Welcome Message from the Chair of the Local Organising Committee


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Erasmus University Rotterdam in June this year. The 14th Annual Conference of IMISCOE will focus on Migration, Diversity and the City. Throughout the program you will recognize various thematic lines, of which many are associated with IMISCOE Standing Committees and Research Initiatives. This includes education and social mobility, the refugee situation, multi-level governance, aging, transnationalism, migration & popular art, citizenship, and cities of migration.

During the program you can also participate in one of the semi-plenaries, which have been developed to focus more in-depth on key developments in the field of migration and diversity studies. This year these semi-plenaries will focus amongst others on diverse cities, on city networks and on refugee integration.

Also we hope that you will enjoy Rotterdam during your stay. The conference website provides various suggestions on hotels, on how to get to Rotterdam and on what to do in Rotterdam. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to get in touch with the IMISCOE Network Office or with the Local Organizing Committee.

See you soon in Rotterdam!

Peter Scholten