The International Metropolis Project is a forum for bridging research, policy and practice on migration and diversity. The Project aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on migration and diversity issues, and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organizations.
The International Metropolis Project is an international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity. Through our efforts, we encourage the production and effective communication of policy-relevant knowledge amongst decision-makers, thought leaders, and practitioners. Our network includes partners from across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and is growing in Africa and Latin America. Our international conferences are the largest annual gathering of experts in the fields of migration and diversity. In addition to a comprehensive study tour program, and just under 100 workshops, our plenary programme offers access to the insights, challenges, and prescriptions of some of the world’s key experts.
In addition to our conferences, the network comes together through shared research projects, publications and informal policy discussions. Exchanges of policy and research expertise is also fostered by smaller Inter-Conference Seminars and publications, including the Journal of International Migration and Integration, that showcase international research on migration and diversity.
Our efforts are governed through a Secretariat, jointly located in Ottawa and Amsterdam, as well as biannual meetings of our International Steering Committee.
The next annual Metropolis conference will return in 2013 with a full event In Tampere, Finland from September 9 to 13.
During 2012 Metropolis will arrange a series of regional Metropolis Inter-Conference Seminars that will be announced in their web.