4 April: MACIMIDE Kick-Off Conference

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Date(s) - 04/04/14
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Faculty of Law, Bouillonstraat 1-3, Maastricht


MACIMIDE Kick-Off Conference

In cooperation with the Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) 

The MACIMIDE Kick-Off Conference disseminated original research in the areas of cross-border mobility, citizenship, transnationalism, migration and development, highlighted the work of the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development and brought together in Maastricht distinguished scholars from other Dutch and European Universities.

The Conference was organized in four sessions along the MACIMIDE Research Themes:

  • Migration and Development
  • Transnational families
  • Cross-border Mobility and
  • Citizenship and Immigrant Integration

Conference Materials

SUMMARY of the Conference (pdf.)

Conference Programme

Abstracts (pdf.)

Speakers (pdf.)

Full List of Participants (pdf.)


For more information, please contact Costica Dumbrava (MACIMIDE Executive Coordinator) at macimide@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Organizing Committee

Gerard-René de Groot (Faculty of Law- Private Law), MACIMIDE Co-Director

Valentina Mazzucato (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Technology & Society Studies), MACIMIDE Research Theme Leader: Transnational Families

Hildegard Schneider (Faculty of Law – International and European Law), MACIMIDE Research Theme Leader: Cross-border Mobility

Melissa Siegel (Maastricht Graduate School of Governance & UNU-MERIT), MACIMIDE Research Theme Leader: Migration and Development

Maarten Vink (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Political Science), MACIMIDE Co-Director, Research Theme Leader: Citizenship and Immigrant Integration

 Costica Dumbrava (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences- Political Science & Faculty of Law), MACIMIDE Executive Coordinator.


The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) is a new interdisciplinary research group of scholars from Maastricht University aimed at collaboration on issues of cross-border mobility, citizenship, transnationalism, migration and development. MACIMIDE brings together scholars from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, the Faculty of Law as well as the School of Business and Economics. The Centre aims to provide a research platform for scholars and students working in the area of citizenship, migration and development, to bridge between the UM research community and the wider academic and professional communities, as well as to link the local and the regional to Europe and the world.