First Health and Migration Collaborative Community Symposium

Various speakers, UNU-MERIT

The 1st Symposium on Migration, Health and Integration will take place on 26 November 2020 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The symposium, a collaboration between UNU-MERIT and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (with the Maastricht Centre for Global Health and the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development) and the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI) in Nijmegen, will highlight the complex intersections between migration, health and integration through discussions around both research and practise. The symposium brings together academics, including students and early career researchers, health professionals, policy makers and representatives of civil society to discuss issues related to migrant health. The event will also mark the official launch of the Health and Migration Collaborative Community web site, a growing resource portal that provides short analytical reviews and other support materials for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders interested in migration and health.

The symposium will feature a plenary discussion and four thematic panels. Each panel is planned for 90 minutes and will feature three contributions selected from among received abstracts.

A range of migrant health-related topics will be covered (e.g. access to care, health promotion, noncommunicable and communicable diseases, mental health, climate change…). Reflections from practice as well as academic research are warmly welcomed (e.g. completed research, ongoing projects, conceptual and methodological challenges).


The symposium will be hosted at the UNU-MERIT building in Maastricht. The event will be free of charge (registration is required) and catering will be provided. Please note that no financial support for travel or accommodation is available for participants or panellists.

If you wish to attend this event, please register using the registration form.

For more information please contact or call +31 43 388 4433.

Date: 26 November 2020