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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.



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.