Fostering Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogues

Governance & Politics of Migration

This research group covers a wide range of topics related to migration, multiculturalism, refugee, border issues and interrelation of immigration/multiculturalism and social policy. Both Canada and the EU face challenges relating to social exclusion, integration and marginalization amongst immigrants and youth. The research group aims to disseminate Canada's approaches towards multicultural citizenship, and immigration policies in order to provide Europeans with nuanced insights for incorporating immigrant groups into society. Additionally, this thematic area encompasses issues relating to shifting demographic and economic inclusion patterns, the particular challenges associated with refugee settlement and integration as well as the politics of migration in a comparative transatlantic perspective.

The activities of the Migration and Social Policy Cluster members are led by Dr. Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria).


Research Groups: Immigration and Social Policy


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