In the age of globalization, the importance of migration for the industrialized countries has increased. Inflows of migrants have steadily risen in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Not only the traditional immigration countries are affected, but also many European countries. Although policy responses to these developments are widely debated in public, the fast-growing economic research on many aspects of migration is often ignored.
Against this background, IZA Director Klaus F. Zimmermann and IZA Research Fellow Thomas Bauer have edited a four-volume collection entitled "The Economics of Migration". It contains some of the most significant contributions to the economics of migration, which provide an overview of the present state of empirical migration research. The collection is meant to act as a helpful point of departure for economists who want to start research in this area as well as a possible reading list for lecturers and graduate students.
It includes 103 articles, dating from 1919 to 2000 from contributors such as G.J. Borjas, D.E. Card, B.R. Chiswick, R.B. Freeman, T.J. Hatton, J. Mincer, C.A. Pissarides, J.L. Simon, and J.G. Williamson.
The book is available (for IZA Research Fellows at a discount) from Edward Elgar Publishing [download PDF leaflet].
Since it is impossible to include all major articles on migration in four volumes, we have created an online database for literature on migration. This database is constantly updated and contains thousands of references, including articles in journals and collective volumes as well as recent working papers. Some of the papers are downloadable in PDF format.
You can search the list using the query boxes below.
'The CERIS Metadatabase
Project provides an evolving, central Web-based reference point for a wide
variety of databases on ethnoracial demographics and immigrant settlement
information in the Greater Toronto Area'
This new database on
immigrants and expatriates in OECD countries is the first internationally
comparable data set with detailed information on the foreign-born population for
almost all member countries of the OECD.
AboutImmigration was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS. Whether you're interested in coming to the UK to work or live - or simply want to know about the impact of immigration in the UK, you'll find a wealth of information and advice here.
AMC Asian Migrant Centre
'Based in Hong Kong, the Asian Migrant Centre (AMC) operates as 'learning and knowledge centre based on communities of practice'.' ...'AMC’s primary goal is to promote the human rights, dignity and empowerment of migrant workers and their families in Asia, so that they are able to assert and defend their rights and interests, and become partners in sustainable, just and gender-fair social development.'
Source: AMC Website
American Immigration Council
'The American Immigration Council (formerly the American Immigration Law Foundation) was established in 1987 as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational, charitable organization by the leaders of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The Council is dedicated to changing how Americans think and act towards immigrants and to advancing fundamental fairness and due process under the law for immigrants.'
Source: American Immigration Council Website
AMID: Academy for Migration Studies in Denmark
consortium consisting of researchers at research centers representing three institutions of higher education and two research institutes, established in 2001 for a period of 5 years with the support of the Danish Research Agency
APMRN: Asian Pacific Migration Research Network
Long-term research project approved by the UNESCO MOST Programme. The Website offers numerous resources dealing with migration and social transformation in the Asia-Pacific region which include working papers and the APMRN Update Newsletter.
'Der Arbeitskreis Migrationspolitik wurde 1994 in Potsdam im Rahmen des Kongresses der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft gegründet.'
Auf der Webseite finden sich Berichte über Tagungen, Konferenzpapiere und eine Übersicht entsprechende Publikationen.
ASA Section on International Migration (American Sociological Society)
'The purpose of the Section on International Migration is to stimulate, promote, and reward the development of original theory and research on international migration. By providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, the Section aims to contribute to scholarly collaboration and to a comprehensive understanding of the causes and consequences of international migration, including the incorporation of immigrants in receiving societies.'The website also offers online access to the Ethnic Economies Bibliography.
CEDEM Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (Université de Liege)
'Le CEDEM, créé en 1995, est un centre interfacultaire ayant pour but d'effectuer toute recherche théorique ou empirique dans les domaines des migrations humaines, des relations ethniques et du racisme.' Although basically a French-language site, the Centre's web page offers online-documents and information in English as well.
CEETUM - Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises
'The Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM) is an inter-university and multidisciplinary research centre which brings together researchers specialized in the study of ethnic relations in Quebec and Canada.' (Source: CEETUM website)
CEMES: Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies
CEMES is a 'not for profit' company which operated from 1998-2002. It specialised in policy-relevant research, information and publishing on international migration, ethnic relations and related topics in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.Archived materials are still accessible.
