A Group of MACIMIDE Researchers have been awarded a D&I grant on “Expats x Migrants”

​A team of Maastricht University employees including various MACIMIDE researchers won a Diversity & Inclusivity Grant to challenge the arbitrary distinction made between expats and migrants. The project ‘Expats x Migrants: Segregating the Migrant Community’ invites people to think about and question the labels they put on others by zooming into the distinction made between migrants and expats.

For this project, 20 foreign workers will be selected to be included in a virtual and physical photo exhibit. The exhibit will showcase how individuals who self-identify as migrants and/or expats may not look so different. Additionally, an expert panel will discuss the theme of migrant identity in Maastricht and beyond. During the panel, several topics will be discussed, such as: 1) whether the expat/migrant distinction is justified; 2) whether rooting out this distinction will have any meaningful impact on the acceptance of the migrant community as a whole; and 3) the role of academics and universities in this regard.
If you are interested in participating as a model in the photo exhibition, you can register via this online form. We are looking for volunteers to represent the diversity within the international working community in Maastricht. Photography is planned for Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August 2021 in Maastricht.
The project is implemented in cooperation with Tetsuro Photography and the Expat Centre Maastricht Region (ECMR).​ For more information, you can contact Julia Reinold (julia.reinold@maastrichtuniversity.nl).