cessmir-2018The Ghent Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR) organizes from 17 till 19 September 2018  in Ghent the first CESSMIR conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants.

CESSMIR invites scholars, policy makers and practitioners to discuss their perspectives and experiences on the compelling needs of different groups of refugees, migrants and newcomers in a global perspective and the diverse ways to address these needs. We hereby want to focus on interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and transnational perspectives. 



Network Global Migration Studies smallIt is widely acknowledged that migration is a global phenomenon and that the complex field of migration can only be understood in the context of global political, economic and social processes of change.

The conference strives to focus on migration as a global challenge: we want to shed light on the interconnectedness of issues of global concerns and their impacts on national and local societies. In an attempt to establish cross- and transregional perspectives that avoid eurocentrism, the conference brings together central research agendas from various geographical regions and connects them to ongoing international and national debates.



SUB Goettingen Paulinerkirche outdoor smallOn 4 to 7 September 2018 the Law Faculties of the Universities of Bristol, Budapest (ELTE), Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Lille – Nord de France, Turku and Uppsala cordially invite junior and senior researchers to participate in the 11th Annual Legal Research Network Conference. The conference will be hosted by the Law Faculty of the University of Göttingen.

The LRN conference offers a common space for both senior and junior scholars to present and discuss their research in a stimulating international environment, which transcends the traditional boundaries of the legal sub-disciplines.



braunschool-gentOn 29 and 30 August 2018 the 5th EU-China Environmental Law Conference on 'Green law, economic instruments and environmental crime' will take place at Ghent University, in cooperation with Wuhan University and the U4 partner universities.

The conference will focus on environmental law developments both in China and the EU, with regard to the greening of the law with economic instruments as well as the fight against environmental crime.

The call for abstracts is open with submission deadline on 15 April 2018.



SUB Goettingen Paulinerkirche smallThe U4 Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) Conference on 'Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future' is organized from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Göttingen in the congress center Pauliner Church and aims to bring together researchers and PhD students from the participating universities (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala).

The conference theme Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future operates on many levels in society. It involves challenges emerging from different aspects of the evolving patterns concerning institutions and governance, legal systems, sustainable policies, social inclusion, environmental innovations, jobs of the future, automation, migration, human rights, climate change, global value chains, among others.

The conference will host a number of sessions organized into panels focused on specific topics: