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PhD Network: Call for new working group members

The PhD Soundboard is a council of active members of the PhD Network, having regular meetings (usually via Skype) to discuss ideas to be developed, the following steps, to approve what other groups want to accomplish and to support the PhD Representative. To be part of the Soundboard PhD students have to become a member of the PhD Network. This membership is automatically granted when participating at the IMISCOE Annual Conference with the PhD discount.

Read more: PhD Network: Call for new working group members


May 2017

Call for papers - 3CI PhD Winter School: Migration and Urban Change (15 - 19 January 2018)

The Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège is glad to welcome applications for the third edition of the IMISCOE 3CI PhD Winter School ‘Migration and Urban Change'.

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April 2017

Final Program of the IMISCOE PhD Workshop 2017: Academic Skills during and after a PhD in Migration Studies

Many beginning and advanced PhDs have questions about their PhD project and all this entails. These workshops will cover some of the most frequently raised questions, concerning aspects of publication, research funding, and academic networking. They also offer participants the opportunity to meet their peers in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank You Reviewers!

The Board of Comparative Migration Studies has published a statement in which it thanked reviewers for their continued support. It was stated that "their expertise and hard work as a reviewer is invaluable to us and has helped the authors in improving their manuscripts".

See full statement with list of reviewers

March 2017

New IMISCOE PhD Blog entry: short interview with Maurizio Ambrosini

In the most recent PhD Blog entry, Nare Galstyan (PhD Candidate at the University of Milan) asks Maurizio Ambrosini (Professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan) about books and movies on the topic of migration.

Read the entry

Call for bids to host the IMISCOE PhD Summer school 2018

IMISCOE has an annual PhD Summer school, in the past organized among other in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, and at Princeton. IMISCOE is now looking for interested institutions, or teams of several institutions, to develop bids to host the IMISCOE PhD Summer school 2018.

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Interview on IMISCOE Research Series publication with Olena Fedyuk and Marta Kindler

The recently published book Ukrainian Migration to the European Union: Lessons from Migration Studies provides a comprehensive examination into the flow of Ukrainian nationals to the EU. The editors Marta Kindler and Olena Fedyuk talk about the volume that is part of IMISCOE's Research Series in an extensive video interview.

February 2017

Podcast with Will Kymlicka and Rainer Bauböck based on CMS Special Issue

Talking Migration is a podcast produced by Dr Clara Sandelind at the University of Sheffield. In a recent episode, the discussion revolved around the debate on 'solidarity in diverse societies' that was sparked by a special issue of the open access journal Comparative Migration Studies. Clara Sandelind, Will Kymlicka and Rainer Bauböck picked up where the special issue left off.

Listen to Talking Migration

Download the special issue of CMS

 

Open University joins and IMES rejoins IMISCOE / Eleonore Kofman new Executive Board member

IMISCOE is proud to announce that the Open University in London joined the network whereas the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam has rejoined the network. Moreover, Eleonore Kofman (Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship at Middlesex University) has been appointed as member of the Executive Board

Coordination of IMISCOE remains at the Erasmus University Rotterdam

The coordination of Europe’s largest network of scholars on migration, integration and social cohesion remains at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2014, the EUR was granted its’ first period as coordinator of the IMISCOE Network. In February 2017, the IMSICOE Board of Directors has decided to grant EUR a second term as coordinator, from 2018 to 2022.

Ebook on the integration of migrants and refugees

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence recently published an ebook on the Integration of Migrants and RefugeesSeveral researchers from the IMISCOE network have contributed to this book that addresses the challenges that the current migration and refugee crisis poses to the traditional integration mechanisms and processes employed by European countries.

View and/or download the ebook (pdf)

January 2017

IMISCOE PhD Workshop on 28 June 2017 in Rotterdam

Following the success of the 2016 PhD Workshop, which took place during the 13th Annual IMISCOE conference in Prague, the next IMISCOE PhD Workshop will take place on 28 June 2017 during the 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Rotterdam. As was the case in Prague, the workshop will be organised in the morning of the first day of the conference, just before the official opening of the program.

