Irma Budginaite

Irma Budginaite
Vilnius University · Department of Sociology

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Irma Budginaite-Mackine is experienced in carrying out qualitative and quantitative social research studies, as well as managing national and international research projects. Her main research interests include sociology of migration, intergenerational relations, gender, racialisation and othering.
Additional affiliations
October 2017 - December 2019
Vilnius University
Position
  • Reseacher
Description
  • Member of the research team working on the project "Global migration and Lithuanian family: family practices, circulation of care and return strategies", funded by Research Council of Lithuania.
September 2015 - present
Vilnius University
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Introduction to Sociology; Visual Methods
August 2010 - present
Public Policy and Management Institute
Position
  • Researcher & Research Manager

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Publications (31)
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The notion of belonging, prominent in social sciences, has been recently used extensively in relation to Central Eastern European migrants in the UK. Whereas the Brexit debates on migration have spotlighted the macro-politics of belonging and the judgments on who deserves to stay and under which conditions, the question of how these discourses of ‘...
Research Proposal
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Theme of the symposium This symposium will explore compelling issues of European identity, integration and its future by engaging concepts of race and differentiated whiteness, moving beyond the binary of white/ non-white or (single, solid) hegemonic whiteness. We will examine how racialized positions emerge, shift, are contested and negotiated rel...
Thesis
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Taking into account the high level of mobility among Lithuania’s population, this dissertation seeks to determine potential for the support of aging family members in Lithuania in the context of migration. This was achieved by analysing intergenerational solidarity and the expectations of support from personal networks, to assess whether and to wha...
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Atsižvelgiant į didelį Lietuvos gyventojų mobilumą, disertacijos tyrime siekta nustatyti, koks yra pagalbos senstantiems šeimos nariams potencialas Lietuvoje migracijos kontekste. Analizuota kartų solidarumo raiška ir pagalbos lūkesčiai reikšmingiems asmenims, siekiant įvertinti, ar ir kiek šeiminiai ir kiti asmeniniai ryšiai gali būti aktyvuojami...
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In this chapter the authors set out to examine how migrant families are named and framed in academic publications by Lithuanian researchers published from 2004 to 2017, available in Lithuanian and international academic databases. The authors aim to disclose how Lithuanian academics perceive the change of family boundaries and fluidity of family re...
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In this chapter the authors examine how parenting in migration context is portrayed in the academic discourse in Lithuania. The authors reveal the depictions of migration-induced child caring practices, based on the results of analysis of academic publications (2004–2017) carried out from January to March 2018 as part of the sub-study of the resear...
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This chapter is set up to incorporate Finch’s idea of ‘display’ to examine how migrant parents, adult migrant children, and close significant persons perform a set of actions to convey to each other and the society at large that these are family-doing activities. The authors sought to demonstrate that the concept of ‘display’ could be applied to an...
Research
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This report reviews research evidence from all 28 EU Member States to identify how the training and development of ECEC workers can be tailored to improve the quality of the services available for children below primary-school age in EU Member States. Among other findings, it concludes that interventions in professional development that are integra...
Preprint
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CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants from Poland and Lithuania in the context of Brexit. Combining public statistics, web survey and asynchronous interviewing This Working Paper introduces the theoretical considerations and empirical design of the ongoing research project, entitled: CEEYouth: The comparative study of young migrants fro...
Conference Paper
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We present our research findings on the profiles of ECEC assistants in 15 European countries and their professional opportunities. In particular we focus on how to create coherent pathways towards continuous professional development for working with parents and children. Several publications have underlined that quality in ECEC is dependent upon co...
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This chapter examines the ways in which the experience of migration re-defines and re-organizes the relationships of transnational families in Lithuania. It employs four of C. Smart’s concepts to analyze personal life—‘imaginary’, ‘embeddedness’, ‘memory’, and ‘relationality’, and its primary source is a mixed method research study carried out betw...
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This article presents the findings of an analysis of the effects of CPD initiatives on the quality of the pedagogical practices of ECEC practitioners. It is part of a larger study commissioned by Eurofound and jointly conducted by VBJK, IOE and PPMI (Eurofound, 2015). In order to draw policy-relevant information that might support decision makers i...
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This article aims to examine how changes in mothering induced by international migration become transformed into ‘troubles’. Based on the analysis of 79 selected articles on transnational families published between 2004 and 2013 in national press and Internet media portals in Lithuania, along with interviews with transnational mothers conducted bet...
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This chapter examines the ways in which the experience of migration re-defines and reorganizes the relationships of transnational families in Lithuania. It employs four of C. Smart’s concepts to analyse personal life - ‘imaginary’, ‘embeddedness’, ‘memory’, and ‘relationality’, and its primary source is a mixed method research study carried out bet...
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There is broad consensus amongst researchers and international organisations that the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC), which means the wellbeing of children and families, depends on well-educated and competent staff. This remains a challenge in Europe, since part of the workforce is also represented by low-qualified ECEC assist...
Technical Report
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Education policy needs to cater for diversity and enable all citizens to succeed in education and to develop their full potential according to their specific needs and irrespective of their backgrounds. However, in reality, educational inequalities are a key challenge to education systems across the EU, often linked to socioeconomic disadvantage, l...
Technical Report
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Dans de nombreux pays, une partie du personnel est composée d’assistants d’éducation et d’accueil de la petite enfance peu qualifiés. Dans l’étude CoRe, les assistants sont définis comme des « travailleurs invisibles », ce qui signifie que leur présence n’est habituellement pas prise en compte dans lesdocuments politiques et qu’ils possèdent nettem...
Technical Report
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At the European level, the importance of a qualified workforce is acknowledged in the revised priorities for the strategic cooperation in the field of education and training (European Commission, 2015a); it identifies professionalisation of staff as one of the key issues for further work in ECEC. In many countries, part of the workforce is represen...
Conference Paper
The authors argue that Lithuanian society is shaped by meaning-making institutions producing knowledge about migration and migrant families. Daily life is mediated by representations of ‘low mobility’ discourse based family policy as well as “truthful” images of migrant families in press. The authors builds upon A. Strauss’ insights about the signi...
Technical Report
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European countries face the challenges of ageing populations supported by shrinking workforces, more precarious types of employment, and in many cases, a decreasing number of jobs in the wake of the economic crisis. As a result, the issue of how to enable more people to participate in the labour market and to continue to do so until an older age ha...
Technical Report
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European countries face the challenges of ageing populations supported by shrinking workforces, more precarious types of employment, and in many cases, a decreasing number of jobs in the wake of the economic crisis. As a result, the issue of how to enable more people to participate in the labour market and to continue to do so until an older age ha...
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Global migration rapidly modifies family life in the Baltic Sea region and, for the several last decades, has presented a challenge to migration scholars. The impact of migration on a family attracts the interest of researchers not only because the number of such families is on the rise, but also because it poses certain challenges to the academic...
Technical Report
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The focus of this report is on the impact of the working conditions and continuous professional development (CPD) of the workforce in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on the quality of the services provided and, in particular, on the outcomes for children. The report reviews research evidence from all 28 EU Member States, incl...
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This article is based on a research project conducted in Lithuania with a focus on the challenges integration children that are coming back with parents from abroad into Lithuanian schools. Authors raise such questions as: How the educational opportunities for children make impact on decision to return to Lithuania? How educational institutions are...
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Straipsnyje analizuojamos su vaikais į Lietuvą grįžusių migrantų ir su jų vaikais dirbancių mokytojų patirtys. Nagrinėjamo grįžtamosios migraci­jos reiskinio įvairiapusiskumas pirmiausia atskleidžiamas pasitelkus pusiau struktūruotų interviu su mokytojais ir tėvais, taip pat grupinės diskusijos su mokytojais metu 2014 m. surinktą medžiagą ir 2013 m...
Technical Report
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"Lithuania" was written as a separate chapter for the IOM LINET study "Migration, Employment and Labour Market Integration Policies in the European Union (2011)". Authors analyse recent trends in labour migration and the labour market position of migrants in Lithuania, reflects on the possible impact of these trends on employment and the national l...
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[LT] Šiame skyriuje pateikiama Lietuvos valdžios institucijų vydytos išeivijos ir migracijos politikos apžvalga (1990-2011) ir atsikleidžiama, kaip taikytas politikos priemones vertino užsienyje gyvenantys ir grįžę emigrantai. Atliekant politikos apžvalgą, ieškoma atsakymo į klausimą, ar analizuojamu laikotarpiu valstybės institucijos skatino grįžt...
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[LT] Kaip emigracijos reiškinys ir emigrantai pristatomi viešojoje erdvėje? Koks emigrantų įvaizdis dominavo ekonominio pakilimo laikotarpiu ir kaip jis pasikeitė prasidėjus ekonominiam sunkmečiui? Ar (ir kaip) kalbama apie grįžtančius migrantus? Kokie grįžtančiųjų portretai dominuoja žiniasklaidos šaltiniuose? Kaip jie vertinami? Atsakymų į šiuos...