Center for Immigration Research (University of Houston)
The Center seeks to study the consequences of current immigration trends in order to inform decision making concerning international and national immigration policies, as well as to disseminate information to local institutions, organizations and policy-makers involved with the settlement and incorporation of America's "new immigrants" into their communities.
Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum
The Center for International and European Law on Immigration and Asylum was founded in 1994 at the University of Konstanz.Their site offers access to documents on International and European Immigration and Asylum Law. Documents include international treaties, primary and secondary Community law and ceveral domestic instruments of Germany and other states.
Centre of Migration Research (Warsaw University)
Established in 1993, it is an interdisciplinary group of researchers representing various departments of Warsaw University, Warsaw School of Economics and Institute of Political Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences) with a focus on international population movements, migrants' integration, ethnic relations and migration policy. CMR offers downloadable working papers in both Polish and English.
Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma
The Centro offers an online searchable library, which specializes in Italian and international migration; it hosts an extensive collection of books (over 25.000), journals and other publication (over 200 titles). Research is possible both in Italian and English.
Website of the Study Centre on Immigration (Centro Studi Immigrazione) of Verona (Italy). 'It provides information to those interested in gaining appropriate and in depth knowledge of the current migration phenomena, with special focus on the Italian context.It offers : Access to the archive and library of the Study Centre on Immigration Access to further information and documents available on line, facilitating your searches in the web.' (Italian Language Site)
CMD: The Centre for Migration & Development
Based at Princeton University the Centre promotes research on international migration and national development, in particular research on the relationship between immigrant communities in the developed world and the growth and development prospects of the sending nations.
CML: Centre for Migration Law
Based at the Katholieke Universiteit Nijmwegen the CML undertakes international and interdisciplinary research in the following research areas:
- Emancipation of Minorities in Legal Perspective
- Minorities and Migration in Europe
CMS Center for Migration Studies
CMS,founded in New York in 1964, is one of the premier institutes for migration studies in the United States. It is committed to facilitating the study of sociodemographic, historical, economic, political, legislative and pastoral aspects of human migration and refugee movements.The CMS Documentation Centre currently holds over 22,000 volumes and includes 200 periodicals, 3,000 journal article reprints, 600 dissertations, and 1,800 conference papers and is online searchable (www.cmsny.library.net)
COMPAS Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
The Centre based at Oxford University and founded by The British Economic and Social Research Council will start activities in October 2003. It will undertake interdisciplinary research, especially in the field of migration theory and will offer a data-base, newsletter, website and information portal.
COMPSTAT Comparing National Data Sources in the Field of Migration and Integration
'The basic objective of COMPSTAT is to collect essential technical information on various sorts of regularly produced micro-datasets and statistics (registers, counts, censuses, sample surveys) usable for studies on the integration of immigrant minorities in Europe and, thereby, to contribute to establishing comparability of these data and to lay the foundations for comparative monitoring of integration processes in Europe.'
CRER: Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick
'CRER is at the forefront of research into the experience of people from minority ethnic groups in the UK and Western Europe. Its constantly expanding research agenda includes a focus on the processes of racial discrimination, issues of citizenship, political participation, cultural identity, refugees, ethnic mobilisation and nationalism' (source: CRER website')
Online organization aimed to protect and promote the rights of migrants and to support all ongoing NGO campaigns on migrant issues.
Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty (DRC)
'The Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty was established in June 2003, in recognition of the complex relationship between migration and poverty. It aims to examine migration flows in which poor people themselves are most represented and how migration impacts variously on their livelihoods, rights and levels of social protection...'
'DIM-Net ist ein benutzer- und fachthemenorientierter, im Kooperationsverbund arbeitender Informations-Dienstleistungsverein, mit einem eigenen, auf die Themen Flucht und Migration abgestimmten Informations- und Dokumentationssystem.' (German Language Site)
Dossier: Migration und Integration
Online Angebot der Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung: 'Dieses Themendossier beschäftigt sich umfassend mit den kontrovers diskutierten Themen Zuwanderung und Integration in Deutschland, es zeigt, wie das Zuwanderungs- und Asylrecht auf europäischer Ebene geregelt wird und bietet Daten, Fakten und Einschätzungen zu den globalen Trends im Migrationsgeschehen.'
ECHR Equality and Human Rights Commission
'The Commission is a statutory body set up to protect, enforce and promote equality across seven areas: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment. We are also charged with protecting human rights, and promoting good relations in society.'
