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Newsflash No. 18 January 2009

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IMISCOE Newsflash no. 18 January 2009

The Network Newsflash is distributed to IMISCOE members only and contains information specifically of interest to IMISCOE members. It appears 4 to 6 times a year.

IN THIS ISSUE: → NEWS FROM THE NETWORK OFFICE → IMISCOE PHD WINTER SCHOOL → NEW IMISCOE TITLES → PUBLICATIONS BY IMISCOE MEMBERS → RELATED SOURCES → CALLS → EVENTS → RELATED EVENTS → SUBMIT NEWS


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NEWS FROM THE NETWORK OFFICE •

IMISCOE II (IMISCOE Research Network): Four IMISCOE Working Groups have discussed the future IMISCOE Research Network during various videoconferences in the course of January 2009. Specifically these Working Groups discussed: the future Clusters and activities, the organizational structure and regulations for membership and finances and the future training and communication programmes. Based on these discussions the Working Groups will draft a work plan for the transition year in which we can spend the remaining of the EU budget (1 April 2009- 31 March 2010) and IMISCOE from April 2010 onwards. At the next Brussels board meetings in April 2009 a Consortium Agreement including the work plan for the future IMISCOE will be signed by all partners that will have committed themselves. In the Newsflash of April 2009 we will report on the outcomes of the board meetings as well as the work plan. Portal for Policymaking: IMISCOE has launched a portal for policymaking that provides abstracts and links to all IMISCOE publications and refers visitors to databases with more background information and contact details of migration experts. This portal should make it easier to find the different publications created and expertise contained in IMISCOE. Go to the Portal for Policymaking FP7 proposal: The IMISCOE Network Office has submitted a proposal in the European Framework Programme (FP) 7 Call (Support Actions) regarding the dissemination of FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects. In the proposal we suggest to develop various communication tools in order to improve the research-policy nexus in the thematic fields of migration and integration. This source of funding would allow for the continuation of communication to policymakers and other stakeholders after the EU-funding period. Maternity leave Communication Officer: Karen Kraal, the Communication Officer of IMISCOE, is on maternity leave until May 15, 2009. For questions regarding IMISCOE Communication you can refer to Emilie van Tol or Karina Hof during her absence.

Fifth Annual IMISCOE Conference IMISCOE PHD WINTER SCHOOL Fifth IMISCOE PhD Conference-Winter School, 27-31 January 2009, Paris (INED). The objective of this four-day event is to propose training on research complementary skills for IMISCOE PhD candidates. For this winter school, the organisers will concentrate on oral presentations and article writing.


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NEW IMISCOE TITLES IN THE IMISCOE-AUP SERIES Getting by in Europe's Urban Labour Markets. Senegambian Migrants' Strategies for Survival, Documentation and Mobility,(2009) Inge Van Nieuwenhuyze, IMISCOE Dissertation Series, Amsterdam: AUP This book examines two major social changes experienced by European cities in the last two decades: post-industrial economic restructuring and new immigration flows. The link between both has been extensively discussed throughout a variety of theoretical approaches and in numerous descriptive contributions. Adding to those studies, this research focuses on three elements of migratory experience that have been relatively neglected thus far: a dynamic view of changes over time, the influence of national welfare and legislation frameworks, and the importance of support mechanisms outside the labour market. The material underpinning the arguments is the qualitative life-course analysis of 81 in-depth interviews with Senegambian migrants living in Antwerp and Barcelona. More… Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical perspective, (2008) Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun, Leo Lucassen, Chris Quispel, IMISCOE Research Series, Amsterdam: AUP Two issues come to the fore in current debates on migration: illegal migration and the role of gender in migration. This study combines the two subjects and views the migration scholarship through the lens of the gender perspective, investigating definitions of citizenship and the differences in mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion for men and women. The study produces a comprehensive account of illegal migration in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, Mexico, Malaysia, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East over the nineteenth- and the twentieth centuries. More… or Download Policy Brief Migration and Irregular Work in Austria. A Case Study of the Structure and Dynamics of Irregular Foreign Employment in Europe at the Beginning of the 21st Century, (2008) Michael Jandl, Christina Hollomey, Sandra Gendera, Anna Stepien, Veronika Bilger, IMISCOE Reports Series, Amsterdam: AUP This meticulously researched study of irregular migrant work in Austria holds many broader lessons for countries all over Europe. The book derives many of its fascinating insights from systematic in-depth interviews with migrants themselves. The authors demonstrate that it is no longer enough to divide the world of foreign employment into “legal” and “illegal” work. Instead, over the past few years, particularly in the context of progressive EU-enlargement in Europe, new manifestations of “irregular migrant work” have evolved. Moreover, the authors convincingly argue that irregular migrant work is based on both supply and demand, and is therefore unlikely to fade away in the foreseeable future. More… IMISCOE POLICY BRIEFS Policy brief 14: European Integration: A matter of acknowledging identities, (2008) Charles Westin, Amsterdam: IMISCOE The European Union aims to integrate new and old member states and seeks to create an economically strong, democratic and administratively


