Date(s) - 22/01/14 - 24/01/14
IS Academy Final Conference: Migration and Development “A World in Motion”
Maastricht University and the Maastricht School of Management
The final conference of the IS Academy: Migration and Development project will be hosted in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 22-24 January 2014 by Maastricht University and the Maastricht School of Management. The conference will share the results of the analysis of the IS Academy: Migration and Development Project data, and examine other results and analysis from other research around the world.
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The IS Academy: Migration and Development project is a five-year research study (2009-2014) funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The IS Academy aims to strengthen the quality of policies in the area of development cooperation through interaction between policy makers and academia.
This project has five research themes:
- Remittances, development and poverty alleviation
- Brain drain and development policy
- Return migration in the life cycle of migrants
- An examination of the EU Mobility Partnerships
- The external dimension of an EU Migration Policy
The project focuses on five countries, with the Netherlands being the receiving country case study, and Afghanistan, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Morocco being sending country case studies. In each of the sending countries, household surveys were conducted with households that currently had a migrant abroad, households that had a return migrant, and households that had no experience of migration.
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