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Journal CMS: New Editorial Board members

IMISCOE is happy to announce that six new members have joined the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed, open access journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS):

  • Dr. Paolo Boccagni, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr. Martin Bak Jørgensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Prof. dr. Andreas Pott, University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • Dr. Deniz Şenol Sert, Özyeğin University, Turkey
  • Dr. AKM Ahsan Ullah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

November 2016

Videos, photos and opening speeches from the IMISCOE conference in Prague

The 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference took place in Prague, 30 June – 2 July 2016. The conference covered the theme ‘Migration and Development’ and was organized by the Geographic Migration Centre (GEOMIGRACE) at Charles University in Prague.

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New PhD Representative: Carmen C. Draghici

As of September 2016, Carmen C. Draghici replaced Juan Francisco Alvarado as the representative of the IMISCOE PhD Network. She was appointed as the PhD Representative of the IMISCOE PhD Network for the period 2016-2017.

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October 2016

IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2017

IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2017 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 2017 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 9 January 2017. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dissertation supervisors may also nominate candidates.

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September 2016

IMISCOE Annual Conference 2017: Call for Papers, Panels and Workshops

Cities are often the main ports of entry for migration and the location where migration-related diversity is manifested most prominently. The 14th annual conference turns attention to the urban dimension of migration and migration-related diversity. The conference with the theme 'Migration, Diversity and the City' will take place in Rotterdam (June 28-30, 2017)

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CfP: IMISCOE Spring Conference 2017 (Deadline: 4 November, 2016)

The IMISCOE Spring Conference will be held at Middlesex University London on 17 February 2017 on the Tyranny of Categories in Migration Policy, Research and Data Production. A number of writers have highlighted the ways in which categories form the backbone of policies through which they define the conditions of mobility and the concomitant set of entry, residence, economic and social rights as well orient research and data production.

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IMISCOE Seed Funding for Research Clusters: Call for Proposals (Deadline: December 1, 2016)

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.

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CMS: Call for Special Issues (Deadline: November 30, 2016)

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. CMS is published by Springer. The association between IMISCOE and Comparative Migration Studies means that the journal can publish Open Access without asking for Author-Pays Fees. 

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IMISCOE Call for Book Proposals (Deadline: November 15, 2016)

Manuscripts invited on asylum in Europe, intra-EU mobility and new migration routes 

In addition to its open call for book proposals, IMISCOE is launching a Special Call inviting manuscripts that address themes that the IMISCOE Editorial Committee deems particularly relevant in the current context and which have received less attention in the IMISCOE series so far.

More information (pdf)

How to submit a book proposal (docx)

The deadline for submission of book proposals under this call is 15 November 2016.

August 2016

Reflections on the IMISCOE PhD Summer School 2016 & Interview with Douglas Massey

The first transatlantic IMISCOE Summer School was a big success. In a stimulating Princeton environment a group of 30 PhD candidates from the US and Europe followed a five-day program with lectures by Maurice Crul, Marco Martiniello, Karen Pren and Douglas Massey. Additionally the group participated in a panel discussion at the City University New York (CUNY) with Richard Alba, Nancy Foner and Phil Kasinitz.

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Complete Your IMISCOE Collection Sale

Amsterdam University Press and IMISCOE are proud to announce the Complete Your Collection Sale, with a 50% discount on all currently available IMISCOE titles. For order information and a list of all discounted titles, please visit the AUP website.

Together, Amsterdam University Press and the IMISCOE research network have published more than 100 titles on International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion. More than 50 titles are now available at a 50% discount with free international shipping. Take this opportunity to complete your collection or that of your university library!

The offer is valid only at www.aup.nl until the 31st of October, 2016.

July 2016

Photos from Prague / First announcement of 14th Annual Conference

While participants are asked to evaluate the 13th annual conference in Prague, the organizers have published a first set of photos.

Moreover, IMISCOE is happy to announce that the 14th Annual Conference ('Migration, Diversity and the City') will take place in Rotterdam (28-30 June, 2017).

ERCOMER and FLSHASE join the IMISCOE network

IMISCOE is happy to welcome two new member institutes:

This increases the number of participating institutes to a total of 38.

 

June 2016

IMISCOE PhD blog launched with an interview with Dušan Drbohlav (GEOMIGRACE)

The IMISCOE PhD Network forms a network of actively engaged PhD students within the IMISCOE network. In order to share insights on the latest research in the field of migration studies, The IMISCOE PhD blog was launched.

The first entry consists of an interview with Professor Dušan Drbohlav (GEOMIGRACE), Charles University in Prague, the main organizer of this year’s IMISCOE conference on “Migration and development” in Prague.

