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17-19/4 2024 CfP 2024 IMISCOE Spring Conference

IMISCOE IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) is the largest interdisciplinary network of scholars in the field of migration. 2024 IMISCOE Spring Conference April 17-19 2024 Hybrid event in Istanbul & online Postcolonial migrations – heritages, specificities, mobilizations MiReKoç (Migration Research Center at Koç University), Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) is organising the 2024 IMISCOE Spring conference on 17-19 April 2024 on the topic of “Mobilities and Immobilities in an Era of Polycrisis” 2024 IMISCOE Spring Conference The Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoç) is proud to announce that it will host the IMISCOE 2024 Spring Conference in Istanbul on 17-19 April 2024. The conference also celebrates MiReKoc’s 20th anniversary. The call for papers can be found below.
  Call for Papers Crises generate complex, nuanced and multi-directional actions within the mobility spectrum, such as emigration, return, forced displacement, or immobility. Against the backdrop of emerging and protracted armed conflicts, ever increasing impact of climate change, continuing global economic downturn, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference seeks to examine interrelated and compounded crises with a view on their relation to mobilities. The distinctive feature of the contemporary polycrisis situations is their unprecedented scale, multitude, speed, and overlapping natures, which further exacerbates their intersection with migration. This conference aims to provide a space for scholars and researchers to explore this intersection between polycrisis and (im)mobilities with a specific focus on four interrelated crises situations: political, economic, health-related, and environmental. Political, economic, health-related, and environmental crises rarely develop in an one-sided manner. Instead, they are triggered by one categorical event, which triggers others, leading to multiple, compounded crisis situations. These situations impact migration trends, decisions, capabilities, and livelihoods of migrant communities. Initial aspirations and decisions to migrate are constructed at the intersection of local and individual realities; by sociocultural, political, and economic transformations ‘back home’; and by the structural constraints of globalization. Although the diverse motivations for migration are established in protracted temporalities, combination of extreme crises may function as a trigger or a tipping point for mobility or make an immobility situation even more severe.  Elaborating on the term “polycrisis”, this international conference proposes to explore the impact of the multiple and overlapping crises on migration and mobility by focusing particularly on four crisis axes: politics, economics, health, and climate. Research that accounts for these multiple and overlapping crises will provide deeper insights into their impacts on migration and mobility. The conference aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines and geographies with different methodological approaches to discuss these pressing issues. It seeks to foster a research agenda that embeds migration and mobility within current social transformations, while acknowledging the multiple crises we are going through. The conference aims to create a space for future-oriented dialogue and exchange among scholars. 
The conference will consider paper submissions focusing on but not limited to, the following topics: Polycrisis, mobility/immobility, and stages of migration:  Mobility/Immobility and Polycrisis Migration aspirations Settled immigrant populations Return decisions  Perspectives on political crises:  Emerging and protracted conflict situations with far reaching impact  Regional perspectives from Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, among others  Migration diplomacy and the instrumentalization of migration crises Rising xenophobia and democracies in crisis  The language of crisis and its implications for migration policies  Migration within the context of global economic and financial crises:  Inflation/increase in living costs  Demographic developments  Unemployment/labour market integration  Shifting economic activities/patterns (e.g. gig economy, digital nomadism, etc.) Migration and health in a rapidly changing world:  Revisiting mobility discussions following the COVID-19 pandemic  Right to healthcare; migrant and refugee health in transit and upon arrival Migration and transnationalism on health-related decisions/practices  Environmental and climate change induced migration:  Food security and migration  Direct/indirect slow onset processes Rapid onset disasters  more information Conditions/Requirements This conference will be hybrid in nature and presenters can join online or in person. The deadline for submissions is September 18, 2023. Decisions will be sent by October 23, 2023. Paper submissions must include a title, abstract (max. 350 words) and a short biography (max. 250 words). To apply, please fill in this form.  The conference organizers intend to publish an edited volume and a special issue from the conference proceedings. IMISCOE - MiReKoc Koç - Üniversitesi We are looking forward to having 3 fruitful inspiring days and we hope to see each other online and in person IMISCOE (International Migration Research Network) is the largest interdisciplinary network of scholars in the field of migration. Follow We hope you enjoyed receiving this message. However, if you’d rather not receive future e-mails of this sort from IMISCOE please unsubscribe here. Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM)
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10-11/10 Vienna Migration Conference 2023

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Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) Dear Reader,

In its 7th edition, the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 gathered key European and global actors in Vienna’s historic city centre to discuss the old and new forces shaping international migration – and how governments, international organisations and civil society should respond. These factors included conflicts and instability, instrumentalisation of migration, climate change and post-COVID-19 pandemic labour shortages on the movement of people. 