Source: ECHR Websit
ECMI European Centre for Minority Issues
'The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) conducts practice-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning minority-majority relations in Europe.' (Source: ECMI website)
ECRE European Council for Refugees and Exiles
ECRE is an umbrella organisation of 73 refugee-assisting agencies in 30 countries working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees. The ECRE offers website offers plenty of downloadbale papers, reports and other materials.
EFMS Europäisches Forum für Migrationsstudien
'Das efms ist ein wissenschaftliches Institut an der Universität Bamberg. Seine Aufgaben umfassen Forschung, Dokumentation, Beratung und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit im Bereich Migration, Integration und Migrationspolitik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in Europa.'Die EFMS Website bietet neben Publikationen auch Zugriff auf die Literatur- und Dokumentationsdatenbanken des Instituts. (German Language Site)
offers a continually updated collection of migration related full-text documents
Electronic Immigration Network
EIN is a voluntary sector organisation specialising in the provision of information on immigration and refugee law via the Internet, particularly in the United Kingdom and Europe.
EMZ European Migration Centre
The aim of the EMZ is to intensify networking between European institutions working in the wide field of migration and ethnicity
as well as practical guidance for immigrant entrepreneurs in Berlin.
EMZ hosts an extensive library and runs an oline-databank.
European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations
'The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) exists to actively encourage, support and promote comparative research in the fields of international migration and ethnic relations within the European context. The centre is situated within the Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.... Research at ERCOMER is conducted within three themed areas: migration; immigrants in host societies; and host societies' responses to immigrants, ethnic minorities, and foreign countries and peoples. The research topics include multiculturalism, ethnic exclusionism, ethnic conflict, racism, and nationalism.' (source: ERCOMER website)
Ethnobarometer is a 'network of social scientists and experts providing independent reports on inter-ethnic relations and migration flows in Europe', based in Rome / Italy. The website offers online-publications in English.
FGEI Gender, Ethnicity, Identity. The New Maids in the Age of Globalisation.
'The research project ‚Gender, Ethnicity, Identity. The new Maids in the Age of Globalisation’ is located at the Arbeitsstelle für Interkulturelle Pädagogik (Working Group for Intercultural Education) at the Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster.
The project is located at the intersection of three areas and perspectives of research: migration research, gender research and the study of the social history of women’s work in Europe, especially the so-called ‘research on servants’.'(Source: FGEI Website)
FMO: Forced Migration Online
provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide
'Die Informationsplattform focus Migration ist eine Kooperation zwischen der Migration Research Group (MRG) des Hamburgischen WeltWirtschaftsInstituts (HWWI), dem Netzwerkes Migration in Europa e.V. und der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb). Sie vereint somit die Produkte und Expertise der drei Partner in den Bereichen Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl sowie Integration. focus Migration bietet aktuelle Zahlen, Daten und Analysen zu den Themen Zuwanderung, Flucht und Asyl sowie Integration. focus Migration besteht aus drei Kernprodukten - dem Newsletter „Migration und Bevölkerung“, Kurzdossiers und Länderprofilen. Hiermit wird ein breites Spektrum an Informationen angeboten'.
Forced Migration Review
48 page magazine published 3 times a year which has acquired a reputation as the leading practical journal on refugee and displacement issues (free full-text)
FRA European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Vienna based organization which emerged from the 'European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia'. Acts as an independent advisory body to the EU. For the time being the FRA still focuses on monitoring of racism and xenophobia, but will broaden their activities in the near future.
German-Canadian Books, Journals and Theses: A Bibliography, 1996 - 2006
'German-speaking people and their descendants have travelled many routes in Canada. While these journeys have certainly covered much geographical territory they have also covered social, cultural, political, linguistic, and literary ground. This bibliography is intended to highlight recent research in these areas.' Source: Website
German-Canadian Studies at the University of Winnipeg
'The Chair promotes the teaching of, and research into the history and culture of German-speaking immigrants and their descendants in Canada. It interacts with the German-Canadian community in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the rest of Canada through public lectures and a newsletter. The Chair promotes regional, national and international research through a series of conferences, grants and publications.' (Source: German-Canadian Studies website)
Global Commission on International Migration
'The mandate of the Commission is to place International Migration on the Global Agenda; analyse Gaps in Current Policy Approaches to Migration and examine Inter-linkages with Other Issue-Areas;
present Recommendations to the United Nations Secretary-General and other Stakeholders.'
