Over the past half century, the population of the European States has changed drastically as a result of decolonization and economic integration. This change has led to challenges and opportunities for European societies. The Migration and Diversity Centre (MDC), initiated in 2007, is a cross-disciplinary research centre which explores both the theoretical and societal implications of this new situation. The MDC actively pursues collaboration in migration and diversity research within the faculties of Law, Social Sciences and Arts of the VU University Amsterdam. The MDC aims to contribute to new or more refined social, legal and historical theory, as well as to practical insights into the opportunities and challenges posed by diversity.
Researchers who are interested in the fields of integration and migration are welcome to attend the centre’s activities.
In the framework of the MDC feedback forums, seminars and research projects are organised. Every month, a newsletter of events and opportunities in the field of migration and diversity from around the world is sent out to members and to other interested parties.