IMISCOE Bulletin #2

Welcome to the IMISCOE Bulletin second issue

15 April 2020

Welcome all to the second edition of the IMISCOE Bulletin! In these peculiar times we are living, we hope you are all doing well.

If this is your first time visiting the Bulletin, we are happy to have you here. The Bulletin is IMISCOE’s latest communication channel. This platform is a fresh and flavorful connector not only within the IMISCOE Member Institutes (55 and growing!), but also most of our followers and participants in our different activities, such as our Annual Conference, and beyond.

The Bulletin it’s an ever-evolving space that’s always open and process-making. Its main purpose is to show our IMISCOE’s community produce and share knowledge based in research and its engagement to migration, diversity and citizenship!

For this second issue, the menu is stacked! You can find a necessary editorial written by Anna Triandafyllidou (Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada) on the essentiality of migrant workers in this Covid-19 moment, followed by a some of our classic sections. This time’s Spotlight is reserved to ReSOMA (Research platform on European asylum, integration and migration policies), that has been recently incorporated within the IMISCOE structure, ensuring us a permanent knowledge exchange with policy and social agents. ReSOMA will take us on a tour of their activities and work, and it’s paired by a contribution from ICMPD (International Centre for Migration Policy Development) regarding particular strategies to ensure the research-policy nexus.

Our “chat with” interviews feature Gianni D’Amato where we ask him about his experience with the Network, as well as a very interesting talk with Professor Martha Montero-Sieburth interviewed by the PhD Network about mentoring within young migrant scholars and more.

And that’s not it: we close the Bulletin as per usual with our trademark Vitrine. This space is entirely devoted to show some of the latest news and projects coming from our members.

We welcome feedback, ideas and involvements to make this Bulletin our IMISCOE’s brand.

And who’s behind the Bulletin? The EAC, External Affairs Committee, headed by Prof.dr.Ricard Zapata-Barrero, is the team working behind the scenes:

  •  Prof.dr. Ricard Zapata-Barrero (coordinator), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (GRITIM)
  •  Dr. Albert Kraler, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna
  •  Prof.dr. Marco Martiniello, Centre d’ Études de l’Ethnicité et des Migrations, Liege (CEDEM)
  •  Prof.dr. Andreas Pott, Institut fur Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien, Osnabruck (IMIS)
  •  Dr. Sarah Spencer, Oxford University (COMPAS)
  •  Dr. Asya Pisarevskaya, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


If you have any feedback on the Bulletin, ideas you’d like to see implemented and projects you’d like to feature, please do not hesitate to contact MsC. Adham Aly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Now we can only wish you a pleasant read through this Bulletin and to spread the IMISCOE word!


In this Bulletin

#2 - IMISCOE in 2020: new challenges and horizons

Welcome to the IMISCOE Bulletin second issue

Welcome all to the second edition of the IMISCOE Bulletin! In these peculiar times we are living, we hope...

Migration under the Global Pandemic

Turning Crisis into an Opportunity for more Equitable Migration Governance. Earlier this year, countries...

Migration and anti-racism: how do we do this well?

In the times of editing this Bulletin, the World has been going through yet again another turmoil. The death of...

Virtual coffee with: Professor Emerita Martha Montero-Sieburth

“IMISCOE PhD Network” will be a section reserved indeed to the PhD network. Here they will periodically...

Covid-19 and Migration: what our institutes have been working on

More on Covid-19 and migration? Our community has already been very proactive.

The Research Social Platform on Migration and Integration (ReSOMA)

This edition’s spotlight focuses on ReSOMA who will take us on a tour of their work focused on the...

A chat with
Gianni D’Amato

We are now celebrating 15 years of history of IMISCOE. In order to do so we wanted to engage with some of...


The “Vitrine” is a section that wraps up every Bulletin. This is a space dedicated for any member institute...