The Research Centre for Migration, Diversity and Justice focuses on the multilevel governance and politics of immigration, justice and home affairs, immigrant integration, diversity and equality. It is also part of and hosts the VUB’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM), which gathers more than 100 VUB researchers from 11 disciplines.
Regulating the entry and stay of foreigners and defining their rights are close to the sovereignty of nation states. Yet, elements of these policy areas have been shifted upwards to the international level (EU and international organizations), downwards to the sub-state level (regional and local authorities) and outwards (to countries of origin, transit and private actors). Whilst many research institutes study issues such as immigration and immigrant integration, we distinguish ourselves by a multi-level governance focus. We also prioritize three key themes that will prominently figure on European and national policy agendas in the coming decade.
- EU asylum and migration governance including its external dimension
- European anti-discrimination policies and politics
- EU Justice and Home Affairs
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BSoG researchers valorise and discuss research on role of regions and cities in migrant inclusion governance at European and local events
New publications on migratory decision-making published by BSoG researchers for H2020 project
Migration information campaigns: How to analyse their impact?
Bureaucratic Migration Politics in West Africa: Opportunities and Dependencies Created by EU Funding
Migrant Academics’ Narratives of Precarity and Resilience in Europe
Samenwerken aan een participatief lokaal integratiebeleid in kleine en middelgrote steden
In the media
Experts niet mals voor migratieplannen Vooruit: “Doel is om extreemrechts publiek aan te trekken”
Zes maanden staatssecretaris Nicole de Moor: 'Opvangcrisis domineert haar werk'
La Vivaldi tétanisée face aux milliers de migrants laissés dans le froid
FWO - Escaping gridlock through financial instruments? Analyzing change in EU funding for migration and asylum
BIRMM: Brussels Interdisciplinary Research centre on Migration and Minorities