Final Program of the IMISCOE PhD Workshop 2017: Academic Skills during and after a PhD in Migration Studies

Many beginning and advanced PhDs have questions about their PhD project and all this entails. These workshops will cover some of the most frequently raised questions, concerning aspects of publication, research funding, and academic networking. They also offer participants the opportunity to meet their peers in a relaxed atmosphere.


Thank You Reviewers!

The Board of Comparative Migration Studies has published a statement in which it thanked reviewers for their continued support. It was stated that "their expertise and hard work as a reviewer is invaluable to us and has helped the authors in improving their manuscripts".

See full statement with list of reviewers

Call for papers - 3CI PhD Winter School: Migration and Urban Change (15 - 19 January 2018)

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


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: The Civic Turn of Immigrant Integration Policies in the Scandinavian Welfare States
Edited by Borevi, Karin | Kriegbaum Jensen, Kristian | Mouritsen, Per


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

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.


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

How to join a Research Group?

If you wish to join one of the research groups, please get it in touch with the research group leaders, or send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.