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well-functioning union of independent states that peacefully co-exist. In order to realise this, policymakers must validate the complexities of identity issues in an increasingly multiethnic Europe. This policy brief addresses such questions of identity at the European, national and local policy levels. This brief is based on the forthcoming IMISCOE publication Identity Processes and Dynamics in Multiethnic Europe by Charles Westin et al. (eds). Download Policy Brief PUBLICATIONS BY IMISCOE MEMBERS Migration and Development within and across borders. Research and policy perspectives on internal and international migration, (2009), Josh De Wind and Jennifer Holdaway (eds), IOM. This publication is the outcome of an expert meeting organized jointly by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Centre on Migration Policy and Society (COMPAS). The articles selected for this volume are revised versions of some of the workshop papers that focused on issues related to labour migration. This narrower topical focus not only facilitates the framing of internal and international migration within sending and receiving areas and on different levels of social organization but also makes possible an examination of related methods of research and links to policy. The essays in this volume make clear that the livelihoods of many rural families and communities depend on both internal and international migration. More… The Economics of Citizenship, Edited by Pieter Bevelander and Don J. DeVoretz, The genesis of this volume occurred at a workshop on immigrant citizenship acquisition held in 2004 in Malmo, Sweden under the framework of the Willy Brandt Professorship. This interdisciplinary workshop ultimately reflected a deep rift between economists and other social scientists, which in turn led to this economically focused analysis. The overarching aim of the editors was to see if economic modeling could provide a general framework to explore the conditioners to immigrant citizenship ascension in both worlds. Download CLIP project: • Diversity Policy in Employment and Service Provision, Frankfurt, Germany, (2008) Lüken-Klassen • Diversity Policy in Employment and Service Provision - Copenhagen, Denmark, (2008), Rinus Penninx. Download • Diversity Policy in Employment and Service Provision, Mataró, Catalonia, Spain, (2008), Anja van Heelsum Download • Diversity Policy in Employment and Service Provision, Breda, the Netherlands, (2008), Anja van Heelsum. Download


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Diversity Policy in Employment and Service Provision, City of Turku, Finland, (2008), Rinus Penninx. Download Equality and diversity in jobs and services: City policies for migrants in Europe, (2008), Sarah Spencer. Download

New edition of the RAXEN-Bulletins: RAXEN Bulletin III/2008, October 2008 (by efms). The RAXEN-Bulletins are online available on the efms-webpage: RAXENBulletins. RELATED SOURCES Postgraduate Migration Research Network (PMRN), as part of the Identity Citizenship and Migration Centre the School of Sociology and Social Policy of the University of Nottingham is developing a UK wide network of research and postgraduate students (including those who have recently completed their PhD or Masters) in order to create opportunities to collaborate, meet and share research findings and experiences. More… or contact the initiators at: LQXJG2@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK International Migration and Development: Continuing the Dialogue: Legal and Policy Perspectives, Publication by IOM New York (including contributions from Nancy Foner and Frank Lazcko), International migration has reached the top of the global political agenda. In addition to nations and regional groups, the larger international community is struggling with the question of how best to manage international migration, especially with regard to development and human rights. There is little agreement on what should be done or, indeed, whether this is even an appropriate topic for discussion and recommendations at the multilateral level. More… Kids Abroad: Ignore them, abuse them or protect them?, by Mike Dottridge, Terre des Hommes International Federation. The study is an attempt to summarise what Terre des Hommes has learnt about protecting children on the move from abuse and exploitation. It also draws on the experience of other child rights agencies. The main message of the study emphasises that it is feasible and desirable to improve the protection available to young migrants without this amounting to encouraging them to leave home or migrate. The author of the book is Mike Dottridge, an international consultant on child rights and human trafficking. More… The Philippine Migration and Development Statistical Almanac. The Almanac, developed by government and academic partners and by the nonprofit Institute for Migration and Development Issues (IMDI), is a databank that has harmonized administrative and survey data on overseas Filipinos. These data were then juxtaposed to socio-economic development data in all 79 Philippine provinces and over-230 countries of destination of Filipinos. Go to the portal version of the Almanac.


