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The 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference “Migration and Development”

The international conference of the IMISCOE research network (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion) will take place in Prague for the first time in 2016, being hosted by the Geographic Migration Centre (GEOMIGRACE) and the Czech Geographical Society. The conference will take place on 30th June – 2nd July, 2016 on the premises of the Faculty of Science.



This traditional conference will bring over 450 scientists and professionals dealing with the issues of migration, integration and social cohesion to discuss about current social-political and economic issues and scientific advancements in the field of both international and internal human migration. The conference is one of the main and largest European events for the international community of migration and integration researchers.

The conference is held under the auspices of the Czech Geographical Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Faculty of Science of the Charles University, the Charles University, and the City of Prague.

The event is organised with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Faculty of Science of the Charles University, the Geographical Institute and the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development of the Faculty of Science of the Charles University.


The host organisation is pleased to welcome the following speakers at this year’s IMISCOE conference:

Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)

Ahmet İçduygu (Koç University)

Richard Alba a Nancy Foner (City University New York)

Franck Düvell (University of Oxford)

Agata Górny (University of Warsaw)


The migration-development nexus is an integral part of the studies of internal and international migration and stands in the background of the so-called “refugee crisis” which is underway at the moment. It touches several very general topics like the polarization of the World, global diversity issues, socio-economic inequalities, cultural changes etc. which are important for a number of social science disciplines. Research into this topic and the application of its results are key for the reduction of negative effects of migration in both the sending and the receiving states. Research outcomes point at the key role of the interplay of the activities of migrants themselves and national and local policies.

Questions dealing with the so-called “refugee crisis” and its political, social, economic and security impacts will be given a special space at this year’s IMISCOE conference.

For further informations see the conference portal HERE. 



IMISCOE is Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The network involves 36 member institutes and over 500 scholars from all over Europe and focuses on comparative research, publications, the organization of events, PhD training and awards and communication. The network supports more than 20 research clusters and the IMISCOE annual conferences have become a key item in the agenda of most scholars in our field. Furthermore, the network publishes various book series (a Research Series and a Text Book Series) and the journal Comparative Migration Studies.



Published: Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM

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