The website provides information on current and past activities of the commission. There's also a policy paper series which was launched in June 2004. The Global Commission closed on 31 December 2005.
'The present website Global Diasporas is an attempt towards bringing together the ongoing research on various diaspora communities to a single platform for the benefit of the reader and researcher.' (Source: Global Diasporas website).
This source is closely connected to 'The Indian Diaspora' website.
Global Migration and Japan
Website launched in January 2003 by Yamawaki Keizo,professor at Meiji University in Tokyo,in order to offer information in English about various aspects of immigration to Japan.
Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia
'With the sponsorship of the “Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies” (INSTRCC), a total of 3 , 782 keywords with which 13,000 entries of the database and 600 images can be retrieved are all cleaned up: each contains Chinese characters, Pinyin as well as translation in English. From this list, a thesaurus of Chinese overseas is developed and may be adapted for databases built by other libraries and collectors.' Source: website
ICAR Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees in the UK
'independent information centre that exists to promote understanding of asylum and refugees in the UK and to encourage information-based debate and policy-making'. The website also offers an extensive database on literature dealing with asylum and refugees all over the world.
ICMPD International Centre for Migration Policy Development
The Vienna based International Centre for Migration Policy Development is an inter-governmental organisation, created in 1993 at the initiative of Switzerland and Austria. A total of 25 governments now support the Centre. It was granted partial diplomatic status in 1997, and full status in 2000. The purpose of the Centre is to promote comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to
function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and
organisations primarily on European migration issues. The ICMPD website has been designed in order to provide fast access to a more comprehensive variety of information; various papers, reports and speeches are available as PDF downloads.
ICMPD International Centre for Migration Policy Development
'ICMPD today is an international organisation with eleven Member States (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland), sixty staff members at its Vienna Headquarters, a mission in Brussels and regional offices and representatives throughout Europe, CIS, Northern Africa and the Middle East. ICMPD holds UN observer status. The purpose of ICMPD is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations.'
Source: ICMPD Website
'In this 30-month project, the consortium of scientific institutions from 9 EU states, all with tremendous experience in migration research will analyse the causes, characteristics and impact of migratory flows in the new European immigration destinations - Southern and Eastern Europe, and with reference to the "established" European immigration countries.'
ILPA: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
'The Immigration Law Practitioners' Association was established in 1984 by a group of leading UK immigration practitioners to: -promote and improve the advising and representation of immigrants
-provide information to members on domestic and European immigration, refugee and nationality law
-secure a non-racist, non-sexist, just and equitable system of immigration, refugee and nationality law'
(Source: ILPA website)
Among other things London-based ILPA offers a publication series called: ILPA Policy Papers, which deal with different aspects of immigration, asylum and human rights.
IMEPO Hellenic Migration Policy Institute
'IMEPO's mission is to research and understand the phenomenon of migration and conduct studies, which contribute to the design and implementation of a viable and realistic immigration policy within the European Union's framework.
In addition, it acts as the advisor of the Greek Government on migration policy issues.' (Source: IMEPO website)
IMER: Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations at Malmö University
'At the Department of International Migration and Ethnic Relations(IMER), we take a look at the larger picture; the fundamental global processes within society and the concrete and ever-changing consequences they have on society and individuals. We lecture and research in questions such as: democracy, human rights, migration, ethnicity, integration, peace and conflict, culture, human communication and language, morals and ethics.'(source: IMER website)
IMES: Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
'The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Amsterdam which has existed since 1994.' (Source: IMES website)
Research concentrates on immigration in Europe, with a special focus on the Netherlands.
IMIS Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (Osnabrück University)
Hosted by Osnabrück University / Germany, IMIS examines historical and contemporary demographic, geographic, social, economic, political and legislative, women and gender, psychological and educational, language and linguistic issues of migration and integration. The IMIS website offers downloadable documents and an online-searchable library.
'To provide comprehensive theoretical and empirical knowledge that can form a reliable basis for policy, 19 established European research institutes have established a Network of Excellence in the domain of International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE). The Network brings together some 300 selected, highly qualified researchers. Based on their wide-ranging skills and experience in international comparative research, the institutes implement an integrated, multidisciplinary, rigorously comparative research programme, with Europe as its central focus.' (Source: www.imiscoe.org)
Website provided by the leading organization of immigration lawyers. Amongst other things it offers free newsletters which deal with recent developments in the field of immigration law.