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Call for Papers B3 Workshop, Implications of Migrant Citizenship Acquisition, Malmö University, May 14-16, 2009. The central theme of this workshop is to understand the social, economic and political determinants and consequences of citizenship acquisition for migrants in Europe. The objective of the workshop is to provide comprehensive knowledge of the specific implications of democratic “ownership” for EU migrants and ethnic minorities. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 30 January 2009. More info: Go to the Extranet Call for papers for the next B4 conference Matching Context and Capacity: The Economic Integration of Immigrants, 11-12 June 2009, European University Institute in Florence. One of the main questions in the debate on the integration of immigrants is that of the ‘ability to pay’: to what extent are immigrants able to make a living? In answering this question, the link between the individual and its environment is of key importance. This workshop aims to explore the link between the opportunities and constraints of the context and of migrants themselves, in order to integrate economically. During the workshop, several presentations will be given by: Prof. Michael Bommes, Prof. Jan Rath, Prof. Robert Kloosterman and Prof. Jaap Dronkers. Deadline paper abstracts: March 15, 2009. More… Invitation of contributions for panel on: The institutional dynamics of migration policymaking, ECPR General Conference, Potsdam 10-12 September 2009. Chairs: Christina Boswell (Edinburgh University) and Peter Scholten (Twente University). Migration and immigrant policies have topped the political agenda in many European countries in the past decade. Yet, there are distinct differences in the institutional venues or systems in which policy is developed. The panel explores the implications of these different venues for the dynamics of policymaking and policy outcomes. Deadline for paper proposals: 1 February 2009. More… Job opening at IMES: Assistant Professor of Urban Sociology (38 hours per week, or 1.0 fte) and Assistant Professor of Anthropology (38 hours per week, or 1.0 fte) The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and the Department of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam invite applications for two assistant professors. The new assistant professors are expected to spend 60 percent of their time on teaching and 40 percent of their time on research. Send applications including statement of motivation, CV and list of publications no later than January 31, 2009. More… Call for Workshop Proposals, 14th International Metropolis Conference, National Responses to Cultural Diversity, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 September 2008. Workshop proposals on topics related to migration and diversity are invited from researchers, policy-makers, non-governmental organisations and other interested delegates. More… Call for Papers, The Policy Use of Quantitative and Qualitative Indicators of Integration, Paris, France, 25-26 May 2009, organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on the Integration of migrants and the Institut National d’Etudes Demographiques (INED). The second seminar of the IUSSP Scientific Panel on the Integration of Migrants invites researchers


