New explainer videos on migration by MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel

Prof. Melissa Siegel, Professor of Migration Studies at Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT, has launched a Youtube channel dealing with migration issues. The purpose of the channel is to bring knowledge on migration to the general public. Click here for the…

Online Courses in Migration Studies

For those who are interested but do not have the time to take a full-time course in migration studies, UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance offer a number of specially designed online courses to suit the needs of busy professionals. We…

The Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives (MO-TRAYL) project launches e-book ‘Finding Your Voice: An intercultural storytelling workshop with young people’

Finding Your Voice is the product of a collaborative endeavor between researchers, a literary author, and young people. ​It recounts a three-day storytelling workshop organized in June 2019 as a way to ‘give back’ to young people of Ghanaian background…

DigiD transcending borders: Frontier workers now able to apply for DigiD

DigiD is known as the quick and easy identification system for use of government websites. Sadly, in the past frontier workers seemed to be excluded from this service. Until now, that is. The government has recently granted frontier workers the possibility…

Katie Kuschminder wins ERC grant

Katie Kuschminder wins ERC grant

Dr. Katie Kuschminder has won a ‘Starting Grant’ from the European Research Council (ERC), which is awarded to researchers with two to seven years of experience since completion of their PhD. This 1.5-million-euro grant will enable Katie to form a…

Relaunch of the International Migration Institute at the University of Amsterdam

Relaunch of the International Migration Institute at the University of Amsterdam

Last year, the International Migration Insititute (IMI) completed its relocation from the University of Oxford to the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR). The move allows for the continuation of IMI’s original research agenda to promote new…

The IMISCOE Migration Podcast: MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel on misconceptions of migration and development

 Prof. Melissa Siegel was interviewed for the Migration Podcast published by the International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe research network (IMISCOE). In the episode, she speaks about the aspirations that drive people’s decisions to live elsewhere and debunks…

Arjen Leerkes on Belgian radio

Arjen Leerkes on Belgian radio

 After the news broke out that migrants are trying to flee from Spain to countries such as Morocco and Algeria due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Belgian Radio 1 channel asked Prof. Arjen Leerkes to comment on this phenomenon. He…

ICMPD short-term consultancy: Policy on Engagement with Iraqis Abroad

ICMPD short-term consultancy: Policy on Engagement with Iraqis Abroad

 The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has been supporting the government of Iraq in the development of a diaspora engagement strategy with the assistance of Dr. Michaella Vanore and Prof. Melissa Siegel. Dr. Vanore will work with ICMPD…

IOM project: Reintegration

IOM project: Reintegration

 Dr. Sonja Fransen will lead a new, six-month project for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), combining two recently awarded projects on ‘Comparative Reintegration Outcomes in Forced and Voluntary Returns’ and ‘Understanding and Implementing Gender-Sensitive Sustainable Reintegration’. The combined project will focus on…