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Minority Internal Migration in Europe Conference

September 5th-7th 2011, University of Manchester, UK


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This event was supported by:

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The Minority Internal Migration in Europe Conference took place at the University of Manchester from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September 2011. The conference drew together delegates from across Europe, with representatives from universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Israel, Greece and Portugal as well as governmental and policy researchers from the Office for National Statistics and the Italian Consulate. The participants represented a range of research experience from postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics to eminent professors in the field of internal migration. A variety of disciplines were represented including Geography, Demography, Sociology and Urban Studies.

The conference delivered a set of high quality, original research papers and three days of critical and constructive discussion, debate and networking amongst eminent and upcoming researchers in the field of minority internal migration. The conference contributed to capacity building of (minority) internal migration researchers, publication within this field, and the building of a network for internationally collaborative projects on intra-European comparison of minority internal migration.


The conference would not have been possible without generous funding from the ESRC Understanding Population Trends and Processes (UPTAP) programme, the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) at the University of Manchester, The Royal Geographical Society (with the IBG), the RGS-IBG Population Geography Research Group (PopGRG) and Population, Space and Place (Wiley). The conference organisers would like to sincerely thank the sponsors for their contributions.

The papers presented at the conference will form an edited collection of the same title, Minority Internal Migration in Europe, which will be published by Ashgate in 2012 as part of their International Population Studies Series (edited by Professor Phil Rees).


Please address enquiries to Nissa Finney ( and Gemma Catney (






University of Manchester CCSR