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

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Associate Researcher of COMPAS, Oxford University

This year I will be associate researcher of the Center on Migration, Policy and Society of the University of Oxford. I’ll be working with a.o. Dr. Sarah Spencer and Dr. Ben Gidley on our joint projects IMPACIM and AMICALL . In addition, COMPAS will be the base for the UK fieldwork of my VENI project on ‘Agenda Dynamics and the Multi-Level Governance of Migrant Integration.’

Call for papers for double special issue of JCPA on Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis.

Call for papers for double special issue of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis on ‘Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis’. Contributions are invited that deal with the role of policy analysis and opportunities (or obstacles) for policy learning in cases on the migration crisis, the security crisis, the welfare state crisis or the financial crisis. The special issues will be edited by Frans van Nispen and me. Please find the call for papers here: JCPA Call for papers – Policy Analysis at Times of Crises

National workshop ‘Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership’

This Friday the national workshop of the AMICALL project on ‘Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership‘ will be held in Rotterdam. Policy makers and NGO’s from various Dutch cities (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Delft, Arnhem, Enschede and Utrecht) will be present to discuss good practices on how cities frame and communicate integration policies and how this may affect attitudes to migrants in their cities.

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EUI Working Paper on Comparing Citizenship Policies

The EUDO Citizenship Observatory has bundled articles on Comparing Citizenship Policies in a new EUI working paper (click here). It contains what can certainly be described as a very lively debate on the use and construction of indicators in comparative studies of citizenship policies.

Vacancy for two postdoctoral researchers at Erasmus University Rotterdam

We invite applications for two postdoc positions (18 months, 0.8/1.0 fte) for the research project IMPACIM (Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants). This project explores the impact of admission criteria governing migrants’ access to jobs, services (e.g. health and education), welfare benefits and voting on the economic, social and civic integration of non-EU nationals.

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Book available in OAPEN Library

My book ‘Framing Immigrant Integration: Dutch Research-Policy Dialogues in Comparative Perspective’ is now also publicly available through the OAPEN library. Here’s the link.

Job vacancy for PhD student

We’ve got a new vacancy for a 4-year PhD position on the FP7 project Unite Europe on social media and immigrant integration. This is the link to the vacancy: link.

New website up and running

My new website is now up and running – with connections to various social media. I’ll keep you informed about the latest of my research, publications, teaching and other relevant and interesting items.

Special issue on 'local turn in migration studies', published in IRAS

Together with Ricard Zapata Barrero and Tiziana Caponio, I edited a special issue for the International Review of Administrative Studies (IRAS) on the local turn in migration studies. The objective of the issue is to theorize this local turn from a multi-level governance framework. The issue involves various theoretical contributions as well as case studies from various European countries. More information, click here