Extra newsletter  #3 - May 2018

Conference News


(Early Bird) Registration is open for IMISCOE's 15th annual conference until 1 June, 2018

IMISCOE’s 15th annual conference, will take place on the 2nd-4th of July 2018 in Barcelona. The network office and local organizers in Barcelona have been working hard on finalizing the portal which provides all information on the Barcelona conference, that this year covers the topic “Europe, migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobilities and intercultural challenges.”

The launch of the registration-website will provide you with registration-options, but also with the conference program and all practical information on conference venue and hotel accommodations. 


Register before  June 1, 2018 to benefit from the "Early Bird" Registration rate of 200 euros. Registration rate after June 1 will be 250 euros . We do not accept wire or bank transfers.

The portal will close June 25, 2018 (24:00 CEST time).



Reminder Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award - deadline 21 May, 2018

The Rinus Penninx best paper award in honour of the founding father of IMISCOE is an annual award for the best paper submitted to and presented at the IMISCOE annual conference. The award is sponsored by the journal Comparative Migration Studies. An anonymous review committee decides on the allocation of the award. Besides the honour of receiving the award, the prize winner also receives € 750.-- and the opportunity to publish the paper in the journal CMS.

To be eligible for the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award, please submit your paper before 21 May 2018 by uploading your paper via the website or send your paper to the chair of your panel. Chairs can nominate full papers and are not restricted to the number of nominations. Only original, non-published papers are taken into consideration for the prize. When a paper has more than one author, an authorship note should be added in which the role of each author is explained.

In case information on conveners and/or chair is not available in the programming of the conference sessions, the submission will have to be sent to IMISCOE’s network office (

Overview of the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award winners:

REMINDER Invitation to the opening conference of CrossMigration


In March the IMISCOE-led H2020 project CrossMigration has started. The project aims to strengthen the research infrastructure for migration studies in Europe, to develop an interactive migration research hub, and to promote systematic knowledge accumulation on topics of migration and diversity.

There will be several events during the 2-year project, but on May 30 - June 1st there will be an opening conference where migration scholars from across countries, disciplines and various methodological backgrounds, are asked to provide their input to the CrossMigration project design. This input will then be used in finalizing the project methodology, and for various research assignments later in the project. The conference is open to participation for all IMISCOE members that would like to be involved, and that would like to think with us on how to enhance our field of migration studies. The draft conference program for the Florence conference can be found HERE. You can register for participation HERE .  For questions you can mail to Nathan Levy



REMINDER to join ReSOMA (Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum)

ReSOMA - Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum - is a project funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme that aims at creating a platform for regular collaboration and exchange between Europe’s well-developed networks of migration researchers, stakeholders and practitioners to foster evidence-based policymaking. Being a Coordination and Support Action (CSA), ReSOMA is meant to communicate directly with policy makers by providing ready-to-use evidence on policy, policy perceptions and policy options on migration, asylum and integration gathered among researchers, stakeholders and practitioners. Join the newly-established Expert Database to share your expertise, broaden your professional network and be consulted directly through ad-hoc surveys and thematic discussions .



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