Institut für Regional- und Migrationsforschung (IRM) e.V.
'The Institute for Regional and Migration Research (IRM) is an independent institute for social research. The activities of the institute focus on the geographical unit, “region.” Regional processes of development will be analyzed in their complexity, especially regarding their impact on manners and conditions of regional mobility. The second main research topic is migration research which focuses on the reasons, conditions, and consequences of migration processes. Both fields of research relate to each other and will be used to analyze migration processes and their relevance to regional development. '(Source: IRM Website)
Institute for Slovenian Emigration Studies
The institute, part of the Centre for Scientific Research of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, focuses on emigration processes and the problems and activities of Slovenian emigrants.
Integration-Net is a national bilingual Web site developed as a research, communications, and professional development tool for the Canadian settlement community. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Web site is hosted and managed by the Research Resource Division for Refugees (RRDR) at Carleton University.
Inter-University Committee on International Migration
Since its establishment in 1974, the Inter-University Committee on International Migration has been a focal point for migration and refugee studies at member institutions, which include Boston University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and Wellesley College.
It offers online publications as well as links to migration resources in the Boston area.
International Academy for Intercultural Research
'The Primary Purpose of the Academy is to promote intercultural understanding. Accordingly, it promotes and encourages research, theory, and practice in the field of intercultural relations.The Academy also strives to disseminate to the public information regarding intercultural relations and it encourages interchanges between people with an interest in intercultural relations. The ultimate goal of the Academy is to promote world peace and prosperity through applications of academic principles and research findings to the betterment of human realities.' Source: website
IPC - Immigration Policy Center
'The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research arm of the American Immigration Council (AIC). IPC was established in 2003 with the mission to provide policymakers, academics, the media, and the general public with access to accurate information about the effects of immigration on the U.S. economy and society. The IPC attracts nationally recognized scholars as research fellows and guest authors, and publishes timely reports on the role of immigrants and immigration policy.'(Source: IPC website)
Irish Centre for Migration Studies (National University of Ireland, Cork)
The Irish Centre for Migration Studies promotes the study of historical and contemporary migration, to and from Ireland, within a comparative international framework, using new information and communication technologies
It aims to be the primary resource centre for migration studies in Ireland.
ISIM Institute for the Study of International Migration (Georgetown University)
ISIM is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and affiliated with the Law Center at Georgetown University. ISIM focuses on all aspects of international migration, including the causes of and potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, comparative migration studies, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns. ISIM publishes working papers and policy briefs many of which can be downloaded from their website.
Julian Samora Research Institute
The JSRI, located at Michigan State University, is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
Max Kade Institute (MKI) for German-American Studies
'The Institute's mission is twofold: first, scholarly research and documentation; and second, outreach to a broader audience. Ongoing research involves faculty and students from many departments (as well as visiting scholars) examining how German-speaking immigrants and their descendants have both shaped their North American environment and have been shaped by it. Outreach efforts center on bringing a better understanding of issues of German-American immigration, history, culture, and language to a general public as well as to school children.' (Source: MKI Website)
Mediterranian Migration Observatory
Mediterranean Migration Observatory (MMO) was founded in 1998. 'In 1999 it was established as a research unit of the Research Institute of Urban Environment and Human Resources (UEHR), Panteion University of Athens.'(Source: Mediterranean Migration Observatory website).
The website offers dowloadable research publications as well as extensive statistical material on Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Migration Audio Archiv
Migrants in Germany talk about their migration experience:
'The migration-audio-archive project comprises an - mainly internet based - initial collection of 100 audio accounts of migration stories which have been preserved in a living, ever-growing audio archive for the public to experience'.
Supported by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the University of California-Berkeley Center for German and European Studies this free quarterly online-newsletter provides a summery of recent migration-related events.
Migration Information Source
Run by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) 'the Migration Information Source provides fresh thought, authoritative data from numerous global organizations and governments, and global analysis of international migration and refugee trends. A unique, online resource, the Source offers useful tools, vital data, and essential facts on the movement of people worldwide.'
