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…

WFP project: Urban response to COVID-19 in Kenya

WFP project: Urban response to COVID-19 in Kenya

 The World Food Programme (WFP) has asked the migration team at UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance to evaluate an urban response intervention in Nairobi. The intervention aims to provide life-saving humanitarian support to poor households residing in informal settlements who are…

Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus (MIGNEX)

Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus (MIGNEX)

MIGNEX is a five-year research project (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. MIGNEX is the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration, involving researchers from nine institutions in Europe, Africa and Asia. UNU-MERIT…

MISTY Project: Migration, Transformation, Sustainability.

MISTY Project: Migration, Transformation, Sustainability.

 While the topics of sustainability and migration are both widely discussed, there is little understanding of the connections between the two. The project MISTY migration, transformation, sustainability seeks to explore the ways that migration interacts with sustainability concerns in destination cities,…