The French Collaborative Institute on Migration (CIMigration) is a unique research program in France that associates social sciences, humanities and health sciences in the field of migration studies. The Institute, headed by Professor François Héran (Collège de France) is currently organized in 5 departments gathering almost 400 researchers from (mostly) French and international universities. All disciplines, research methods and case studies are represented in the work of the fellows. Together, the fellows study migration —understood in a broad meaning- without time or space limit to capture today’s migration highlights. The CIMigration regularly organizes seminar, scientific events, publishing activities and funds emerging projects and PhD grants. It has also developed its own Master degree program. The Institute fosters a dialogue between science and society thanks to partnerships with civil society stakeholders. Research developed at the Institute resonates with global academic interest on the topic of migration.
The objective of the first international conference of the CIMigration is to stimulate a dialogue between the research led by the fellows and international research hotspots. The conference provides a focused entry point for debates along five cutting-edge topics in migration studies: welcoming policies elaborated by cities; the nexus between migration and climate change; discriminations in the access to healthcare systems; situations of migration in past and colonial empires, and confronting assimilation theories to ethnic and racial research.
THURSDAY 6TH MAY
Introduction by François Héran — 2-2:30 pm (CEST)
SESSION 1 / Policy — 2:30-4.30 pm (CEST): Sanctuary cities and welcoming territories
SESSION 2 / Dynamics — 5-7 pm (CEST): Migration, environnement and climate change
FRIDAY 7th MAY
SESSION 3 / Heath — 11 am-1 pm (CEST): Racism and Health: When the Healthcare System Discriminates
SESSION 4 / Global — 2.30-4.30 pm (CEST): Migrations and empires
SESSION 5 / Integer — 5-7 pm (CEST): Assimilation theories facing ethnic and racial studiesMore detail on programme here. To register, click here.