MiLifeStatus researcher Floris Peters has published an article in the Dutch economics blog Me Judice, titled Naturalisatie geeft potentiële kickstart voor de integratie van migranten [English: Naturalisation provides potential kick start for the integration of migrants].
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink was interviewed about MiLifeStatus in UMagazine, a magazine on education and research that is issued three times a year by Maastricht University.
On Monday 18 December 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink gave a lecture at the fourth Bilbao European Encounters Congress (BEE). The lecture was titled Citizenship and the Socio-Economic and Political Integration of Refugees in Europe.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink was interviewed for the website of Malmö University, Sweden.
MiLifeStatus was one of the organisers of the conference Varieties of Citizenship in a Globalised World, which took place on Monday 27 November and Tuesday 28 November at the European University Institute in Florence.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink and PhD co-supervisor Gerard-René de Groot gave a presentation during the conference.
On Thursday 23 November, Anna Tegunimataka, associated MiLifeStatus researcher at Lund University, presented her paper on Naturalization and Earnings: A Denmark–Sweden Comparison at a seminar on the challenges of restricting the Danish rules of citizenship.
On Wednesday 22 November 2017, MiLifeStatus researcher Swantje Falcke presented a paper during the Dutch Demography Day 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, titled Citizenship status transitions in the migrant life course: a typology.
On Thursday 9 November 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink gave a seminar at Malmö University, titled Double standards: electoral acceptance of immigrant and emigrant dual citizenship in the Netherlands.
On Wednesday 1 November 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink gave a seminar at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) at Linköping University, Sweden, titled Elusive citizenship: a political sociology of immigrant naturalization.
On Wednesday 18 October 2017, MiLifeStatus researcher Floris Peters gave a presentation at the Migration Seminar of the United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). The presentation is titled Naturalisation and homeownership: an analysis of the signalling effect of citizenship in the housing market.
On Thursday 12 October 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink gave a seminar at Malmö University, titled Frailty in older-age European migrants: cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).
On Monday 9 October, MiLifeStatus researcher Floris Peters participated in the first edition of the Science Day (in Dutch: SZW Wetenschapsdag) at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment in The Hague.
On Tuesday 3 October 2017, the Dutch Senate voted against a proposal that would increase the residence requirement for naturalisation from the current five to seven years. Senators from various parties referred to recent studies by MiLifeStatus researchers Maarten Vink, Floris Peters, and Hans Schmeets.
On 31 August 2017, MiLifeStatus researcher Swantje Falcke attended a press meeting in Berlin, organized by MEDIENDIENST INTEGRATION. As one of three experts on migration and integration, she talked to journalists about the nearly eight million individuals residing in Germany who do not have a passport and therefore are not allowed to vote during the upcoming elections of the Bundestag on 24 September.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink is one of the co-editors of the Oxford Handbook of Citizenship, together with Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauboeck, and Irene Bloemraad. The book has recently been published by Oxford University Press.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink has been appointed as research fellow at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA), a research institute of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics (SBE).
MiLifeStatus researchers Maarten Vink, Marloes de Hoon, and Floris Peters presented their work during the 14th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Rotterdam, which took place on 28-30 June 2017. IMISCOE is Europe's largest network of scholars in the area of migration and integration. The conference covered the theme ‘Migration, Diversity and Cities’ and was organized by Erasmus University Rotterdam.
With an inspiring conference, the ERC funded research project MiLifeStatus (2016-2021) was officially kicked-off at Maastricht University on 27 June 2017. The kick-off meeting brought together the MiLifeStatus team and fellow academics from Europe and North America.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink has been interviewed for the series Mythbusters in the independent university newspaper The Observant. In this series academics shoot down popular myths on complex topics. Vink explains why the idea that a passport is the crowning glory of a successful integration, is a myth.
The migration and citizenship section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) has awarded a ‘honorable mention’ to a paper by MiLifeStatus team members Floris Peters, Maarten Vink and Hans Schmeets, as part of the 2016 Annual Best Article Award.
On 21 April 2017, Swantje Falcke successfully defended her PhD thesis On the move: Analyzing immigration determinants and immigrant outcomes at Utrecht University.
The Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad recently published a letter to the editor by MiLifeStatus researchers Maarten Vink and Floris Peters (25 & 26 March 2017).
In light of the Senate’s discussion of a bill that would increase the minimum residence requirement for naturalisation from five to seven years, they write that naturalisation especially improves the chances of finding paid employment for migrants who naturalise quickly. The research to which they refer has been published in Perspectief op het Nederlanderschap, Bevolkingstrends 2017/01.