env...
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Human mobility is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. While labour migration has been widely and deeply investigated – through theoretical and empirical analysis – other forms of mobility have received much less attention. Students' mobility is a peculiar form of temporary movement that can be considered as neither migration nor tourism. It is r...
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This paper analyses the relationship between deconcentration processes, planning policies, and governance in the metropolitan area of Rome, Italy, from 1991 to 2001. It points out that Rome does not have an explicit policy either in favor of or against deconcentration and that the public authorities are not in fact aware of the problem. Deconcentra...
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This paper focuses on the way problems caused by global changes overlap with local problems in coastal zones. It verifies the existence and dimensions of the global-local phenomenon by examining the impact of the recent international economic crisis on the core and ring administrative subdivisions of the coastal zone of the Rome metropolitan area f...
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In Italy’s case, the implementation of the UrbanSIM model involved the territory of Rome, including the municipalities of Rome and Fiumicino. The main goal was to build scenarios regarding the future of economic deconcentration. Rome is the largest municipality in Europe, with an inhabited surface area only slightly smaller than that of Greater Lon...
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Tourism is considered to be an eff ective policy for urban development and for re-launching areas in industrial decline. The increase in the number of tourists is oft en considered to be a sort of indicator of success of a certain policy. This is not always and necessarily true. The growth of the number of visitors cannot be considered to be positi...
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This paper is the result of research undertaken into the relationship between quality agriculture and wine-and-food tourism on the Apennines of central and southern Italy. Food is not merely a source of nourishment: depending on production methods, food can also become a cultural reference point, an element of regional development and a tourist res...
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The presence of foreign women in Italy is particularly relevant in communities originating from Eastern European countries. This presence is destined to increase in the near future. Eastern European women are particularly numerous in the Adriatic regions, mainly because of spatial proximity. This kind of mobility is also reinforced by the EU develo...
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In this paper we deal with the topic of deconcentration in two Italian metropolitan areas: Rome, the capital city; and Chieti-Pescara, a medium-sized urban area. The paper reveals the particular patterns of deconcentration in those areas, exemplifying the Italian approach to deconcentration. These metropolitan areas show that deconcentration is an...
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This paper considers the processes of economic deconcentration that have occurred in Europe during the last fifteen years. Attention is particularly paid to fourteen case studies carried out in metropolitan areas in the Czech Republic (Prague and Brno), Denmark (Copenhagen and Aarhus), Israel (Tel Aviv and Beer-Sheva), Italy (Rome and Chieti-Pescar...
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the concept of local development is more and more related to global issuesand human mobilityis one of the major elements of connections. The paper identifies the major methodological approachesto the concept of local development, governance and human mobility. In order to develop a research programme on these issuesthe paper makes referencesto the...
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The subject of human mobility – with reference to the migratory component – has taken on specific significance during the last decade, particularly with regard to the concept of place. This paper considers the subject in relation to residential and economic deconcentration. The specific point of reference is the metropolitan area of Chieti-Pescara,...
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The Sangro Valley, the economy of which was characterised mostly by the agricultural sector until the beginning of the 1970s, experienced an industrial development from the end of that decade. It was, an «exogenous development», with a relevant presence of external enterprises within which the level of internationalisation was very high. Industrial...

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Globalisation is accelerating with European competitiveness becoming more and more interwoven and dependent on the rest on the world. Understanding Europe in the world is a prerequisite for policy making and for promoting Europe in this international competition. Integration, cooperation and smart exploitation of resources are key factors for improving the competitiveness of European regions in the globalised world scene. It is also important to better understand the territorial structures and patterns of economic activity at world level, as well as flows between continents and throughout European regions. Regions are under strong impact on many trends and developments related to globalisation and need support to decide on potential strategic investments that could increase their competitiveness in this globalized world. This project is going to look at globalisation from a territorial perspective and to analyse its territorial aspects and its dynamics at different geographical scales. It shall also address the importance of territorial cooperation and flows linking EU territory. The main aim of the project is to look into the territorial dimension of the globalisation process and analyse its significance for an enlarged Europe. A good understanding of the position of Europe and its regions in the global context and in relation to other cooperation areas shall be obtained. This should be done considering the present context, past trends and analysing changes but also in a prospective way in order to be able to face future challenges and better exploit territorial potentials of the various European regions.
