Whole-COMM at the 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference

Don’t miss our panels on July 4th and 5th, 2023 at the 20th IMISCOE’S Annual Conference taking place in Warsaw & online! This year’s conference will focus on the relationship between migration and inequalities, aiming to uncover insights and potential solutions.

We are pleased to present three panels chaired by our researchers Maria Schiller (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tiziana Caponio (Collegio Carlo Alberto). The panels are titled “Beyond MLG: How Levels and Actors Entangle Policy Logics and Interact in Immigrant Policy Practice” and will provide engaging discussions:

1. Part 1: Local vs. National

Tuesday, July 4, 16.30 – 18.30 – Room 3110

2. Part 2: Local battlegrounds

Wednesday, July 5, 9.00 – 10.30 – Room 1110

3. Part 3: Reception of Ukrainians

Wednesday, July 5, 9.00 – 10.30 – Room 2116

The presentation of IMISCOE Annual Conference of 2023

Inequalities invariably intertwine with migration. On the micro-scale, socio-economic inequalities shape the propensity to migrate. On a macro-scale, South-North and East-West dynamics act as migration drivers. Recent mobility-related debates include inequalities as developmental outcomes of migration, as an implication of social and economic remittances, and as an issue to be addressed by public policies. Inequality-related challenges are also discussed in the context of gender, ethnic and racial disparities, urban segregation, or labour market segmentation in receiving countries. Inequalities intertwine with migration knowledge production. Postcolonial power relations determine who gets to define the research agenda, who receives research funding and, consequently, who gets to theorise migration knowledge.

There is a growing need for scientific and political discussion on new inequalities and challenges for the future, such as the demographic, climate and technological changes, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mass forced migration following conflicts such as the current war in Ukraine. As an efficient public response is still lacking, research and academic debates are much needed to support political decision-making processes. The focus on inequalities of the 2023 IMISCOE Annual Conference can facilitate the strengthening of topics in IMISCOE debates, from different methodological approaches (quantitative and qualitative) and various disciplinary focuses (including but not limited to economics, sociology, demography, political science, anthropology, law, history and geography).

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