Child Migration and Integration Trends & Challenges

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 20.

In migration studies, children used to be understood as ‘baggage’, something that adults carry around with them, that they are burdened with and take care of, but that has no agency of their own. Academic debates have long since abandoned this stance and moved towards understanding migrant children as actors who help shape their own migration process. The active role of children in migration is the subject of several research studies, not only because children make up a considerable part of contemporary migration, but also because migrant children experience migration processes differently from adults and therefore require special academic attention.

The research consortium within the MiCREATE project welcomes theoretical and epistemological reflections, methodological contributions, empirical studies, examples of good practice, policy considerations and the like. These could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Theoretical and  epistemological reflections on children migration research.

Methodologies in research with migrant children.

Empirical studies, legal and policy considerations on issues relevant to migrant children.

The notification of acceptance will be communicated by the 14th of February 2022.

More information  available here.