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

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Erasmus University wins bid for IMISCOE office!

Great start of the new academic season. Erasmus University Rotterdam has won the bid for the next term of coordinating IMISCOE, Europe’s leading academic network on ‘International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe.’ Together with Maurice Crul (the new director) I’ll be chairing the network (as associate director) for a four-year term.

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New book chapter on ‘The Multi-Level Governance of Migrant Integration’

The book ‘The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe’, edited by Korkut, Bucken-Knapp, Mcgarry, Hinnfors and Drake is out now (see link). I authored one of the chapters, titled ‘The Multilevel Governance of Migrant Integration: a multi-level governance perspective on Dutch migrant integration policies.’

 



New project awarded by European Integration Fund: UPSTREAM

We just received news that a new project has been awarded by the European Integration Fund: UPSTREAM, or ‘Developing Effective Strategies for the Mainstreaming of Integration Governance.’ The project will analyse how, why and to what effect governments at the EU, national and local level mainstream their migrant integration policies.

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Geef lezing op 11 juli over arbeidsmigratie uit Midden- en Oost Europese landen

In het kader van het 50 jarig jubileum van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen van de Erasmus Universiteit wordt een reeks lezingen gehouden over thema’s die centraal staan op de onderzoeksagenda. Op 11 juli (15:00-17:00) geef ik een lezing over arbeidsmigratie uit Midden- en Oost-Europese landen. Locatie: Maastoren, Wilhelminakade 1, Rotterdam. Voor meer informatie zie: link.


Off to Vienna for IPA conference

Chairing panel with Mark van Ostaijen on ”Rethinking Research-Policy Dialogues at Times of Contested Knowledge.” Also, presenting paper with comparative findings from the DIAMINT project.




Cfp: panel on ‘Understanding Policy Dynamics: a critical confrontation of theories of the policy process’, at NIG conference, 28-29 November, Enschede

Together with Dr. Arco Timmermans I’ll organize a panel at the NIG annual work conference. The conference will take place at the University of Twente, 28-29 November 2013. The panel focuses on ‘Understanding Policy Dynamics: a critical confrontation of theories of the policy process’. It invites papers (empirical as well as theoretical/conceptual) on various policy domains but focusing on policy dynamics. For a full text of the call for papers: link.