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Migration, Health, and Integration Symposium

November 26

Migration, Health, and Integration Symposium

Call for Abstracts

We are pleased to invite abstract submissions for the Migration, Health, and Integration Symposium, which will take place on the 26th November 2020 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The symposium, a collaboration between the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT (with the Maastricht Centre for Global Health and the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development) and the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI) in Nijmegen, will highlight the complex intersections between migration, health and integration through discussions around both research and practise. The symposium brings together academics, including students and early career researchers, health professionals, policy makers and representatives of civil society to discuss issues related to migrant health. The event will also mark the official launch of the Health and Migration Collaborative Community web site, a growing resource portal that provides short analytical reviews and other support materials for academics, practitioners, policy-makers, and other stakeholders interested in migration and health.

The symposium will feature three plenary discussions and four thematic panels. We invite abstract for papers, reflections on practise, and ongoing/future research that will be presented in one of the panels. Each panel is planned for 90 minutes and will feature three contributions selected from among received abstracts.

Guide for authors

Deadline for submission: 04/09/2020

To be presented on: 26/11/2020

We invite submissions that cover a range of migrant health-related topics (e.g. access to care, health promotion, noncommunicable and communicable diseases, mental health, climate change…). We invite reflection from practice as well as academic research (e.g. completed research, ongoing projects, conceptual and methodological challenges).

Please send your extended abstract (max. 700 words) as a Word file to e-mail: sarah.roder@maastrichtuniversity.nl. Please include 3-5 keywords, the names and titles of all the contributing authors, and the institution affiliation of all authors.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the symposium organisers, and the decision on abstracts will be communicated by the 20th September 2020.


The symposium will be hosted in the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT in Maastricht. The event will be free of charge (registration is required) and catering will be provided. Please note that no financial support for travel or accommodation is available for participants or panellists.  For more information please contact sarah.roder@maastrichtuniversity.nl or call +31 43 388 4433.


November 26


Boschstraat 24
Maastricht, 6211 AX Netherlands
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+31 43 388 4433


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