What are the causes and nature of current migration processes? How can migration flows be managed and influenced? How can societies maintain social cohesion and societal viability? How can scientists, policymakers and practitioners in the field exchange knowledge and experience? Answering these kind of questions is what catalysed IMISCOE’s establishment and what continues to drive the Network’s activities.
Research: The Network supports and maintains a broad range of research initiatives in line with the special expertise of its members. The development of common lines of study is primarily research-driven. The IMISCOE Research Network derives its relevance for society in general and for policy and politics in particular from its theory-based, analytical contributions.
Training: Training of young 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. PhD training has the highest priority. Training for non-researchers can be made available on request and if externally financed.
Communication: The IMISCOE Research Network maintains publications and communications channels to ensure that the results of its research are available to the public at large as well as to politicians, policymakers and other stakeholders. Its ambition is to make a difference in public perceptions and policymaking by contributing sound, knowledge-based information. Specific dissemination activities are done by the Network in line with external funding.