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

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.



Videos from the annual conference 2015

The 12th IMISCOE Annual Conference took place on June 25-27, 2015 in Geneva. More than 400 researchers and experts met to discuss the interrelation between rights, democracy and migration in contemporary Europe. IMISCOE is now happy to present two videos of conference panels for all those who could not attend or who want to review some of the happenings in Geneva:

Video (1) Panel on Human Rights and PhD Award

Video (2) Panel on Rights and Democracy and Best Paper Award

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What IMISCOE does


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.


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.


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.



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. 



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.



Contexts, Levels and Actors
Edited by Garcés-Mascareñas, Blanca | Penninx, Rinus
Special Issue: Family involvement and educational success of the children of immigrants in Europe. Comparative perspectives
Edited by Crul, Maurice | Fibbi, Rosita | Schnell, Philipp
Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics
Edited by Gagnon, Amélie A. | Piché, Victor | Simon, Patrick
Research-Policy Dialogues
Edited by Entzinger, Han | Penninx, Rinus | Scholten, Peter | Verbeek, Stijn


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