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The UPSTREAM project examines the rationale and impact of the mainstreaming of integration governance.

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Final reports of AMICALL (Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership) project online

The final reports of the AMICALL project (Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership), funded by the European Integration Fund, are now online: click here. This includes the final transnational report as well as a Dutch language executive summary and the Dutch country context report. The project was coordinated by COMPAS in Oxford, the Erasmus University team was constituted by Prof.dr. Han Entzinger, Dr. Peter Scholten and Dr. Stijn Verbeek.


Hosting ICPA comparative research symposium in Rotterdam, 22-24 November 2013

On 22-24 November, the 4th ICPA Comparative Research Symposium in Rotterdam on ‘Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis: Windows of Opportunity for Comparative Policy Learning.’ Together with dr. Frans van Nispen, I’ll be hosting the symposium, with key speakers like Frank Fischer, Iris Geva-May and Philippe Zittoun! For the full program, please click here.





IMISCOE workshops on science-society dialogues and on multi-level governance

At this week’s IMISCOE conference in Amsterdam (28-29 August) I’ll be co-chairing two sessions: one with Stijn Verbeek (EUR) on ‘Science-society dialogues on migrant integration in Europe’ (link) and a double-session with Ferruccio Pastore (FIERI) on ‘Managing immigrant integration in a multilevel context; challenges in Europe and North America’  (link).


New issue of Perspectives on Europe on ‘Gender and Sexual Politics’

Just released: the next issue of Perspectives on Europe, the journal of the Council for European Studies. This year’s second issue features a miniforum on ‘Gender and Sexual Politics’, edited by Isabelle Engeli and David Paternotte. In addition, a couple of very interesting papers on local Islam and on right-wing extremism in Germany. You can find the issue through this link.



New article in Comparative European Politics

New article published in Comparative European Politics: ‘Deconstructing the Dutch multicultural model: A frame perspective on Dutch immigrant integration policymaking‘ (co-authored with Jan Willem Duyvendak). The article is part of a special issue on “The Problems with National Models of Integration: A Franco-Dutch Comparison.” Click here for the full special issue, and click here for the article.



Chairing two panel sessions at CES conference in Boston this week

At this week’s annual conference of the Council for European Studies in Boston (MA), I’ll be chairing two sessions and presenting a paper in a panel on Agendasetting in a multi-level setting. One panel on ‘migrant policies in Europe’s system of multi-level governance’, together with Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria). The second on ‘multilevel democratic institutions and diverse democratic processes.’





Research cluster on Governance of Migration and Integration now complete

The research cluster on migration and integration policies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is now complete for the upcoming year. The cluster involves various joint projects of the department of Public Administration (research group Public Policy & Politics) and the department of Sociology (CIMIC Institute), each concentrating on issues of governance in the domains of migration and migrant integration. Working on 6 long-term scientific projects, the cluster now involves a group of 8 persons from both departments. 

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