Special Issue based on Will Kymlicka's 'Solidarity in Diverse Societies'

IMISCOE is proud to announce the publication of a new issue of the journal Comparative Migration Studies. Based on a lead article by Will Kymlicka on Solidarity in diverse societies: beyond neoliberal multiculturalism and welfare chauvinism, this special issue hosts a conversation between leading scholars from various disciplines and perspectives on the relation between immigration, welfare state, cultural diversity and nationhood.

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May 2016

Dr. Milena Belloni is the winner of the 2016 IMISCOE-Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award

Milena Belloni's dissertation entitled ‘Cosmologies of destinations: roots and routes of Eritrean forced migration toward Europe’, was defended at Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento in November 2015. The award ceremony will take place during the upcoming IMISCOE conference in Prague, on Thursday June 30th.

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IMISCOE Web Directory is now open

The IMISCOE Web Directory enables visitors to perform detailed searches in order to obtain information on individuals who participate in Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of international migration, integration and social cohesion. Registered users are welcome to add their profile to this database on our website.

April 2016

Registration portal for the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Prague is now open

Registration for the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Prague is now open. Registration can be completed via the online conference portal. Deadline for registration is 1 June.

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IMISCOE PhD Workshop 2016: Academic skills during and after a PhD in Migration Studies

How do I best manage the work and the amount of information within my PhD? How can I get my work published? How to present papers in such a way that it successfully communicates my message, and facilitates constructive feedback? What should I be aware of when preparing my PhD defense? What are my professional options after the PhD? What are the typical challenges related to teaching while doing my PhD, and how can I better address them?

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March 2016

CMS: Call for Special Issues (Deadline: May 30, 2016)

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. CMS is published by Springer. The association between IMISCOE and Comparative Migration Studies means that the journal can publish Open Access without asking for Author-Pays Fees. 

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New edited volume by Pastore and Ponzo and new issue of CMS

IMISCOE is happy to announce two new publications at once:

The first one is an openly accessible edited book by Ferrucio Pastore and Irene Ponzo called 'Inter-group Relations and Migrant Integration in European Cities: Changing Neighbourhoods'.

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February 2016

Netherlands to take initiative to obtain more harmonisation in asylum recognition rates

In spite of sharing a similar legal framework, Member states of the European Union assess asylum requests differently. That conclusion is reached in the report How (un)restrictive are we? ‘Adjusted’ and ‘expected’ asylum recognition rates in Europe, written by IMISCOE sociologist dr. Arjen Leerkes, affiliated with Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC). In response to the study, and in the context of its EU presidency, the Netherlands has taken the initiative to obtain more harmonisation in Europe.

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December 2015

Research Group on 'Refugees in European localities'

IMISCOE distinguishes three types of research clusters: Standing Committees, Aspirant Standing Committees and Research Groups. The latter involve new research initiatives that focus on a very specific line of activity and a specific group of researchers geared to that. Due to current events in Europe and the increased attention on refugees, IMISCOE is happy to re-introduce the Research Group on Refugees in European localities: Reception, Perceptions and Policies.

Also see: Call for papers for a research panel on “Refugee reception: From uncertainty to innovation” during the IMISCOE Annual Conference in Prague (30 June – 2 July 2016).

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New Research Series Publication: An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation

IMISCOE is happy to announce the publication of An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: European Perspectives, edited by Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath and Bruno Meeus. The e-book can now be purchased via springer.com

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Fiona Adamson receives Immigration Research Network inaugural best paper prize (sponsored by Comparative Migration Studies)

Fiona Adamson from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London received the prize for her paper Sending states and the making of intra-diasporic politics: Turkey and its diasporas in Europe.

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November 2015

IMISCOE PhD Summer School 2016, Princeton University

IMISCOE and Princeton University are proud to announce the first transatlantic IMISCOE PhD Summer school. The PhD Summer school will take place between 7th -13th of August 2016 in Princeton on campus. The application procedure is now closed. 

Costs and Subsidies

The PhD summer school fee is 550 Euro (or 615 Dollar) which includes a welcome reception, a closing dinner, lunches and refreshments in the coffee breaks. You will have the possibility to be housed on campus in the Princeton dormitories (for 65 Dollar a night).

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Young European demographer among Bataclan victims

The IMISCOE network is very sad to share the news that among the victims of the terrorist attack on the Bataclan theatre in Paris was Valeria Solesin, a young European demographer.

