The Department for Migration and Globalization wants to invite you to the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar:

"Reintegration: Conceptual and Policy Reflections"

Date:                        22. April 2021
Time:                       11:00 am
Place:                       Zoom

The seminar will take place via zoom. Please register in advance to the meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with all the information on joining the meeting.


Since the 1990s there has been a significant rise in the criminalization of migration with increasing numbers of deportations from destinationstates. This has led to a fundamental change in reintegration experiences for origin countries from previous decades of retirement and labour returnees, to now having large populations of forced and so-called voluntary returnees. Reintegration has shiftedand become increasingly politicized over the past two decades. Whereas previously reintegration was an adaptation process of merging two cultural ways of being and finding belonging, today, reintegration is a critical issue of marginalization, social exclusion,poverty and vulnerability for rising numbers of returnees that return unexpectedly or to nothing. Reintegration processes and policies have thus taken on a new importance in assisting returnees to become members of society. This presentation will discuss this change in reintegration policies and practices and critically examine current reintegration policies and approaches.


Ass. Prof. Mag. Dr. Albert Kraler, Department for Migration and Globalization


Dr. Katie Kuschminder, Assistant Professor at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University. Her main research interests are in the areas of return and reintegration, irregular migrants journeys and migration governance.

Katie has led migration projects for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German Development Cooperation, ILO, IOM, NWO and WODC. Currently, she is a Work-Package Lead on the H2020 Admigov project. In 2016 she was awarded a Rubicon Grant from the NWO and completed a two-year fellowship at the European University Institute. 

Katie teaches in the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, the Migration Management Diploma Programme, and coordinates the Migration Studies course at the University College Maastricht. She is the Understanding Cultures Global Challenges Working Group Representative to the World Universities Network (WUN) for Maastricht University. 


This online event will be held in English.

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