This year's annual conference on migration research in Austria at the University of Continuing Education Krems provided a top-class opportunity for scientific exchange, which was promoted and used by a large number of local and international participants. The conference was opened by the Rector of the University of Continuing Education Krems, Mag. Friedrich Faulhammer, on September 26, 2022, and extended over three days, during which interdisciplinary research results were presented and discussed.
Topics presented and debated included borders and border regimes, refugee policy, asylum law and procedures, solidarity, identity and belonging, health, housing, education, and work of migrants, as well as integration and infrastructures available and necessary for it.
Highlights of the conference included keynotes by Ettore Recchi and Ayelet Shachar on new global border regimes on September 26, followed by podium discussion on Migrant´s integration and public services presenting findings of the EasyRights project. The conference concluded with the keynotes by Hein de Haas and Parvati Raghuram on new approaches to migration studies and the highly relevant podium discussion on the politically charged issues of the Ukraine crisis and border policy on September 28.
The conference also included presentation and discussion of the books "Das Fluchtparadox: Über unsere widersprüchlichen Umgang mit Vertreibung und Vertriebenen" by Judith Kohlenberger and "Migration & Arbeit" by Gudrun Biffl and Peter Huber and was complemented with book stands of the ÖAW Verlag and the EU-funded TRAFIG project.
The last day also opened the stage for a PhD conference, which provided an opportunity for exchange of young scholars in the field and transitioned into exciting panels of the EasyRights Final Conference.
Follow-up report 7th Biennial Conference on Migration Research in Austria