IMISCOE Annual Conference 27-29 August 2014, Madrid We are seeking paper presentations on highly skilled migration and brain waste in the (European) labour market for the annual IMISCOE conference in Madrid, 27-29 August 2014. Please send abstracts by 31 May 2014.
On the 13th of June, the Dutch-Flemish academic network Centre for the History of Migrants (CGM) in cooperation with Museum aan de Stroom (MAS), will organize a one day workshop on migration and integration policies. The title of the workshop is: ‘Travelling Policies. Convergence of Dutch and Flemish immigration and integration policies and practices put into a European comparative perspective...
Registration for delegates for the international conference on Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice is now open. Deadline for registration is 1 June 2014.
The IMISCOE Board of Directors has decided to allocate seed funding to 22 research clusters for the year 2014-2015. This includes 8 Standing Committees, and 14 Research Initiatives. Two research clusters this year achieved the status of Standing Committee: 'Ageing Migrants' and ' Education and Social Mobility.
The coordination of the IMISCOE network has moved to Erasmus University on April 1 st . To celebrate the transfer, a minisymposium was held on March 27 th on the future research agenda of IMISCOE.
As of April 1st, the IMISCOE Research Network welcomes five new institutional members. This brings the total number of IMISCOE member institutes to 32, the largest number in its history.
The IMISCOE Board of Directors has decided to enter an association with the journal Comparative Migration Studies. Given the importance of journal publications to the development of migration and integration studies, this association adds an important component to the publication strategy of IMISCOE.
Public debate in much of Europe has shifted against immigrants and their children since in the late 2000s. With an extra push from the financial crisis, the so-called ‘threat of Islam’ has been raised as a key political issue by one populist party after another.

Transnationalität als Ressource? Netzwerke vietnamesischer Migrantinnen und Migranten zwischen Berlin und Vietnam 2011 Antonie Schmiz, 370 pages Markets, citizenship and rights: state regulation of labour migration in Malaysia and Spain 2010 Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, 227 pages

A new issue is published of the journal Comparative Migration Studies. The special issue 'Lessons from Canada and Germany: Immigration and Integration Experiences Compared', edited by Harald Bauder, brings together key scholars from Germany and Canada. Various contributions compare integration and immigration experiences in both countries from very different (disciplinary) angles. For full and...