Daniela Vintila

Daniela Vintila
University of Liège | ulg · Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)

PhD Political Science

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Introduction
Daniela Vintila is Associate Coordinator and Senior Network Officer of IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) at the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège. She is also Chair of the ECPR Standing Group Migration & Ethnicity and of the IPSA Research Committee RC03 European Unification. Her interests lie, especially, in the areas of comparative politics, EU citizenship, migration, political engagement and migrants' social protection.
Additional affiliations
April 2022 - present
University of Liège
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • Associate Coordinator and Senior Network Officer of IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network)
February 2017 - present
University of Liège
Position
  • PostDoc Position
June 2014 - February 2017
University of Leicester
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2010 - July 2015
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Political Science
October 2008 - September 2009
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Political Science
October 2004 - July 2008

Publications

Publications (30)
Technical Report
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Since Romania’s accession to the European Union, resident EU citizens enjoy the right to vote in and stand for local elections and European Parliament (EP) elections held in Romania. Due to the fact that non-resident nationals vastly outnumber EU citizens residing in Romania, the enfranchisement of Romanians abroad is, however, a much more salient...
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This first open access book in a series of three volumes provides an in-depth analysis of social protection policies that EU Member States make accessible to resident nationals, non-resident nationals and non-national residents. In doing so, it discusses different scenarios in which the interplay between nationality and residence could lead to ineq...
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Migrants’ access to social benefits has been intensively studied in the European Union, but less scholarly attention has been dedicated to the way in which non-EU welfare regimes adapt to international mobility. This chapter introduces a volume that aims to address this research gap by taking the perspective of non-EU states on migrant social prote...
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Despite the growing literature on sending states’ engagement with their populations abroad, little is known so far about their role in helping the diaspora deal with social risks. As argued in this chapter, this is mainly because past studies on sending states’ policies and institutions for the diaspora have failed to systematically focus on social...
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Latin Americans represent one of the most sizable migrant communities in Spain. Yet, unlike other minority groups, they count with longer migration tradition, linguistic and cultural similarities with the Spanish population, and easier access to Spanish nationality. Drawing on original data covering a large number of candidates (N = 5,055), this ar...
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VINTILA, Daniela, , LAFLEUR, Jean-Michel, , NIKOLIC, Louise, Report on political participation of mobile EU citizens : Belgium, [Global Governance Programme], GLOBALCIT, Report on Political Participation, 2021/5, [Global Citizenship] Retrieved from Cadmus, European University Institute Research Repository, at: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/72559
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Vintila, D. & Martiniello, M. (2021). Migrants’ political participation beyond electoral arenas. In Giugni M. and Grasso, M. (Eds.). Handbook of Citizenship and Migration. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 304-317, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-of-citizenship-and-migration-9781789903126.html In recent years, the topic of migran...
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This third and last open access volume in the series takes the perspective of non-EU countries on immigrant social protection. By focusing on 12 of the largest sending countries to the EU, the book tackles the issue of the multiple areas of sending state intervention towards migrant populations. Two “mirroring” chapters are dedicated to each of the...
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Increasing mobility to and from European Union (EU) countries has started to challenge the principles of territoriality and national citizenship through which European democracies traditionally conditioned access to social benefits. Existing typologies of immigrant social protection regimes do not seem to adequately capture (nor explain) the divers...
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This chapter examines to what extent the Romanian welfare system covers resident citizens compared to foreigners residing in Romania and Romanians living abroad. In doing so, we analyse existing social policies aiming to ensure their coverage against a variety of risks at different life-cycle stages, including unemployment, poverty, sickness and ol...
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This second open access book in a series of three volumes examines the repertoire of policies and programmes led by EU Member States to engage with their nationals residing abroad. Focusing on sending states’ engagement in the area of social protection, this book shows how a series of emigration-related policies that go beyond the realm of social s...
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The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for policy-makers worldwide. The coronavirus outbreak has rapidly put into question states' preparedness for crisis management, while also raising particular concerns on how national governments assist their citizens abroad in situation of distress. This Policy Brief tackles the issue of...
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As more than 120 countries worldwide have granted voting rights to non-resident nationals, political participation and representation have extended into the transnational realm to establish, control or foster state-diaspora nexus. Bearing this dynamic context in mind, several scholars have examined migrants' strategies to influence homeland politic...
