Migration and Poverty​

Conference in Interdiscplinary Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg on September 19–21, 2019

This conference aims to bring together researchers and scholars from different disciplines, approaches, backgrounds and experiences working on the complex and manifold relation of migration and poverty. Much migration within states and across borders is driven by poverty and the hope for a better well-being and improved living standard but migration is also risky and opens new vulnerabilities. Once migrants reach their chosen destination – if they reach it all – they face new difficulties and are often among the poorest and most disadvantaged in their new home society. On the one hand migration can be a tool to escape poverty, on the other hand it can lead to poverty and social exclusion.

The registration fee for participants is 100€ and covers the conference folder, a guided city tour on Friday, coffe breaks, two lunch snacks and the conference dinner on Thursday. Students as well as particpiants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 75€.

Child care is available at the conference venue.

Keynote Speakers

Ilse Derluyn (Ghent)
Cathy McIlwaine (King's College London)
Corinna Mieth (Bochum)
Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol)
Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht)

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