Deadlines for the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2015

The IMISCOE - 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. 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 Comparative Migration Studies.

Members who want to be applicable for the prize should consider that they have to upload their conference paper before the 21st of May. Subsequently all chairs should nominate candidates before the 28th of May and send this paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three new publications from the TIES Study

IMISCOE is happy to announce three new books from the international TIES project, published in the IMISCOE Research Series by Amsterdam University Press. To download in Open Acces go to our catalogue, to buy a paper copy go to Amsterdam University Press.

- 'The Integration of the Second Generation in Germany: Results of the TIES Survey on the Descendants of Turkish and Yugoslavian Immigrants' by Inken Sürig and Maren Wilmes;

- 'The Integration of Descendants of Migrants from Turkey in Stockholm: The TIES Study in Sweden' by Charles Westin (Ed.);

- 'The New Second Generation in Switzerland: Youth of Turkish and Former Yugoslav Decent in Zürich and Basel' by Fibbi et al. (Eds.)



Will Kymlicka on solidarity in diverse societies

On 29-30 January 2015, the European University Institute in Florence and IMISCOE have jointly organized a conference on “Mobility in Crisis: Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis or is European mobility in crisis?”. It was opened by Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University, Canada). Watch his key note lecture on Building Solidarity in Diverse Societies: Moving Beyond Neoliberal Multiculturalism and Welfare Chauvinism.

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What IMISCOE does


IMISCOE has established a number of publication series, including books as well as the journal Comparative Migration Studies. In terms of book publications, IMISCOE has established a reputable IMISCOE Book Series with over 50 books over the past decade (how to propose a bookproposal). Most books  previously published can be found in the OAPEN library as well. All books are submitted to a rigorous peer-review procedure via the IMISCOE editorial committee. Furthermore, with the IMISCOE Textbooks series, the network also provides a platform to publish educational books for use in the training of graduate-level students pursuing migration, integration and ethnic studies. 



Throughout the year numerous IMISCOE events are organised, in the context of research clusters, publication events, PhD training, etc. The most important item on the annual agenda of IMISCOE is the annual conference, which has been organised every year since 2004 by one of IMISCOE's member institutes. This year's 11th Annual Conference has been organised by IUEM in Madrid. In 2015 the 12th Annual Conference will be organised by the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM, University of Neuchâtel)  and nccr - on the Move on 25-27 June 2015.



Over the past decade IMISCOE has provided seed money to selected research initiatives. It has issued five consecutive Calls (2009-2014) for new research initiatives. The aim of these initiatives is to mobilize colleagues in order to explore possibilities of enhancing new research (by developing research proposals), of joint publications or other activities around specific topics as well as the establishment of Standing Committees for more long term research initiatives.


Training & Awards

Training of researchers is an essential task of the Network. By pooling the resources and expertise of its partners and members, IMISCOE facilitates the highest quality training for all Network members. It also makes long-term investments in the broader field by opening its training facilities to non-members. To this aim, the Network organizes annual winter- or summer schools for PhD's, as well as specific training modules at other IMISCOE events.


News & Newsletters

IMISCOE distributes news from the IMISCOE network as well as news from IMISCOE members (individuals as well as member institutes). The latter category includes news on activities, research, publications and events from members, as well as selected news that is important for the network members. Both types of messages are also included in the monthly newsletters of IMISCOE.



Youth of Turkish and Former Yugoslav Decent in Zürich and Basel
By Fibbi, Rosita | Topgül, Ceren | Ugrina, Dusan | Wanner, Philippe
The TIES Study in Sweden
Edited by Westin, Charles
Results of the TIES Survey on the Descendants of Turkish and Yugoslavian Immigrants
By Sürig, Inken | Wilmes, Maren
European Perspectives
Edited by Martiniello, Marco | Rath, Jan


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