The new Migration Policy Centre (MPC) Country reports of the INTERACT project (Researching Third Country Nationals’ Integration as a Three-way Process - Immigrants, Countries of Emigration and Countries of Immigration as Actors of Integration)

IMISCOE Research Group TRANSMIG – Transnational Practices in Migration announces CALL FOR PAPERS for the conference "TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION: DISCIPLINARY IMPACTS", Malmö University (29-30 January 2015

The conference aims at exploring the impact of research on transnational migration from the perspective of a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Papers are welcome that answer the following questions:

The International Metropolis Project Annual Conference, Milan (3-4 November 2014)

From November 3-7, 2014, the International Metropolis Project will convene its annual conference in Milan, Italy where we will tackle head-on today’s most pressing migration and integration issues.  

The new Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and the Gulf Research Centre (GRC) GLMM Explanatory note on "Demography, Migration, and Labour Market in Qatar" by Françoise De Bel-Air

Françoise De Bel-Air, Part-time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre, specialist of political demography of Arab countries

A new Migration Policy Institute Europe report "Decentralising Immigrant Integration: Denmark's mainstreaming initiatives in employment, education, and social affairs"

The topic of immigrant integration has been highly politicised in Denmark, and has been decisive for the outcome of elections. Denmark was among the first European countries to develop and implement a comprehensive Act of Integration, in 1998. It was also among the first to centralise the coordination of integration efforts in one ministry, collecting competences from the various ministries and agencies previously responsible for integration efforts. 

New publication " Impacts of the Recent Economic Crisis (2008-2009) on International Migration"

Metropolis North America, under the leadership Silvia Núñez García, Mónica Verea, and Elaine Levine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, held a seminar in Mexico City on the “IMPACTS OF THE RECENT ECONOMIC CRISIS (2008-2009) ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION”. They have released a book based upon the presentations of this seminar.  The issues covered are fascinating and the quality of the chapters is very high.

You can find more information about the publication at:

The new Migration Policy Centre (MPC) and the Gulf Research Centre (GRC) Explanatory note on "The Story of Remittance Flows from the GCC Countries" by George Naufal

George Naufal, Associate Professor of Economics at the American University of Sharjah and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and Ismail H. Genc, Professor of Economics and Head of the Economics Department at the American University of Sharjah.

Conference "Mobility in Crisis: Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis or is European mobility in crisis?" (29-30 January 2015)

EUI and IMISCOE are jointly organizing an event on "Mobility in Crisis: Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis or is European mobility in crisis?". This event is to take place on 29-30 January 2015 at the  European University Institute in Florence. Deadline for paper proposals is September 30th. 

The new Migration Policy Centre (MPC) Blog entry "The Missed Opportunity of the “Ypres Guidelines” of the European Council Regarding Immigration and Asylum" by Philippe De Bruycker

On 27 June 2014 the European Council adopted the strategic guidelines for the legislative and operational planning of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice during the period 2014-2020. 

Nabór artykułów do tematycznego wydania Kwartalnika Naukowego OAP UW „e-Politikon”

Redakcja Kwartalnika Naukowego OAP UW „e-Politikon” serdecznie zaprasza do nadsyłania artykułów naukowych do kolejnego tematycznego wydania, które zostanie poświęcone problematyce samorządu terytorialnego.

IV Kongres Polskich Towarzystw Naukowych na Obczyźnie (4-7.09.2014)

W dniach 4-7 września 2014 roku odbędzie się w Krakowie IV Kongres Polskich Towarzystw Naukowych na Obczyźnie. Obrady toczyć się będą na temat NOWOCZESNE NAUCZANIE TRADYCJI OJCZYSTYCH - SYBIRACY I MŁODZIEŻ.

New MPI Report "Mainstreaming Immigrant Integration Policy in France: Education, Employment, and Social Cohesion Initiatives"

France is in the midst of reforming its immigrant integration policies, which are directed at new arrivals of immigrants to the country. In addition, the government is making new investments into targeted neighbourhood and workforce programmes that could have a significant, though indirect, benefit for the French population of immigrant background. This is a more significant development than it first appears. 

New MPI Europe Report "Coordinating immigrant integration in Germany: Mainstreaming at the federal and local levels"

'Mainstreaming,' the practice of reaching people with a migration background through social programming and policies that address the needs of the general population, is gaining policy traction in Europe. Interestingly, however, the concept of embedding immigrant integration into mainstream policy areas such as education, employment, housing, and social cohesion has yet to become part of the discourse in Germany.