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Cfp: workshop ‘Deconstructing the migration crisis: towards reflexive research-policy dialogues’, IMISCOE conference, Malmo 26-27 August

The aspirant standing committee Research-Policy Dialogues on Migration and Integration in Europe will organise a workshop at the 10th IMISCOE conference in Malmo, Sweden, 26-27 August. The workshop will focus on ‘Deconstructing the migration crisis: towards reflexive research-policy dialogues’. It invites conceptual as well as empirical contributions, from academics as well as from policymakers. See for the full text: link.






Call for papers: Theorizing the local turn in immigrant policies – a multi-level approach

Call for papers for seminar on ‘Theorizing the Local Turn in Immigrant Policies – a Multi-Level Approach.’  The seminar is a joint-initiative of the GRITIM-UPF – Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration of the University Pompeu Fabra, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the IMISCOE Network. It will take place on Friday 20th September, 2013, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Please find more information on the seminar and on how to submit papers, through the following Link.


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.