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In Belgium, EU citizens and third-country nationals have the right to vote in local elections. Third-country nationals only gain this right after five years of continuous residence in Belgium. EU citizens also enjoy passive electoral rights in local elections. Furthermore, EU citizens have the right to vote in and stand for the European Parliament...
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En los últimos veinte años, las sociedades de España e Italia han experimentado un cambio demográfico muy notable debido a flujos migratorios de alta intensidad. Desde principios de la década de 1990, la población extranjera se multiplicó por cinco en ambos países y en 2010 alcanzó el 12 y el 6 por ciento, respectivamente, del conjunto poblacional...
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Research on enfranchisement of EU citizens in EP elections has explained its original design (Lodge 1982; Closa 1992) and its national implementation (Herman 1979; Bieber 1984; Duff 1994). A number of other regional organizations have created supranational parliaments and some studies have explained the logic behind their creation (Malamud and Sous...
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This paper addresses the extent to which the political opportunity structure (POS) in European democracies affects the outcomes of descriptive political representation of citizens of immigrant origin (CIO) in national parliaments. The paper focuses on comparatively examining the type of policies that European host countries adopted in order to acco...
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This paper focuses on the influence of two sets of variables on the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin (CIOs). First, we deal with parties’ internal organization and procedures. Second, we address party system components and dynamics. Party internal organization matters are related with the existence of specific organizational...
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During the 1990s and the 2000s, Spain, Italy and Greece experienced a considerable growth of immigration. In just two decades, the immigrant population has multiplied more than five fold in all three countries and by the end of the 2000s, residents of immigrant origin already accounted for 7 per cent of the overall population in Italy, 8 per cent i...
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Durante las últimas décadas, España ha experimentado una extraordinaria transformación en la dimensión migratoria, con flujos de población extranjera de creciente intensidad. Partiendo de esta nueva realidad, el presente estudio describe las pautas de representación política de las personas de origen inmigrante en el contexto receptor español, pres...
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En las últimas décadas, la reagrupación por razones familiares se ha convertido en un fenómeno de creciente intensidad, contribuyendo al incremento del flujo poblacional extranjero en las sociedades europeas. Retomando la literatura sobre el auge de este fenómeno en los años setenta, el presente artículo analiza las respuestas políticas del gobiern...
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European societies have seen a gradual and constant increase of immigration in the last few decades. The settlement of immigrant populations and the incorporation of their descent into European societies raises the issue of the need to ensure equal opportunities in their capacity to gain elected office and be represented by democratic institutions....
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Ethnic inequalities in political representation in Europe have been overlooked until very recently. Yet, with the sustained increase of immigrant populations all over Europe, an increasing body of scholarship points to the alarming gap in the political representation of citizens of immigrant descent in European societies. What are the factors that...
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En las últimas décadas, la reagrupación familiar se ha convertido en un fenómeno de creciente intensidad, contribuyendo a un importante incremento del flujo poblacional extranjero en las sociedades europeas. A veces vinculada con la idea de inmigrantes dependientes, otras veces concebida como estrategia de inserción labroal, la migración por razone...
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Desde su independencia en 1991, la República de Moldavia ha atraído la atención de la comunidad internacional por las dificultades enfrentadas durante el período de transición democrática, la amenaza del conflicto congelado de Transnistria y por su vecindad con la UE. Una vez más, la pequeña república ex-soviética atrae la atención de la comunidad...

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High rates of unemployment in Europe since the start of the 2008 financial crisis, coupled with changing migration trends, have led to a high number of EU and non-EU migrants asking for social protection. Governments across the EU have accordingly considered reducing migrants’ access to this support, despite the fact that they are increasingly at risk of poverty and exclusion. Migrants’ strategies to cope with health, unemployment, old age and other social risks are at the core of this ERC-funded project. Spanning from the entitlements in host and home countries to informal family and community-based practices, this project will investigate the concept of ‘transnational social protection’. The project will compile information on welfare entitlements from the 28 EU member States and 12 non-EU countries into a single database and generate an index comparing levels of state protection towards immigrants and emigrants alike. In addition, the second step of the project will consist in documenting through ethnographic fieldwork the experience of immigrants accessing social protection in various cities across the EU. This data will contribute to a better understanding of the type of social protection policies immigrants have access to in different spaces and how these formal entitlements are combined with informal cross-border social protection strategies. MiTSoPro team: Dr Jean-Michel Lafleur (PI) Dr Daniela Vintila (Postdoctoral researcher) Angeliki Konstantinidou (PhD candidate) MiTSoPro website: http://labos.ulg.ac.be/socialprotection/