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GGSJ Senior Researcher Dr. Helen Hintjens will be speaking at a migration conference in Bucharest, Romania on 1 and 2 October 2015.

EUROMFThe conference is organised by Euromf (European Midfield) and supported financially by the European Union. It focuses on the “commitment of social partners to tackle social exclusion within the labour market”, and in particular on “tackling problems of migrant workers from inside and outside the EU”.

Dr. Hintjens will present on “Migrants in Europe and European Policies”.

GGSJ researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam are alarmed at the ill-informed and increasingly racist tone of the “debate” in Europe on migration.

This “debate” is focused on narrow sectarian interests; it misses a social justice perspective, and not least the voices of migrants themselves.

In 2014, GGSJ researchers led by Dr. Thanh Dam Truong completed a 2-year, IDRC-funded project involving a global network of researchers. A book published by Springer, entitled Migration, Gender and Social Justice (available as an open access publication) was accompanied by a series of Policy Briefs.

These policy briefs, aimed at policy makers and the general public, make clear that this is a GLOBAL issue and not just a European one.

For example, one policy brief address the experiences of Senegalese women in Spain.



All publications are available on the project website: www.iss.nl/IDRC.

Contact person: Jeff Handmaker

Front door of the ISS Building on the Kortenaerkade in The Hague

GGSJ researchers publish two articles on migration- related topics

Migration is an area that has addressed by numerous ISS researchers over the years, and continues to be a major research focus. For details and research output from a recent, ISS-GGSJ research programme on “Migration, Gender and Social Justice”, led by Dr. Truong, see: www.iss.nl/IDRC

Dr. Thanh-Dam Truong, published an article (2014) in Oxford Handbooks Online entitled ‘Human trafficking, globalization, and transnational feminist responses‘.

Dr. Helen Hintjens, co-published an article with Ahmed Pouri entitled (2014) ‘Toward Cities of Safety and Sanctuary‘ in  Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 26:2, 218-224.





In 2013, Helen Hintjens and Karin Siegmann, together with researcher Professor Richard Staring from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Dr. Ellen M.H. Mitchell, Senior Epidemiologist at the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, and a member of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative network, received funding to carry out research on the health of undocumented women and men in two Dutch global cities, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Research objectives

(i) To establish a valid and reliable empirical overview of undocumented women and men’s perceived basic health needs, their health-seeking behaviour and key obstacles to realising healthcare in two Dutch global cities;

(ii) To identify existing good practices in health governance in Dutch global cities;

(iii) Based on (i) and (ii), to provide information useful for policy-makers and governance bodies at national and local level, healthcare providers, undocumented migrants themselves, their representatives and support organisations among others, to improve health and contribute to improved health governance. More

International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.