Online Resource des Bildungswerks der Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbundes. Bietet neben vielfältigen aktuellen Informationen zum Thema Migration, insbesonders zum Immigrationsrecht, auch einen entsprechenden Newsletter an. (German-language site)
Migration Policy Group Website
On this website you will find updates on key policy developments at an EU level on our policy monitors, details of our published material and relevant journals, including the Migration News Sheet,the Amsterdam Proposals, (a set of proposals published after the adoption of the Amsterdam Treaty) and Country Reports monitoring anti-discrimination legislation in the EU Member States and Candidate countries
Migration Research Group (MRG),
'The Migration Research Group (MRG), based at the HWWI, is an interdisciplinary team of researchers that was established in 2003. It includes experts from Austria, Canada, Germany, Moldova, Romania, Switzerland and Vietnam who specialise in the fields of micro- and macro-economics, econometrics, demography, human geography, sociology, political science and international relations. Many of its members have been involved in policy consultancy at various international organisations'. (Source: MRG website)
Migration Research Program at Koç University (MiReKoc)
'The Migration Research Program at Koç University (MiReKoc) was established in 2004, by a joint initiation of Koç University (Istanbul) and the Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment (Zurich). MiReKoc is a grant-giving program, which is open to scholars and researchers on a competitive basis. The main purpose of MiReKoc is to develop the research capacity to address migration-related issues in Turkey. The Program intends to advocate multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research on various aspects of migration. This program aims to create new avenues of research and collaboration among researchers working in the migration-related fields and thus strengthen the capacity of research on migration issues in the country.'English website.
'migration-info.de liefert aktuelle Informationen über Migration, Integration, Zuwanderungspolitik und Bevölkerungsentwicklung weltweit. '
Schwerpunkte sind dabei Deutschland, Europa und Nordamerika.
Source: migration-info.de website
'A specialised website of the Multicultural Centre Prague focusing on migration issues in Central and Eastern Europe. It maps migration reality, research and policy, offers a range of articles, interviews and reports and promotes debate among experts, public administrators, NGOs and the wider public.' Source: migrationonline.cz website
MIREM Return Migration to the Maghreb
Part of the Roert Schuman Centre for Advance Studies in Florence, MIREM 's main objective 'resolves around a more in-depth consideration of the challenges linked to return migration as well as its impact on development. Analyses and user-friendly tools are provided to understand further the impact of return migration on the Maghreb countries. These are aimed at identifying the factors inherent in the returnees’ migratory experience, as well as those that are external to it, which shape their patterns of reintegration, as well as their opportunities to participate in the development of the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia).'
(Source: MIREM Website)
MPI Migration Policy Institute
'The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think-tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides Analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels.'
'The Multicultural Canada digitization project grew from our conviction that the cultural groups that make up our country have little-known stories that need to be researched and told.'
Source: Multicultural Canada website
Multicultural Centre Prague
"The Multicultural Center Prague is a non-profit organization interested in issues related to the coexistence of different cultures in the Czech Republic and abroad." Source: Multicultural centre Prague website
MUSIME Muslim Minorities in Europe
'MUSMINE is an innovative research observatory set up by the European University Institute (RSCAS) in collaboration with Ethnobarometer, programme of the Consiglio italiano per le scienze sociali.
MUSMINE aims to create a permanent research and training centre on questions raised by the presence of Muslim minorities in Europe that would serve as a meeting place and laboratory for experts and scholars in Europe currently addressing these questions.'
Source: MUSIME Website
National Association for Ethnic Studies
The US based 'National Association for Ethnic Studies has as its basic purpose the promotion of activities and scholarship in the field of ethnic studies.'
National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS)
The NJAHS "is a non-profit membership supported organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and dissemination of materials relating to the history and culture of Japanese Americans."
They publish a quarterly magazin (Mikkey Heritage)as well as books and reports on japanese migrants in the US.
