(International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion)
IMISCOE is a Network of Excellence uniting over 500 researchers from variousinstitutes that specialise in migration studies across Europe. Networks of Excellence are cooperative research ventures that were created by the EuropeanCommission to help overcome the fragmentation of international studies. Theyamass a crucial source of knowledge and expertise to help inform Europeanleadership today.Since its foundation in 2004, IMISCOE has advanced an integrated, multi-disciplinary and globally comparative research programme to address thethemes specified in its name, short for: International Migration, Integrationand Social Cohesion in Europe. IMISCOE members come from all branches of the economic and social sciences, the humanities and law. The Network drawsfrom existing studies and advances innovative lines of inquiry key to Europeanpolicymaking and governance. Priority is placed on developing a theoreticaldesign to promote new research and offer practical alternatives for sound policy.The IMISCOE-Amsterdam University Press Series was created to make theNetwork’s findings and results available to researchers, policymakers, themedia and the public at large. High-quality manuscripts authored by IMISCOEmembers and cooperating partners are published in one of four distinct series.ResearchReportsDissertationsTextbooksThe RESEARCH series presents empirical and theoretical scholarship address-ing issues of international migration, integration and social cohesion inEurope. Authored by experts in the field, the works provide a rich referencesource for researchers and other concerned parties.The REPORTS series responds to needs for knowledge within IMISCOE’smandated fields of migration research. Compiled by leading specialists, theworks disseminate succinct and timely information for European policymakers,practitioners and other stakeholders.The DISSERTATIONS series showcases select PhD monographs written byIMISCOE doctoral candidates. The works span an array of fields within studiesof international migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe.The TEXTBOOKS series produces manuals, handbooks and other didactic toolsdeveloped by specialists in migration studies. The works are used within theIMISCOE training programme and for educational purposes by academicinstitutes worldwide.IMISCOE Policy Briefs and more information on the Network can be found atwww.imiscoe.org.