Migration, Integration and Governance Research Centre (MIGREC)

MIGREC is a three-year €800,000 research capacity building project in the field of Migration Studies at the Faculty of Political Science (FPN) of the University of Belgrade (UoB), starting in October 2019. The project focuses on upgrading UoB staff academic capacity in order to contribute effectively to migration related research with policy impact on the rising challenges that Serbia faces today. MIGREC will bring life to a joint, well-structured coordination and support approach designed to ensure an effective infusion of state-of-the-art research knowledge in three areas that emerge as specific challenges: integration, the migration-development nexus and migration governance.

FPN is leading the MIGREC consortium, which also includes the MRG at the University of Sheffield, UK, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Greece and the Southeast European Research Centre, Greece. MIGREC aims at upgrading migration related research excellence and impact at FPN and at coordinating already existing dispersed academic knowledge throughout the University. The outcome of the project will be the creation of a Migration, Integration and Governance Research Centre (MIGREC), which will ensure the sustainability of Migration Studies at FPN through training, coordination and mentoring of staff and students, as well as, through the creation of a Research Strategy and Agenda and a Doctoral Studies Program.

The University of Sheffield team is led by Dr Majella Kilkey (MRG Co-Director, Department of Sociological Studies), and includes Dr Aneta Piekut (MRG Co-Director, Sheffield Methods Institute), Ryan Powell (Urban Studies) and Rebecca Murray (Department of Sociological Studies) Tom Wild (International Partnerships).