MiLifeStatus co-organised with the Danish Institute for Human Rights the symposium: Immigrant Naturalization in Comparative Context. Policy Changes, Practical Obstacles and Research Challenges. The seminar took place in Copenhagen on 19 June 2018.
MiLifeStatus researchers Maarten Vink, Swantje Falcke, Floris Peters, Christophe Leclerc (all Maastricht University) and Anna Tegunimataka (Lund University) presented first findings of the MiLifeStatus project in three papers at the 2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference in Barcelona (2-4 July 2018).
On Friday, 8th June 2018, Post-doctoral researcher Swantje Falcke presented a paper at the European Population conference 2018 in Brussels.
MiLifeStatus researcher Floris Peters gave a presentation on the 7th of May during the International Migration Conference in Utrecht.
MiLifeStatus project leader Maarten Vink gave a keynote lecture on citizenship and legal statuses at a conference on the situation for Afghan refugees in Sweden on Friday 11 May in Lund, Sweden.
On 29th March, Post-doctoral researcher Swantje Falcke and PhD candidate Marloes de Hoon presented a paper at the 25th International Conference of Europeanists in Illinois, USA. The conference is themed around “Europe and the World: Mobilities, Values and Citizenship” and organized by the Council for European Studies.
Citizenship: a kickstarter for immigrant integration
Naturalisation has the potential to provide a boost to the integration of immigrants according to Floris Peters, a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University.
Lillian Frost is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at George Washington University (GWU), with primary research interests in forced migration, citizenship, and Middle East politics.
Samuel David Schmid is a PhD researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Supervised by Rainer Bauböck and Maarten Vink, he comparatively investigates the relationship between the openness of borders and the inclusiveness of citizenship.