23/09/2021 – MACIMIDE Conference (Registration now open)
On 23 September 2021 the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) in collaboration with the Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) organizes its multidisciplinary and annual conference devoted to topics focusing on development and migration, return migration and displacement, migrants and the receiving society and migration in light of Covid19. In addition, we have a photo exhibition and several interesting workshops focussing on doing research during Covid19, the segregation of migrants and expats.
The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) is an expert centre on cross-border mobility, citizenship, transnationalism, migration and development which includes scholars from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the School of Business and Economics and the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.
Registration for the conference is open until 31 July 2021. You can register here.
6211 JW Maastricht
- In case the 1,5m rule is still applicable only speakers/discussants will be able to be present at Stayokay and the audience will join online (due to the limited capacity of the meeting rooms).
- In case the 1,5m rule is not applicable anymore, the conference will be fully offline.
|08.30h||Registration & Coffee|
|A photo exhibit on Expats versus Migrants will be displayed during the full day of the conference.|
|09.00h||Welcome & Opening by Karlijn Haagsman (Co-director MACMIDE and Board member DAMR)|
|09.15h||Photo Exhibit & Workshop: Segregating the migrant comunity: Expats vs Migrants
An interfaculty team of UM researchers, including many MACIMIDE researchers, has secured one of the 2021 UM D&I grants to invite people to think about and question the labels they put on others by zooming into the distinction made between migrants and expats. This is done by means of a virtual and physical photo exhibition portraying 20 foreign workers (some who identify as expat and some who identify as migrant) to highlight how migrants and expats may not look so different. This is followed by a workshop to discuss social categorisations related to migration (research) as well as their causes and consequences. The workshop could cover questions like: 1) Is the expat/migrant distinction justified? 2) what is the role of academics and universities in upholding the distinction? 3) Would rooting out this distinction have a meaningful impact on the acceptance of the migrant community? and 4) How could academics and universities contribute to overcoming this distinction?
|11.00h||Panel Session A: Development & Migration
|11.00h||Panel Session B: Migration & Covid19
|13.30h||Panel Session C: Returnees & Displacement
|13.30h||Panel Session D: Migrants & Receiving Societies
|16.00h||Workshop Migration Fieldwork and Data Collection in a (post)pandemic world by Talitha Dubow & Charlotte Mueller (UNU-Merit, Maastricht University)|
|16.00h||Workshop Research Communication by Karlien Strijbosch (FASoS, Maastricht University) & Nadine Blankvoort (CAPRI, Maastricht University) in collaboration with KNAW|
|17.30h||Today’s Highlights and Closing|
|17.45h||Drinks & Snacks (until 19.00h)|