Valeria, 28 years, from Venice, was working on her doctoral thesis on fertility in France and Italy at INED and Sorbonne University. Valeria was also active in voluntary work for the homeless.

Neodemos, the Italian-language population website, has republished her piece (Allez les filles, au travail!). You find the link to the piece (in Italian), here http://www.neodemos.info/allez-les-filles-au-travail-2/.

CfP: 13th IMISCOE Conference in Prague

The 13th IMISCOE Conference welcomes contributions from scholars in various disciplines and on all aspects of migration, integration and ethnic studies. The migration-development nexus has been a part of migration studies for many years. Alongside issues directly in the migration field it also touches on a number of more general subjects such as the polarization of the world, global diversity issues, socio-economic inequalities, cultural changes, and more, which are relevant to a number of social science disciplines.

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Activities of member institutes on refugees

As Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration, IMISCOE wants to manifest itself in a suitable way in relation to the current refugee discussion. Therefore, we want to regularly inform the public about activities that the various IMISCOE institutes and members have taken on this issue. With the help of a small team consisting of Lucinda Fonseca, Anna Triandafyllidou and Sonia Pereira, IMISCOE aims to collect and disseminate news about these activities.

Please click here to download an overview of recent activities such as roundtable seminars, research projects and publications (xlsx).

Also, we are very open to initiatives from members who would like to take this dossier a step further, and for instance organize joint activities within the IMISCOE network. If you are interested in doing so, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New book available: Integration Processes and Policies in Europe

IMISCOE is happy to announce that a new book has been published by Springer International. Edited by Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas and Rinus Penninx, Integration Processes and Policies in Europe: Contexts, Levels and Actors is now also to be found in our own digital library.

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October 2015

New Special Issue by Journal of Comparative Migration Studies

IMISCOE is happy to announce the recent publication of a special issue of Comparative Migration Studies on 'Family involvement and educational success of the children of immigrants in Europe'. The special issue brings together five papers that focus on family involvement and the educational success of children of immigrants.

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September 2015

New PhD representative and workshop committee

IMISCOE is happy to announce the new representative, workshop committee and soundboard of the PhD network. As of September 2015, Juan Francisco Alvarado has taken over the position of being the IMISCOE PhD representative. Next to the new PhD representative, there are three new members of the PhD workshop committee: Floris Peters, Maria Kranendonk and Silvia Silva. Finally the new PhD soundboard has 8 members: Elida Cena, Marion Fischer-Neumann, Sophie Hinger, Mark van Ostaijen, Ilona van Breugel, Giulia Raimondo, Kristyna Peychlova and Ludmila Kopecka.

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Terézia Nagy reports from the Hungary-Serbia border

In the face of the current refugee crisis in Europe, we recently called on our members to inform us about any initiatives they are involved in, with the prospective of joining forces with other individuals from our network. Upon this call we received a brief report from our member Terézia Nagy:

In recent months, tens of thousands of refugees – mainly Syrians and Afghans, but also coming from other crisis areas – travelled through Hungary arriving from the Serbian border.

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Quality of the IMISCOE Conference in Geneva rated by participants

For the first time we asked participants at the 2015 IMISCOE annual conference to give us feedback on the organization and content of the conference. Some forty percent of the participants filled in the online survey. The average score out of 10 for the conference as a whole was 7.7 points. We also asked for written feedback and we received many helpful suggestions for the future.

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Measures of Control: Managing Migration in the 21st Century (IMISCOE Spring Conference 2016)

Call for Papers: Centre for Advanced Migration Studies (AMIS) and IMISCOE jointly organize a conference on controlling migration, University of Copenhagen, 18-19. February 2016.

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IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2016

IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2016 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 2016 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 4 January 2016. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dissertation supervisors may also nominate candidates.

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IMISCOE welcomes supportive initiatives

The current refugee crisis in Europe makes many people wonder about whether and how they can be of any help.

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New IMISCOE Research Series publication: 'Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity'

IMISCOE is happy to announce that a new book has been published by Springer International. Edited by Patrick Simon, Victor Piché, and Amélie A. Gagnon, Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics is now also to be found in our own digital library.

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July 2015

Successful first edition PhD Workshop

The PhD Workshop during the IMISCOE annual conference in Geneva was well received by participants. It offered a good opportunity to actively engage with peers and experts in the network.

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