In this special issue, we invite you to revisit VMC2022 in our newly published conference report. Finally, we are also happy to look to the future, and announce that Vienna Migration Conference 2023 will take place on 10-11 October.
Happy reading!
Presenting the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 Report VMC2022 brought together 250 decision- makers and thought leaders to discuss the current developments shaping migration. The conference was live-streamed to a global audience, with nearly 1,300 people registered to follow the conversations online. VMC2022 kicked off with the Migration Futures Dinner, which featured European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Politico Europe’s Chief Brussels Correspondent Suzanne Lynch in a conversation on recent developments and how they are shaping EU migration policy. The two following days were full of lively discussions and 34 high-level panellists zooming in on an array of pressing issues in 13 sessions. 
Read the full report here. 7 takeaways for migration governance in turbulent times
VMC2022 featured two days of intensive and wide-ranging discussions exploring new and old factors shaping the movement of people and how policymakers and other actors could respond. Below are 7 takeaways from the discussions that we found particularly insightful: Rapid responses and holistic approaches reduce risks for vulnerable groups Balancing competing priorities remains difficult but essential Global partnership is vital but regional solutions are paramount Migration policy is not only about responding to crises – it should also be forward looking Stepping out of silos is essential Labour mobility opportunities should be expanded and mutually beneficial Communicating honestly with the public is difficult but necessary Read on: 7 takeaways for migration governance in turbulent times Save the date: Vienna Migration Conference 2023 On 10-11 October 2023, the migration community will gather again for the 8th VMC in Vienna and online. Mark the dates in your calendar and subscribe here for updates about this year’s programme. For questions, please reach out to Impressions from the Vienna Migration Conference 2022 TwitterFacebookYoutubeLinkedIn If you don’t want to receive any more messages, you can unsubscribe at any time.   ICMPD
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16-17/11 10th Integrating Cities Conference – Inclusion for all, empowering vulnerable migrants in cities

The 10th Integrating Cities Conference – Inclusion for all, empowering vulnerable migrants in cities takes place on 16-17 November 2022 in Utrecht. The conference is organised by Eurocities and the City of Utrecht, and is part of the project Connecting Cities Towards Integration Action (CONNECTION). Integration stakeholders working for cities, other levels of government, civil society and academia are invited to register.

The event will include high-level panel debates and interactive workshops, with experts providing guidance about addressing vulnerable situations migrants can find themselves in an urban context. For representatives of cities, there will also be a hands-on training led by Integration Champions – experienced city officials helping other municipalities develop their policies. In addition, the event will also mark the publication of the 5th Integrating Cities Report – see the previous report.

The conference will also welcome the new municipalities who signed the Integrating Cities Charter, a commitment to hosting migrants with respect and care. They will join 42 other signatories. Cities interested in joining the Integrating Cities Charter and spotlighting their own integration initiatives can learn more about the signing procedure.

Details about the event’s programme will be made available in the coming weeks on the Integrating Cities website. For further information, please contact or

Practical information


Jaarbeurs Utrecht – MediaPlaza, Jaarbeursplein 3521 A, Utrecht, the Netherlands

When 16 November 2022, 00:00 to 17 November 2022, 23:59

Languages English

Source Integrating Cities

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IMER Bergen’s 25th anniversary celebration

Welcome to IMER Bergen’s 25th anniversary celebration

2–4 November, 2022

International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit (IMER Bergen) is delighted to welcome you to
celebrate 25 years of engaging in outstanding research and dissemination within the field.
The program awaits you with engaging topics and conversations, and contributions from both local and
external researchers. The first day of the conference is dedicated to a PhD-relay* organized by the IMER junior
scholar network, in which PhD candidates are invited to present their projects and receive feedback from
experienced senior scholars in the field. On the second and third day of the event, we offer a varied program
with panel debates and conversations about timely issues. Four esteemed keynote speakers from the
Nordics will discuss research at the interface of migration studies and ethnic relations—from the importance
of a temporal lens, the relationship between minorities and majorities, and the relevance of a critical political
economy foundation for IMER research, to the politics of knowledge production in our field.
Please register here before 23 September, 2022

