Maarten Vink interviewed in UMagazine

MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink has been interviewed about MiLifeStatus in UMagazine, a magazine on education and research that is issued three times a year by Maastricht University. 

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Maarten Vink gives public lecture in Malmö City Library

On Thursday 23 November 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink will give a public lecture in the municipal public library in Malmö, Sweden. He will talk about the MiLifeStatus research. 

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Maarten Vink gives seminar on electoral acceptance of immigrant and emigrant dual citizenship in the Netherlands

On Thursday 9 November 2017, MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink will give a seminar at Malmö University, titled Double standards: electoral acceptance of immigrant and emigrant dual citizenship in the Netherlands.

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Maarten Vink gives seminar at Linköping University

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

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MiLifeStatus team welcomes new PhDs

We are happy to announce that PhD candidates Christophe Leclerc and Marie Labussière and Christophe Leclerc have recently joined our team.

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Floris Peters presents at UNU-MERIT Migration Seminar

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, MO-TRAYL 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.

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Maarten Vink gives seminar on frailty in older-age European migrants

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).

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Floris Peters presents citizenship research at Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment

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. 

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MiLifeStatus research on immigrant naturalisation discussed in Dutch Senate

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.

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Floris Peters and Maarten Vink receive APSA Best Chapter Award

The migration and citizenship section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) has awarded the ‘2016 Best Chapter Award’ to a book chapter by Floris Peters and Maarten Vink.

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Swantje Falcke presents MiLifeStatus results at press meeting in Berlin

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.

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Maarten Vink co-editor of Oxford Handbook of Citizenship

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.

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Maarten Vink appointed ROA Research Fellow

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).

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Maarten Vink appointed Willy Brandt Guest Professor in Malmö

MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink has been appointed as Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare (MIM) at Malmö University for the academic year 2017-18.

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MiLifeStatus researchers present work at IMISCOE conference Rotterdam

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.

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MiLifeStatus research project officially kicked-off

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.

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Maarten Vink debunks myth about naturalisation in Observant

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.

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Paper by MiLifeStatus researchers receives 'honorable mention’

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.

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Swantje Falcke successfully defends PhD thesis

On 21 April 2017, Swantje Falcke successfully defended her PhD thesis On the move: Analyzing immigration determinants and immigrant outcomes at Utrecht University.

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Dutch newspaper publishes letter to editor by Maarten Vink en Floris Peters

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.

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MiLifeStatus has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 682626)

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