Netzwerk Migration in Europa
"The Network Migration in Europe is a cooperation between people and institutions aiming to promote knowledge and understanding of migration in Europe and to intensify the exchange between research and the practice." (German and English language site)
NIAF - The National Italian American Foundation
'The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization serving as a major advocate in Washington, DC for nearly 25 million Italian Americans, raising the prominence of all things Italian in American culture and society, and making "Italian American" part of the national conversation.' (Source: NIAF Website)
Odysseus Network: An Academic Network for Legal Studies on Asylum and Immigration in Europe
'The academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum in Europe, was created in 1998 with the financial support of the European Commission's Odysseus programme... The network aims to analyse the legislation of EU Member States and legislation of the EU in the areas of migration and asylum. The objective is to furnish universities, policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs with a deeper insight into these issues, from a European perspective.' (source: Odysseus website)
OECD International Migration Policies
'The analysis of trends in international migration includes the monitoring and analysis of migration flows, focusing on the economic and social aspects of migration and on control and regulation of flows; integration of immigrants; and international co-operation in the control of flows and the development of origin and host countries.
Trends in International Migration reviews, on an annual basis, developments in migration movements and policies and the role of migration in the population and labour force of host countries. It describes characteristics of the employment of foreign workers and their integration into the labour market, as well as the management of migration flows and their contribution to development.
The publication provides an overview of the distribution of foreign workers in the labour market by nationality, sector, professional status and qualifications. It analyses trends in unemployment among foreign workers and policies towards labour market integration of first and second generation immigrants. The illegal employment of foreign workers and efforts to combat this are monitored.
The links between regional economic integration, trade and migration are examined in the light of globalisation. The analysis includes the monitoring of co-operation on the control of migration flows and the contribution of immigrants to the development of their country of origin.
(Source: OECD Web site)
Pew Hispanic Center
'The Pew Hispanic Center's mission is 'to improve understanding of the diverse Hispanic population in the United States and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation'. The website offers numerous online accessible reports and surveys.
PRB Population Reference Bureau
'The Population Reference Bureau informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations'(Source: PRP Website)
The PRB Website not only offers a vast amount of information on immigration/emigration and ethnicity but also provides solid and extensive data on population and demography by means of PRB's well-known data-sheets.
RCM Regional Conference on Migration
'The Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) is a multilateral regional forum on international migration in which countries with varying migration perspectives – based on experiences involving situations of origin, transit, and destination – address an issue of common interest.'(source: RCM Website)
'This website is meant for those interested the field of migration and development. It is specifically geared towards "migrant remittances", the money migrant workers send to their families back home.'
Source: remittances gateway website
Founded in 1968, Runnymede is the foremost UK-based independent think tank on ethnicity and cultural diversity.
Runnymede Trust: Community Studies
'In reflecting on the changing nature of ethnic diversity in Britain, it becomes increasingly clear that we have to move beyond binary notions of white and non-white to explain the ways in which racisms operate, identities are formed and people live out their lives. The societies in which we live are becoming more diverse and will continue to diversify as migration patterns change and the impacts of globalisation are reflected in labour markets as well as in transnational movement of capital.'
In order to understand our community of communities better, we need to be alive to the needs of all ethnic communities. Monolithic approaches will not work. Community studies aim to move beyond categorisations as broad as Black, Asian and White, to recognise the diversity within and between ethnic communities. (source: Runnymede website)
SCM Scalabrini Migration Center
'The Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) is a non-profit research institute established in 1987 and based in Manila, Philippines.
SMC is dedicated to encourage and facilitate the study of socio-demographic, economic, political, psychological, historical, legislative and religious aspects of human migration and refugee movements from and within Asia'(source: SMC website)
South Asian Migration Resource Network (SAMReN)
SAMReN is operating a website for resource sharing and offers among other things the following activities:A Documentation Centre, Training workshop for Young academics and professionals on Social Science Research and Migration, Fellowship For Young academics and professionals on Social Science Research and Migration,Conference on migration and various publications.
South East Asian Resource Action Center
'SEARAC is a national organization advancing the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans through leadership development, capacity building, and community empowerment.... As part of it's mission, SEARAC carries out research and analysis and distributes information on issues of particular concern and importance to Americans of Southeast Asian descent. This information is made available to a wide audience through SEARAC's newsletter, special publications produced by SEARAC and/or respected scholars and activists, and this website.'(Source: SEARAC website)
Southern African Migration Project (SAMP)
Established in 1996 and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA):'The SAMP project has four main components: applied migration research, policy advice and monitoring, migration training and public education. The SAMP project has four main components: applied migration research, policy advice and monitoring, migration training and public education. During the period
1996-99, the primary focus was on cross-border migration to South Africa. From 2000, the program will be more regional in character.'
The SAMP website offers numerous online ressources on south african migration as well as a newsletter and various related link lists.