Preliminary program
Wednesday, 2 November: Pre-conference – IMER jr. PhD-relay
Thursday, 3 November:
11.00-11.30: Registration (coffee and snacks)
11.30-12.00: Welcoming remarks (Rectorate, Global Challenges and IMER leader
Kari Hagatun, Art exhibition/Marte Knag Fylkesnes**)
12.00-12.45: Celebrating 25 years of IMER research: A conversation with Mette
Andersson, Hakan G. Sicakkan and Susanne Bygnes
12.45-13.45: Lunch
13.45-14.30:Keynote – Christine M. Jacobsen: The times of migration research:
IMER Bergen and beyond
14.30-14.45: Break
14.45-15.45: Do we need to deexceptionalize migration in IMER research?
A panel discussion with Synnøve Bendixsen, Heath Cabot, Marry-Anne
Karlsen, Regine Paul and Cathrine Talleraas
15.45-16.00:Break (coffee and snacks)
16.00-16.45:Keynote – Mikkel Rytter: From integration to deportation: 25 years of
migration research and the relationship between minorities and

19:30 Dinner

Friday, 4 November:
9.15-10.00: Keynote – Peo Hansen: Unlearning the “fiscal impact of migration”:
Why IMER research needs a modern macroeconomic foundation
10.00-10.15: Break (coffee and snacks)
10.15-11.00: IMER jr. scholar network – ongoing PhD projects
11.00-11.15: Break
11.15–12.00: Keynote – Lena Näre: Categories without boundaries? Rethinking
knowledge production in migration studies and ethnic relations
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-14.00:The Janus face of the welfare state: What contradictory aims
and roles should research on inclusion acknowledge?
A roundtable discussion with Fungisai Puleng Gwanzura Ottemöller,
Astrid Ouahyb Sundsbø and Marte Knag Fylkesnes. Introduction by
Astrid Ouahyb Sundsbø.
14.00–14.15: Closing

2-4/11 Invitation to celebrate IMER Bergen’s 25th Anniversary

2-4 November 2022!

IMER Bergen is delighted to welcome you to celebrate 25 years of outstanding research and dissemination within the fields of migration and ethnic relations.

The conference program awaits you with engaging topics and activities.

The first day is dedicated to a PhD-relay organized by our IMER junior scholar network. 

On the second and third day, we offer panel debates and conversations about timely issues. Four esteemed keynote speakers from the Nordics will discuss research at the interface of migration studies and ethnic relations.

See the invitation and preliminary program here

Please spread the word among colleagues and friends within your field.

Register here before 20 September.

We look forward to seeing you at the

University in Bergen,

The organizing committee 

For questions, please contact:

18-24/5 Allas ansvar

Allas Ansvar – en konferens om utsatta områden

När:Onsdag 18 Maj 2022 13:00-16:00
Tisdag 24 Maj 2022 13:00-16:00

Plats: Zoom

Brottsofferjouren Sverige och Sensus studieförbund bjuder in till en digital konferens om utsatta områden – ett ämne som berör och väcker känslor – förmodligen även en av de mest avgörande frågorna inför höstens val.

Enligt polisen så finns det idag 60 områden i Sverige som klassas som särskilt utsatta områden, utsatta områden eller riskområden. Vad innebär det här i praktiken för de boendes trygghet och påverkansmöjligheter? Vad kan vi tillsammans göra, vad görs redan och hur ser framtiden ut? Är lösningen organisationers och individers eget arbete eller är det en ökad dialog som behövs? Vad är det för arbete som idag bedrivs och behövs nya strategier? Vad finns det för stöd att få och vem kan man samverka med?

Vi ger två tillfällen med samma innehåll och upplägg. Är du intresserad av hur man kan inspirera och stärka dialog och samverkan i utsatta områden? Varmt välkommen! Konferensen är kostnadsfri.

Medverkar gör bland andra Amir Rostami, Patrik Asplund, Esme Güler, Balqis Lamis Khattab, Ihsan Kellecioglu, Ahmed Noor, Anders Ygeman, Liv Wallinder, Nicolas Lunabba, Marco Briones och Kim Nilvall.


