Guarding presence: Absent owners and the labour of managing vacancy

This book centers on urban vacancy as a core feature of urbanization, using international case studies from the Global North and Global South to explore how vacant urban spaces are sites of political contestation, lived use, and potential for re-purposing….

The European Commission’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Horizontal substitute impact assessment

The European Parliamentary Research Service has published an impact assessment of the Commission’s new pact on migration. The European Commission’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: Horizontal substitute impact assessment. It was presented before the LIBE Committee on 2nd September….

Prof. Valentina Mazzucato delivered the annual Sarah van Walsum lecture at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

Prof. Valentina Mazzucato, a member of the MACIMIDE Board, delivered the 7th Sarah van Walsum lecture on October 7, 2021 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, about the need to rethink categories used in research and policy to talk about migrant…

Vacancy: PhD Candidate in practices of caring for housing at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Society Studies, Maastricht University

There is a vacancy to develop a PhD project related to the themes of “Care Matters.” This research agenda explores how the labour of caring for a home is changing along with increasingly mobile and partial practices of dwelling. This…

Literature review labour migration: An exploratory study into the shortages of qualified personnel at the upper secondary vocational level and the possibilities and limitatations of employing migrants

Cörvers, F., Reinold, J., Chakkar, S., Bolzonella, F. and Ronda, V. (2021) Literature review labour migration: An exploratory study into the shortages of qualified personnel at the upper secondary vocational level and the possibilities and limitatations of employing migrants. WODC….

Video on the members of the Paralympic Refugee Team by Melissa Siegel

Adding to the rest the of her coverage, Melissa Siegel has recently released a video on the Paralympic Refugee Team. In her video Prof. Siegel looked at the history of various athletes. These include: Parfait Hakizimana (Taekwondo), Anas Al Khalifa…

Melissa Siegel’s latest video on MIPEX

In her latest video Prof. Melissa Siegel looks at MIPEX, the Migrant Integration Policy Index, a tool that can be used to measure the effectiveness of integration policy. It was originally developed in 2004 as the European Civic Citizenship and…

23/09/2021 - MACIMIDE Annual Conference

23/09/2021 – MACIMIDE Annual Conference

On 23rd September a group of academics and practitioners came together for the MACIMIDE Annual conference in Maastricht. With some people able to join in person, while others joined online. The conference was opened by Karlijn Haagsman (one of the…

18/10/2021 – PhD Defence: A Multidimensional Perspective on Education in Developing Countries

Michelle S. M. Momo, The aim of this thesis is to increase knowledge on educational outcomes in low income and lower-middle-income countries by examining the intergenerational correlation of education in multiple dimensions, given the complexity inherent in the concept and…

13/10/2021 – MGSoG/UNU-MERIT: EU Enlargement and (Temporary) Migration

EU Eastern Enlargement elicited a rise in (temporary) labour market-oriented immigration to Germany starting in May 2011. Taking into account that not all immigrants stay permanently and that outmigration flows are selective, this paper classifies recent EU immigrants into “new…