Stalker's Guide to International Migration
'This guide offers a quick overview of the issues surrounding international migration.'
Website run by Peter Stalker, author 'The No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration' (New Internationalist/Verso 2001) and the 'Oxford Handbook of the World' (OUP, 2000),'The Oxford A-Z of Countries of the World (OUP, 2004); International migration: The Work of Strangers: A Survey of International Labour Migration (ILO, 1994); and 'Workers Without Frontiers: The Impact of Globalization on International Migration' (ILO/Lynne Rienner, 2000).
Sussex Centre for Migration Research (University of Sussex)
Founded in 1997, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research provides an excellent interdisciplinary environment for research on migration, diasporas, and transnational communities. Working papers can be downloaded from the centre's website.
Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies
Le Forum suisse pour l'étude des migrations et de la population a été fondé en 1995 en tant qu'institution de recherche idéologiquement et politiquement indépendante, rattachée à l'Université de Neuchâtel.
Le Forum effectue des recherches, offre une documentation et coordonne l'activité scientifique dans le domaine des migrations en Suisse.
(Online Publications in French, German and English)
Terra cognita: Schweizer Zeitschrift zu Integration und Migration
Journal edited by the Eidgenössische Ausländerkommission (Swiss Commission for Foreigners) that deals with a wide range of topics connected with the situations of foreigners in Switzerland. Most articles from the print version are available as PDF files (articles in German, French or Italian)
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
The University of Bristol based Centre 'has been set up in recognition of the importance of ethnicity to the study of contemporary societies and polities, and prospects for social justice and social cohesion.' (source: The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship website)
The Global Gathering Place
'The Global Gathering Place is an interactive site that let's you explore the story of our diversity in Canada. This site is a joint initiative of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO) and the Centre for Instructional Technology Development (CITD) at the University of Toronto at Scarborough' Source: GGP website
Transatlantic Task Force on Immigration and Integration
Joint project of the Migration Policy Institute and Bertelsmann Stiftung, with support of various other organizations, aiming at promoting 'thoughtful immigration policies and assess and respond to the profound challenges of integrating immigrants and building stronger communities on both sides of the Atlantic.'(Source: Transatlantic Task Force on Immigration and Integration website)
Transformation Integration and Globalization Economic Research - TIGER
'TIGER - Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research - is the leading independent economic think-tank in East Central Europe. It is affiliated with the Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management (WSPiZ), the best business school in East Central Europe, located in Warsaw, Poland.'
Website both in English and Polish. Offers a wide range of downloadable publications.
UNHCR The UN Refugee Agency
'Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees established in 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.(...)Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.' (Source: UNHCR website)
United Nations Population Divison
The Population Division carries out research in the broad field of population research. Amongst other things you find electronic documents dealing with migration (e.g.the migration report 2002)
URMIS L'unité de recherche 'Migrations et Société'
'L'unité de recherche 'Migrations et Société' est une Unité mixte de recherche (UMR) associant le CNRS et les Universités de Paris 7, de Paris 8 et de Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Elle est implantée à Paris et à Nice.' This french only website deals with different angles of migrants and migration and offers an online accessible journal.
WWW Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations
The WWW Virtual Library on Migration and Ethnic Relations objective is to create a superlative and easy to use guide that thoroughly catalogues in an organised and way, quality web resources on ethnic relations and migration topics. The WWW VL Migration and Ethnic Relations is part of the much larger World Wide Web Virtual Library
Zentrum für Türkeistudien
The objectives of the Center for Studies on Turkey are to promote 'German-Turkish relations and the level of knowledge and information
about Turkey and Turkish migrants in Europe, to advance the cooperation between Turkey, Germany and other European countries and also to support research and public relations.' Source: website
Zuwanderer in der Stadt (Immigrants in the City)
'Umsetzungsorientierte Forschung in einem Netzwerk aus Wissenschaft und Praxis, gefördert durch das BMBF im Programm 'Bauen und Wohnen'.'
This project focuses on the sociospatial integration of immigrants in an urban context. The website offers various publications, mainly in German.
Internetportal Bundesministeriums des Inneren, bietet Informationen zu 'allen Aspekten des neuen Zuwanderungsrechts von Aufenthaltstitel über Arbeitsmigration, Integration und Familiennachzug bis zu Sicherheit.'