Call for abstracts: Migration, Health, and Integration Symposium in Maastricht, the Netherlands

The Migration, Health, and Integration Symposium will highlight the complex intersections between migration, health and integration through discussions around both research and practise. The symposium will take place on 25 May 2020 at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-Merit in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

By Melissa Siegel – Published on
UNU-Merit building, a United Nations research institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
UNU-Merit building, a United Nations research institute in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Photo by: Kleon3.

The Migrant, Health and Integration 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 symposium is 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. The occassion 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 of abstracts is 30 March 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: 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 15 April 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.

Please click here to register. For more information, please send an email to or call +31 43 388 4433.

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