Open University London and IMES (University of Amsterdam) join IMISCOE / Eleonore Kofman new Executive Board member

IMISCOE is proud to announce that the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam and the Open University in London have joined the network. Moreover, Eleonore Kofman (Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship at Middlesex University) has been appointed as member of the Executive Board

Call for papers - 3CI PhD Summer School: Migration and Urban Change (17-21 July 2017)

The Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CIMIC) of the University of Liège is glad to welcome applications for the third edition of the IMISCOE 3CI PhD Summer School ‘Migration and Urban Change'


Ebook on the integration of migrants and refugees

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence recently published an ebook on the Integration of Migrants and RefugeesSeveral researchers from the IMISCOE network have contributed to this book that addresses the challenges that the current migration and refugee crisis poses to the traditional integration mechanisms and processes employed by European countries.

View and/or download the ebook (pdf)

What IMISCOE does


Throughout the year numerous IMISCOE events are organised, in the context of research clusters, publication events, PhD training, etc. The most important item on the annual agenda of IMISCOE is the annual conference, which has been organised every year since 2004 by one of IMISCOE's member institutes. This year's 13th Annual Conference took place in Prague. In 2017 the 14th Annual Conference will be organised in Rotterdam on 28-30 June 2017.


News & Newsletters

IMISCOE distributes news from the IMISCOE network as well as news from IMISCOE members (individuals as well as member institutes). The latter category includes news on activities, research, publications and events from members, as well as selected news that is important for the network members. Both types of messages are also included in the monthly newsletters of IMISCOE.


Training & Awards

Training of researchers is an essential task of the Network. By pooling the resources and expertise of its partners and members, IMISCOE facilitates the highest quality training for all Network members. It also makes long-term investments in the broader field by opening its training facilities to non-members. To this aim, the Network organizes annual winter- or summer schools for PhD's, as well as specific training modules at other IMISCOE events.



IMISCOE has established a number of publication series, including books as well as the journal Comparative Migration Studies. In terms of book publications, IMISCOE has established a reputable IMISCOE Book Series with over 50 books over the past decade (how to propose a bookproposal). Most books  previously published can be found in the OAPEN library as well. All books are submitted to a rigorous peer-review procedure via the IMISCOE editorial committee.



IMISCOE Seed Funding 2017  Form for Cluster Proposals (doc)

Over the past decade IMISCOE has provided seed money to selected research initiatives.



Edited by Lafleur, Jean-Michel | Stanek, Mikolaj
Lessons from Migration Studies
Edited by Fedyuk, Olena | Kindler, Marta
Special Issue: Social Remittances and the Changing Transnational Landscape
Edited by Lacroix, Thomas | Levitt, Peggy | Vari-Lavoisier, Ilka


Standing Committees

Standing Committees involve research clusters that have been established for a longer period of time, and have a broad programme of activities and a broad audience that they serve within IMISCOE.

Overview Standing Committees

Research Groups

Research Groups involve new research initiatives that focus on a very specific line of activity and a specific group of researchers geared to that.

Overview Research Groups

Standing Committee: Ageing Migrants

Ageing migrants are a growing and diverse population throughout Europe and beyond. Research on this group, while still in its infancy, focuses on a variety of themes: care for and by, transnationalism, active ageing, inter-generational relations, return migration, international retirement migration, health, well-being and vulnerability, rights and social policies, social networks, labour market participation, and much more.


How to join a Research Group?

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Join the IMISCOE Network

Join the IMISCOE network, become an individual member. Or read more about institutional and individual memberships and their benefits.


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Follow IMISCOE on Social Media

You can follow IMISCOE on Twitter (@IMISCOE), where we will distribute news from the network as well as important messages from or for members. In addition, we have opened a Facebook page, where you can follow twitter messages as well as more visual material on IMISCOE events.