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to submit papers that examine the relationship between policy and scientific approaches to integration, from the point of view of their reciprocal influences. Deadline for submission of abstract: 15 February 2009. More… or contact Patrick Simon: simon@ined.fr Call for applications, Humanity in Action 2009 Fellowship Programs. Humanity in Action (HIA) calls for applications for its 2009 Summer Fellowship Programs in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and the United States. These programs bring together American and European university students for five weeks of interdisciplinary inquiry into minority and human rights issues from a comparative, international perspective. The deadlines vary from country to country. More… The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius requests applications for 6-8 Ph.D. Scholarships in migration studies. The Bucerius Ph.D. scholarship program in migration studies Settling Into Motion offers up to eight scholarships for Ph.D. theses addressing migration in changing societies. For 2009 proposals studying Migration, Development and the Environment are especially welcome. Applicants must be Ph.D. students of - in a broad sense - social sciences. Deadline 25 February 2009 for a stipend starting in August 2009. More… Call for Papers special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research Effects of migration on demographic change and population composition in Europe. In December 2008, the Vienna Institute of Demography held its annual conference focusing on the effects of migration on population structures in Europe. The Editorial Board of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research decided to produce a special issue of the Yearbook dedicated to the topic of this conference, which, however, will not be limited to papers presented at the conference. The Vienna Institute of Demography invites you to submit a paper to this Special Issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research planned to be published in 2009. Deadline for submissions: 15 April 2009. More… Call for Papers for the Panel Religious Actors and Ideas in Migration Policy and Politics, 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, 10 - 12 September, 2009. The aim of this panel is twofold. On the one hand, the papers shall explore the role of religious actors and ideas in the formulation and implementation of policies in the area of immigration and immigrant integration. On the other hand, conclusions shall be drawn as to the effects of this increased political relevance of religious actors to the politics of immigration and religious governance. They welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions. Deadline for paper proposals: 1 February 2009. More… Position as Professor in IMER (Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Malmö University. Malmö University also includes the research institute Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare - MIM. The MIM Institute houses the Guest Professorship in IMER in Memory of Willy Brandt, with whom the prospective Professor in IMER will have the opportunity to cooperate with in his/her work and research at Malmö University. Last date for application: 1 March 2009. More…


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7-9 April 2009, IMISCOE Board meetings, Brussels 13-15 May 2009, Interethnic Relations: Multidisciplinary Approaches, Principle coordinators: Aitor Ibarolla and Flip Lindo, DEUSTO Spain and IMES, The Netherlands (May 2009). The aim of the conference is to shed conceptual and theoretical light on a classic problem area of migration and integration research namely interethnic relations. The conference will approach this subject in a broad way, aiming to bring together scholars from different disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences and history, incorporating the gamut of interests pursued, and simultaneously providing focus by offering a format in which a variety of themes, perspectives and modalities of collaboration are articulated. More… 14-15 May, Defining the State-of-the-Art on Remittances and Return, Maastricht, organized by Sussex Centre for Migration Research and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and sponsored by the European Network of Excellence on 'International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe' (IMISCOE). The aim of the conference is to establish a way forward for policy-relevant research on remittances and return. The format of the event will primarily involve presentation and debate around specific questions where existing research evidence is patchy or inconclusive. More… 14-16 May 2009, International workshop Implications of Migrant Citizenship Acquisition, organised by IMISCOE Cluster B3, Malmö University, The central theme of this workshop is to understand the social, economic and political determinants and consequences of citizenship acquisition for migrants in Europe. The objective of the workshop is to provide comprehensive knowledge of the specific implications of democratic “ownership” for EU migrants and ethnic minorities. More… 11-12 June 2009, B4 conference in Florence, Matching Context and Capacity: The Economic Integration of Immigrants 10-11 September 2009, 6th Annual IMISCOE Conference, CEIFO, University of Stockholm, Sweden RELATED EVENTS

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28-29 January 2009, Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants’ Social Capital in European Cities. A Presentation of the LOCALMULTIDEM Project, Brussels. This two-day conference aims at engaging in a constructive debate around the civic and political inclusion of migrantbackground minorities into the public sphere of their places of settlement. For this purpose, the teams of the project LOCALMULTIDEM – funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission – will present various aspects of the main findings of an ambitious comparative project carried out in eight European cities. Preliminary Programme and Registration Form 5-7 March 2009, Stockholm International Conference on the Discrimination and Persecution of Roma, Sinti and Travellers , More... 4-7 June 2009, The 3rd European Conference on African Studies, Leipzig, Germany. The conference is organised by the European network AEGIS and supported by the Ministry of


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Science and the Fine Arts (State of Saxony), the University of Leipzig, the European Network in Universal and Global History, and the Small Enterprise Promotion and Training Program. More... 28 June - 2 July 2009,Transforming Boundaries, 12th conference of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration, Cyprus. 14-18 September 2008, 14th International Metropolis Conference, National Responses to Cultural Diversity, Copenhagen, Denmark. More... 27 September - 2 October 2009, 26th IUSSP International Population Conference, Marrakech, Morocco. More... SUBMIT NEWS

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