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Projects (8)
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This study circle will discuss how and to what effects racialization and whiteness shape Nordic, Baltic and European spaces, identities and politics. The circle will invite interdisciplinary debates about Europe’s condition/identity/integrity and pose questions about who and what counts as “European”, “Nordic” and “Baltic” from different locations, practices and subject positions. We want to broaden and develop existing research networks on race, racialisation and whiteness in Nordic countries with perspectives and knowledge from post-Soviet contexts. This would enrich existing interdisciplinary scholarship by combining post-Soviet and post-colonial perspectives.
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Objectives: (1) To carry out a detailed exploration of various risks young migrants from Poland and Lithuania experience in the context of Brexit; (2) To dynamically analyse how the unfolding consequences of Brexit affect life trajectories of Poles and Lithuanians, with special focus on transitions to adulthood; (3) To comparatively assess social anchoring of young Poles and Lithuanians in the UK; (4) To compare migrating youth from Poland and Lithuania (movers) to the relevant sedentary populations in the sending countries (stayers); (5) To explore and compare the latest return migration of the young Poles and Lithuanians; (6) To distil (if possible) migratory behaviours of mobile ethnic Poles from Lithuania and ethnic Lithuanians from Poland in the UK.
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The specific objective of the TEFCE project is to develop innovative and feasible policy tools at the university and European level for supporting, monitoring and assessing the community engagement of universities. The project has two sub-objectives: (I) To develop and pilot an innovative toolbox (including specific measures for guidance, assessment and peer-learning) on the community engagement of universities; (II) To assess the feasibility of launching innovative tools for policymakers and stakeholders to monitor, measure and incentivise community engagement of universities at the European level. For more info visit our website - https://www.tefce.eu/