“The right to immigrate”. An interview with Prof. Arjen Leerkes

Every 18 December, the United Nations celebrate International Migrants Day to recognise the efforts, contributions, and rights of migrants worldwide. A perfect moment to speak with Arjen Leerkes, who was appointed Professor of ‘Migration, Securitisation and Social Cohesion’ at Maastricht University…

MACIMIDE Annual Conference

MACIMIDE Annual Conference

On September 21 the annual MACIMIDE conference took place at Kasteel Vaeshartelt. During several interesting workshops, panels and roundtable discussions, junior and senior MACIMIDE researchers presented their work to fellow researchers from the UM as well as to guest speakers…

Symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira

Next Friday 5 October will take place a Symposium in honour of Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Jessurun d’Oliveira at the occasion of his 85th birthday. The topic of the symposium will be the following: ‘European citizenship: A pie in the sky? Looking back…

MACIMIDE, Maastricht University to take part in the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration

The European Commission has awarded funding for what is probably the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration, set to start work in September 2018. MIGNEX(Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus) will be carried out over the course of five…

Karlijn Haagsman represents MACIMIDE in YERUN workshop at Dublin City University

Karlijn Haagsman represents MACIMIDE in YERUN workshop at Dublin City University

On 25 and 26 June Karlijn Haagsman represented MACIMDE at the YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network) Research workshop on Migration and Integration hosted by Dublin City University. The workshop brought together representatives of individual YERUN member universities who were working…

28/03/2019 IMISCOE Spring Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond

The ‘Transforming Mobility and Immobility: Brexit and Beyond’ IMISCOE Spring Conference will take place on 28-29 March 2019 in Sheffield, UK. This conference is organised by the Migration Research Group (MRG) at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Centre of…

Macimide publications, July 2018

Volante, L., Klinger, D., Siegel, M. (2018). ‘The secrets of immigrant student success’. The Conversation. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/the-secrets-of-immigrant-student-success-92164 Walkden, G., Anderson, E., Vink, M. et al. (2018). ‘Frailty in older-age European migrants: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the Survey of Health, Aging and…

MACIMIDE’s Melissa Siegel and Veronika Faith launch WP2 of Reminder project

Monitoring migration within the EU with existing data This mapping paper of work package 2 provides a discussion and overview of the main databases available to understand mobility within the EU. It maps existing data sources and evaluates their usefulness…

Prof. dr. Marta Sender joins the Maastricht University Faculty of Law

Dr Marta Pertegás Sender appointed professor of Private International Law and Transnational Law She obtained her doctoral degree at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2000 while practising part-time as a lawyer of counsel in Brussels. Subsequently, she combined the…

Prof. dr. Arjen Leerkes joins UNU-MERIT

Prof. Dr. Arjen Leerkes joined the Migration Group at UNU-MERIT as a professorial fellow. There has been a selective securitisation of migration since the 1990s, and it is against this backdrop that Prof. Leerkes studies how states impact patterns of international…