Coordination of IMISCOE Research Network moves to Rotterdam
The IMISCOE Research Network will be coordinated from Rotterdam (the Netherlands) as of April 2014. The IMISCOE Board of Directors meeting of 28 August in Malmö (Sweden) named Maruice Crul, Han Entzinger and Peter Scholten of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) as the new team responsible for the operations of the network.
Within EUR, the network will be hosted by the Citizenship, Migration and the City (CIMIC) programme of the Faculty of Social Sciences. CIMIC is already a well-known and respected research group in the field of migration and integration. With the network and with the support and collaboration of the City of Rotterdam, it hopes to expand further to become an international hub of research in this field.
Rotterdam itself is a super diverse ‘global city’ that faces many migration and integration-related issues. This gives an added dimension to IMISCOE’s new location. The municipality of Rotterdam will contribute to support the network during its term at EUR, with the aim of better linking research and practice. Hosting the IMISCOE network is also aimed at raising international awareness of Rotterdam’s own citizenship policies. For EUR, it is part of a broader strategy to further internationalize its education and research and to strengthen cooperation with the City of Rotterdam.
Maurice Crul will be the international coordinator of the network and Peter Scholten will serve as co-coordinator.