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Brief overview of Work Packages Below follows a short description of the content in the different Work Packages that shall be carried out and analysed in the study “The spatial effects of demographic trends and migration”. These WPs will be carried out in close contact with other ESPON project and especially then with 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3 and 3.1. WP1 Data, indicators, concepts 1. Specification and agreement of relevant definitions and indicators (common demographic data, explanatory variables) 2. Agreement on methods, sources and timing of data collection 3. Develop/employ map-making procedures 4. European wide typologies of regions and cities according to demographic development WP2 Natural population development, ageing 1. Demographic processes behind ageing and regional demographic polarisation (esp. components explaining natural population development) 2. Fluctuations (and correlates of fluctuations) in birth/fertility rates 3. Impacts of point 2 on spatial demographic development 4. Impacts of ageing on reproductive and economic development of regions 5. Relevance of gender and age structures 6. Relevance of demographic cycles/waves 7. Scenarios of spatial development WP3 Migration within and between European regions 1. Determinant factors, e.g. different level policies (on migration/population movements). (Determinant factors and migration patterns vary among phases of post-war development.) 2. Internal migration and spatial development/relations 3. Age, skills, education: Accentuated polarization? 4. Effects of EU enlargement (east-west migration) 5. Immigration from outside EU 6. Implications of growing regions for policy/planning 7. Marginalisation/ghetto formation 8. Scenarios based on changing migration patterns WP4 Fertility, migration and depopulation 1. The concept and phenomenon of ‘depopulation’ – dimensions, dynamics, implications 2. Crude picture of the geography and principal features of ‘depopulation’ processes in EU+ 3. Identify and evaluate different demographic determinants and dynamics of ‘depopulation’, and their implications 4. Typological approach to analysis of variation in determinants, context/vulnerability, effects/implications, possible policy responses 5. Scenarios based on a few selected type-areas WP5 Ageing, labour shortage, replacement migration 1. Ageing trends in EU regional populations (cf. WP2, WP3, WP4) 2. Needs and actual/potential imbalances in the labour market 3. Geography of/regional disparities in development of labour market needs and ageing 4. Migration of skilled persons from east to west 5. Regional effects of “replacement” (peripheral regions, modifying ageing process) 6. Scenarios/policy issues WP6 Policy implications and policy recommendations Point of departure: the ESDP document will be in focus when the policy implications and policy recommendations will be written. This is valid not only for WP6 – the policy orientations of ESDP will have high priority eve in the other WPs.
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“CELINE – Cittadine e Lavoratrici in Europa” is a project financed in the “P.I.C. EQUAL II phase” by the UE and Regione Abruzzo (Local Pubblic Autorithy). EQUAL is a communitary programm who promotes new ways of combating all types of labour market discrimination and inequalities through encouraging innovation, demonstration and validation of new approaches and through policy delivery mechanisms and supporting collaboration af key actors and stakeholders around a common strategy and action plan that empowers them. The project CELINE takes place from social, economic and cultural analysis of female migration in the metropolitan area of Pescara. On a population of 4.000 foreign citizen the rate of 48% is composed by women. In general about half of the whole migration phenomenon is related to women. This fact has not produced yet any legislative, cultural and services intervention focused on social inclusion policy. The aim of CELINE project: 1.The production of innovations and experimentations on female migration gender policy, through the inclusion in the labour market, the activation of integration processes and through the acknowledgement of the citizenship’s right. 2.The valorization of female resources both in social and professional context, contemplating of gender peculiarities, culturalattitudes, and previous work experiences. From the social, economic and cultural survey of female migration in the metropolitan area of Pescara on a population of 4.000 foreign citizen the rate of 48% is composed by women. In general about half of the whole migration phenomenon is related to women. This fact has not produced yet any legislative, cultural and services intervention focused on social inclusion policy.