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

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New article in JIMI on the multi-level governance of migrant integration in the UK and the Netherlands; ‘Between national models and local decoupling’

The Journal of International Migration and Integration has accepted my article ‘Between national models and multi-level decoupling: The pursuit of multi-level governance in UK and Dutch policies towards migrant incorporation’ for publication. The article is based on my VENI research project on Agenda Dynamics and the Multi-Level Governance of Migrant Integration.

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Article with Dekker and Belabas on ‘Interethnic Contact Online’ accepted by Journal of Intercultural Studies

The Journal of Intercultural Studies has accepted the article ‘Interethnic Contact Online. Contextualizing the Implications of Social Media use by Second Generation Migrant Youth’. I’ve co-authored this article with Rianne Dekker and Warda Balabas, both colleagues from Erasmus University. The article deals with the relation between social media use and inter-ethnic context amongst migrant youth in Rotterdam.

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Symposium ‘Mainstreaming; voorbij het integratiebeleid’ (30 Maart 2015, Hotel New York, Rotterdam)

In het kader van het UPSTREAM project naar ‘Mainstreaming Integration Governance’, vindt op 30 maart een symposium plaats over ‘Mainstreaming; voorbij het integratiebeleid?”. Op basis van voorlopige bevindingen van het UPSTREAM project, zal tijdens het symposium de discussie aangegaan worden met stakeholders betrokken bij nationaal zowel als lokaal (Rotterdam, Amsterdam) beleid.

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IMISCOE Spring Conference; roundtable on ‘Building solidarity in diverse soceities’ with Kymlicka

DuringIMG-20150217-WA0001 the IMISCOE Spring Conference on ‘Mobility in Crisis’  (EUI Florence 29-30 January), Will Kymlicka held an inspioring keynote on ‘Building solidarity in diverse societies; Moving beyond neoliberal multiculturalism and welfare chauvinism.’ Together with Rainer Baubock, Willem Maas and Claus Offe, I participated in a roundtable in response to Kymlicka’s talk. If you wish to relive Will Kymlicka’s keynote (and roundtable), click here.

Opening key-note at conference on Framing and Immigration Policy

On 22 January, I’ll be opening speaker on a migration conference organised by the Department of Security and Justice. The conference discusses the impact of science and policy on the framing of immigration in media attention. My talk focuses in particular on the concept of framing, the methods for academics to study framing, and the strategies for policymakers to influence framing. See here for the full program.

Our book ‘Policy Analysis in the Netherlands’ finally published

It's finally there, our book “Policy Analysis in the Netherlands”, co-edited with my colleague Frans van Nispen. It has been a long journey with many ups and downs, but really relieved that we made it. The Netherlands is one of the most exceptional cases in terms of the institutionalization of policy analysis (advisory bodies, planning bureaus).

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New project on ‘Media attention, framing and immigrant policies’

Together with Rianne Dekker, I’ll be doing a new project in 2015 on ‘Media attention, framing and immigrant policies.’ The project is financed by the Research and Documentation Centre of the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice. The project elaborates on a number of projects on policy framing and media analysis that we have conducted in recent years.

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