Cooperation on migration – experts meet to discuss ways forward

On 5 and 6 February, EU civil society networks and academics met in Lisbon for the European launch event of the Research Social Platform on Migration and Asylum (ReSOMA). Only a few weeks away from the official end of the two-year Horizon 2020 project, the conference marked the integration of two H2020 projects, ReSOMA and CrossMigration, into the International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) network of migration scholars.

ReSOMA created a network of more than 1000 practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers around asylum, migration and integration policies. The integration into the IMISCOE network allows for the sustainability of ReSOMA. ReSOMA will continue to meet once a year in the framework of IMISCOE to identify what are the most likely and effective policy decisions that are likely to be taken that year on asylum, migration and integration in order to facilitate evidence-gathering and collaboration between researchers and stakeholder who want to input into the policy debate.

Find out more about the ReSOMA project here.