Expert Workshop – Mind the Gap: Critical Perspectives on Migration Theories and Data
Call for applications:
The expert workshop on “Mind the Gap: Critical Perspectives on Migration Theory and Data” will take place on 3-4 December 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. This international workshop will convene established scholars, members of statistical offices and public institutes, data collectors, data holders and data users, practitioners, policymakers, students, and civil society organisations who work on migration data and theories related issues from a critical perspective. The participants are expected to present their work and discuss the topics related to gaps, collection, limitations, quality and development of international migration data and theories. The presentations might refer to challenges with the migration data sources (i.e. thematic gaps, timeliness, registration, data collection methods, definitions, comparability, etc.); challenges with the migration theories (i.e. where can the predominant migration theories fail to address the contemporary migration dynamics, etc.). Nevertheless, the applications are not limited to the above-mentioned topics, experts of other disciplines who want to tackle the issue of gap in migration data and theories from a different perspective are also welcomed to submit their applications. Both conceptual and empirical work are welcome as well as specific case studies and the best/worst practices. The organisation committee aims to work on a special issue with a selection of the proceedings.
Deadline for submission: 15 June 2020