Onsdag 18/5 kl. 13.00–16.00

Tisdag 24/5 kl. 13.00–16.00

Anmäl dig här

19/5 “The Nordic countries and the Ukrainian refugee situation”

Swedish National EMN Conference 2022

Stockholm, 19 May 2022 (09:30-15:15)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has caused one of the fastest developing, large-scale population displacements in recent history, with millions of Ukrainians looking for protection in other countries. The Nordic countries Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are playing their part in receiving Ukrainian refugees and offering protection alongside other EU and non-EU countries.

The Nordic countries are looking back at a long history of cooperation on a number of matters such as economic development, the mobility of citizens, the labour market, and there are a similarities between these five countries as regards the welfare state, which also includes the integration of refugees and immigrants. However, as far as migration and asylum policy is concerned, there have also been differences. For example, not all Nordic countries are Member States of the EU or are covered by the EU’s legal instruments in the migration and asylum area.

With this event, EMN Sweden aims to provide an opportunity for political decision-makers, migration experts, researchers and civil society in Sweden, the other Nordic countries and elsewhere in Europe to learn about and discuss migration and asylum policy developments in the Nordic countries with a special focus on protection for Ukrainians. The objective is to facilitate dialogue and mutual learning in a comparative and inspiring setting.

The Conference is currently planned as an in-person event in central Stockholm. You will soon receive an official invitation and the conference programme, until then please save the date!

With best wishes,

The EMN Sweden Team

31/3 Fin dag 31 mars i Linköping

Välkommen till en en heldag att prata demokrati och inkludering samt besöka arbetsmarknadsmässanVi inleder med Gränslöst frukostmingel kl 09.00 och laddar upp för första föreläsningen kl 09.30
Kl. 09-15 Mötesplats FIN DAG Ryds herrgård
Kl. 10-14Arbetsmarknadsmässan 30-tal medverkande företag, organisationer i Ryds herrgård.I föreläsningssalen mellan kl 9.30-15 kommer det vara inspirerande föreläsningar och seminarium inom inkludering och mångfaldDet är en öppen arena för medborgare att under en och samma dag, i ett av våra utsatta områden, under samma tak i Ryds herrgård diskutera demokrati och föra fria samtal över gränserna
Sprid gärna anmälningslänk till personer i ert nätverk, t ex deltagare i arbetsmarknadsprogram etc.
Charbel Gabro

Föreläsning kl. 13.30 Charbels hjärta och engagemang i integrationsfrågor har många gånger lyfts fram i riksmedia och uppmärksammats av bland annat Sveriges Television.Dessutom är Charbel
vinnare av Årets talare – Genombrott 2018, Narrenpriset 2018 och Årets Unga Let’s Create Norrköping 2018.Daniel Collin Holgersson
Föreläsning kl. 12.15Daniel gör en inspirationsföreläsning som heter “Svartskalle i Lyxförpackning”
den handlar om attityder och fördomar som ger nya perspektiv och insikter. Daniel blandar även mycket humor med allvar
Anando Mesic
Föreläsning kl. 09.30Hör Anando berätta om sin resa och om hur ditt liv är ditt ansvar, och hur du
skapar din lycka och väljer hur ditt liv ska vara!Yamina Belcacemi
Föreläsning kl. 11.00Missa inte Yaminas mycket inspirerande föreläsning som handlar om kulturkrockar i allmänhet och speciellt för kvinnor i synnerhet.
Dagen innehåller: Inspirationsföreläsare med goda exempel på integration och mångfald
Gränslös kaffemingel – invigning och nätverkande kl. 09.00-09.30
Språkcafe – Företagarna & Språkvänner kl 13-15 Anmälan
Paneldebatt – personer med olika bakgrund. kl 14.15Digital livestreamad sändning från SVÖppet för alla & Fritt inträdeMötesplatsen är en värdegrundsdag och skapar möjligheter till fler goda samarbeten mellan näringsliv, kommunen och aktörer med intresse för mer social hållbarhet, inkludering och mångfald.
Dagen pågår mellan kl. 9-15, mer utförligt program  framöver.
FIN DAG 31 mars 2022

16/2 Demystifying Multilingualism and Intercultural Competence in Norwegian Secondary Schools

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Welcome to IMER online Seminar  

Demystifying Multilingualism and Intercultural Competence in Norwegian Secondary Schools

Time: Wednesday 16 of February 2022, 12.00 – 13.00 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 619 9469 7595

Password: E6r92pai

At the backdrop of globalisation, international mobility and continuously diverse and multicultural societies, the Norwegian curriculum for the second foreign language (L3) recognises multilingualism and intercultural competence as core elements of language learning. Multilingualism and intercultural competence are however complex and contested concepts. This contention influences how they are implemented in Norwegian secondary schools – begging for this complexity to be demystified.

