November 2017

Newsletter #06



Reminder: CfP IMISCOE Spring Conference 2018

On 1-2 March 2018, Centre of Migration Research (University of Warsaw), organizes a spring conference on migration and labour market; patterns and challenges of immigrants’ labour market incorporation in contemporary Europe. 

Economic integration of immigrants is commonly presented as one of key preconditions for successful integration in other spheres (social integration in particular). Nonetheless, it remains unclear how we should define – and understand – integration in economic sense: as unrestricted access of immigrants to the labour market and employment (Penninx 1990), as an ability to obtain an identical or similar position on the labour to the representatives of the receiving society (Barrett and Duffy 2007; Ager and Strang 2008) or simply as successful labour market incorporation. Additionally, most of the theoretical concepts and empirical studies focus on the American or Western European model of immigration (and integration) and do not necessarily address such issues as particularities of temporary migration or the role of migration policies in various phases of the migration transition (Arango 2012). »

Reminder: IMISCOE Seed fundng for research clusters: call for proposals (deadline December 1, 2017)

IMISCOE encourages scholars from the network to explore new opportunities for research, collaboration and publications. Therefore, it provides seed funding to the development of new research (by developing research proposals), joint publications or other activities around specific topics or new niches of research. Existing successful research clusters and standing committees are also encouraged to apply if they can clearly identify why further support from IMISCOE is needed for new activities. »

Reminder: Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2018 - call for nominations

IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2018 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 (overview of winners) to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2018 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 8 January 2018. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dissertation supervisors may also nominate candidates. »

News from the IMISCOE PhD Network - New representative and soundboard 

With the aim of facilitating training and network opportunities for doctoral researchers in the field of migration and integration, the IMISCOE PhD Network carries out several activities. At the annual IMISCOE Summer conference, the PhD Network organizes workshops specifically tailored for PhDs. We run a PhD candidates’ blog called ‘PhD insights’, have a teaching reflections group for researchers involved in teaching activities, and a network group aiming to improve PhD networking opportunities within IMISCOE. 
Following the successful workshop at this year’s conference in Rotterdam, we received numerous applications from people interested in contributing to the network’s activities. Currently, 21 PhD candidates are actively engaged in the ‘PhD Soundboard’ which organizes all the network’s activities. As of October 2017, Cathrine Talleraas was appointed as new representative of the network. For 2017-2018 she aims to improve the visibility of the PhD Network and strengthen its ongoing activities. The PhD Network thanks Carmen C. Draghini for her effort coordinating the network in 2016-2017.
We encourage members and others who are interested to check out our website, our blog, our facebook page, and our new twitter account @IMISCOE_PhD.
Cathrine Talleraas








New Programme and Network “European Master in Migration Studies” kicked-off in Osnabrück

On Friday, 3 November 2017, the new European academic exchange programme European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) was officially launched in the “Peace Hall” of the town hall of Osnabrück. Aim of the programme is to promote the mobility and cross-country learning of students and the exchange of teaching staff between eight high-level institutes of migration research and their respective master programmes. The new exchange programme is coordinated by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück. »
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Comparative Migration Studies

Recently published:


Cycles of judicial and executive power in irregular migration.
Authors: Marinella Marmo and ​​​Maria Giannacopoulos 

Surveying immigrants in Southern Europe: Spanish and Italian strategies in comparative perspective. 

Authors: Inmaculada Serrano SanguilindaElisa Barbiano di Belgiojoso, Amparo González FerrerStefania Maria Lorenza Rimoldi and 

Gian Carlo Blangiardo. This article belongs to a special issue entitled: "Sampling Migrants in Europe: How to develop a comparative design?".»


Expected soon:

Early tracking and immigrant optimism: a comparative study of educational aspirations among students in disadvantaged schools in Sweden and the Netherlands.

Author: by Olav Nygard


Trajectories of emigrant quasi-citizenship: a comparative study of Mexico and Turkey.
Author: Rusen Yasar




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