International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion

IMISCOE is Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The network involves 39 member institutes and over 500 scholars from all over Europe and focuses on comparative research, publications, the organization of events, PhD training and awards and communication. The network supports more than 30 research clusters and the IMISCOE annual conferences have become a key item in the agenda of most scholars in our field. Furthermore, the network publishes various book series (a Research Series and a Text Book Series) and the journal Comparative Migration Studies.


Call for Papers: 3CI PhD Winter School                                                     


Call for Special Isues CMS

Proposals invited now!

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. 
CMS accepts proposals for special issues twice a year. The next deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2017. Special issue proposals (as Pdf files) can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


IMISCOE Competitive Call for Book Proposals

Manuscripts invited now!

The IMISCOE Network is launching a Competitive Call for ground-breaking new manuscripts (whether authored or edited). The Call is Open Topic. The selected best book proposal will be offered a contract and a total Open Access fee waiver. All other proposals submitted under the call can be considered for publication under the standard conditions of the series


The winner of the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2017: Dr. Yossi Harpaz

His dissertation entitled “Compensatory Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Dual Nationality in Serbia, Mexico and Israel”, was defended at Princeton University in September 2016.

The award ceremony will take place during the IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam, on Wednesday June 28th 2017.


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 ageing migrants, transnationalism, active ageing, inter-generational relations, return 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.


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Receive news from the IMISCOE network and its members via e-mail: subscribe to our Newsletter.


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.