Various of IMISCOE’s core activities are organized in task-specific committees.

The Financial Committee serves as the Network’s auditing committee. The leading partner (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) administers finances of the IMISCOE Research Network and guarantees financial accountability. The task of the Financial Committee is to prepare financial control for the Board of Directors. Members are appointed by the Board of Directors.

The Editorial Committee guarantees the quality of the IMISCOE publications and herein reviews submitted publication, advises on the structure of the IMISCOE publication program. The journal CMS is led by an Editorial Board. The, External Affairs Committee defines policies concerning IMISCOE’s external relations, in particular relations to the broader social, policy and political environment. The coordinator of the External Affairs Committee is responsible in chairing all the face-to-face and virtual meetings. Herein, the coordination of the implementation of the recommendations also happen. The coordinator also manages the EAC-agenda, represents the EAC at the BD, and is in permanent contact with the IMISCOE director.  

The training committee groups together a number of key activities related to PhD and MA/MSc level training, including the PhD Committee, EuMIGS and the organization of PhD summer schools. Finally, there are several committees specifically for IMISCOE Awards, including Maria Baganha PhD Award committee, and the Rinus Penninx Best Paper award committee.


Financial Committee

  • Dr. Arnfinn Midtboen, (ISF), Norway
  • Dr. Wiebke Sievers, (ISR), Austria
  • Warda Belabas, (EUR), The Netherlands, serves as secretary

Editorial Committee

Irina Isaakyan will serve as the committee's managing editor. For contact, please mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

External Affairs Committee

  • Dr. Albert Kraler, Department for Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Prof.dr. Marco Martiniello, (CEDEM) - Centre d’Études de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations) - Liege, Belgium 
  • Prof.dr. Andreas Pott, (IMIS) - Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien - Osnabruck, Germany
  • Dr. Asya Pisarevskaya, (EUR) - Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Sarah Spencer, (COMPAS) - Oxford University , United Kingdom
  • Prof.dr. Ricard Zapata-Barrero (coordinator), (GRITIM) - Universitat Pompeu Fabra 

 Training Committee

  • Dr. Marta Bivand Erdal, (PRIO) - Peace Research Institute - Oslo, Norway 
  • Dr. Cathrine Talleraas, (PRIO) - Peace Research Institute - Oslo, Norway 
  • Dr. Jens Schneider, (IMIS) - Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies  - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Prof.dr. Eleonore Kofman, (MDX)- Middlesex University London - Middlesex, United Kingdom
  • Prof.dr. Marco Martiniello, (CEDEM) - Centre d’Études de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations - Liege, Belgium 

Award Committee

Maria Baganha PhD Thesis Award Committee

  • Dr. Rosa Aparicio Gómez, (IEM), Spain (Chair)
  • Dr. Pawel Kaczmarczyk, (CMR), Poland (Jury)
  • Prof.dr. Russell King, (SCMR), UK (Jury)
  • Dr. Janine Dahinden, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland (Jury)
  • Prof.dr. Endre Sik, TÁRKI, Hungary (Jury)
  • Dr. Julie Vullnetari (University of Southampton) (Jury)
  • Prof. Giuseppe Sciortino (University of Trento, Italy) (Jury)
  • Warda Belabas, Netherlands, serves as the committee’s coordinator

Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award Committee

  • Prof.dr. Rinus Penninx, University of Amsterdam (Chair)
  • Dr. Marta Bivand Erdal, (PRIO) - Peace Research Institute Oslo (Jury)
  • Dr. Joaquin Eguren, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Jury)
  • Dr. Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Jury)  
  • Dr. Pedro Gois, University of Coimbra (Jury)
  • Prof.dr Laura Oso, Universidade da Coruña (Jury)
  • Dr. Jens Schneider, Univeristy of Osnabruck (Jury)
  • Dr. Deniz Şenol Sert, Özyeğin University, Turkey (Jury)