If you are interested in these issues, you don’t want to miss our next online IMER seminar! You are still welcome to register your attendance here 

About the Seminar 

In this seminar, Irina Tiurikova will present the findings of her PhD study which falls under the  Ungspråk project. Her study, which focuses on teachers’ views on the intersection of multilingualism and intercultural competence, finds the implementation of these concepts as highly dependent on the teachers who play the main role in implementing them. Tiurikova’s presentation will address the following key questions: (1) How do foreign language teachers in Norwegian secondary schools conceptualise multilingualism and intercultural competence in relation to foreign language teaching? (2) To what extent and how do these teachers see these two core elements as complex but at the same time interrelated? The study is based on qualitative semi-structured interviews conducted with six teachers of foreign languages from different secondary schools in Western Norway. 


Irina Tiurikova is a PhD candidate at the Department of Foreign Languages at The University of Bergen and a member of the Research group Multilingualism on my mind. She is also the IMER Junior scholar network coordinator.  She has published several articles on multilingualism and multilingual identity and her publications can be found here.

28/10 « L’Europe face à la question de l’asile »

« L’Europe face à la question de l’asile »
À l’Assemblée nationale
Salle Colbert, 101 rue de l’Université, Paris
Le jeudi 28 octobre 2021
10h-13h Évènement parrainé par Monsieur le député Jacques Maire La crise humanitaire ouverte par la situation en Afghanistan met à nouveau en lumière la question de l’asile en Europe. L’Union européenne et les États membres vont-ils regarder en priorité vers les États tiers voisins pour les aider à renforcer leurs capacités d’accueil et à prévenir d’éventuels mouvements migratoires vers l’Europe, et ce au détriment du droit d’asile ? Ni l’Europe, ni la France, qui va exercer prochainement la présidence tournante du Conseil de l’Union européenne, ne sont impuissantes. Avec des parlementaires, français et européens, ainsi qu’avec nos partenaires d’autres associations, nous proposons de débattre de questions cruciales : l’activation de la protection temporaire à l’échelle européenne, la place nouvelle à faire aux visas aux fins d’asile ; l’ouverture plus grande à la réunification familiale ; la solidarité intra-européenne ; sans oublier le sort des déboutés et des dublinés venant d’un pays où le retour est impossible.  
10h00-10h30 Mots d’ouverture
Jacques Maire, Député La République en Marche, secrétaire de la Commission d’enquête de l’Assemblée nationale sur les migrations ;
Thierry Le Roy, Président de France terre d’asile. 10h30-11h30 Première table-ronde : « Quelles solutions pour les personnes en besoin de protection en dehors de l’Europe ? »
Paolo Artini, Représentant du Haut-Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) en France ;
Sylvie Guillaume, Députée européenne Groupe de l’Alliance progressiste des Socialistes et Démocrates au Parlement européen (S&D) ;
Karl Kopp, Responsable du département Europe de ProAsyl (Allemagne) ;
Hélène Thiollet, Chargée de recherche au CNRS et Filip Savatic. 11h30-11h45 Pause 11h45-12h45 Seconde table-ronde : « Quelle solidarité intra-européenne en alternative au système de Dublin ? »
Stella Dupont, Députée La République en Marche, secrétaire de la Commission d’enquête de l’Assemblée nationale sur les migrations ;
Elsa Faucillon, Députée du Parti communiste français, membre de la Commission d’enquête de l’Assemblée nationale sur les migrations ;
Eleonora Celoria, Avocate, membre de l’association ASGI (Italie) ;
Thierry Le Roy, Président de France terre d’asile ;
Un.e député.e du parti des Verts allemand (à confirmer).
12h45-13h00 Mots de clôture
Delphine Rouilleault, Directrice générale de France terre d’asile ;
Jacques Maire     S’inscrire