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January Newsletter
  •  Message from the Director
  • New Soli*City Library
  • Conferences: ICPP6 and CSA
  • News from Our Partners
  • New Blog Post: The Future of Cities and Migration 
  • Recent Publications
  • Farewell to Maria Genet Drejer-Jensen
Message from the Director

In the name of the Soli*City team, I wish our readers a healthy and prosperous 2023. Last year, our partnership achieved major milestones, including completing literature reviews on a wide range of topics related to urban migrant solidarity, sanctuary, and hospitality and our first in-person summit in Berlin, Germany, hosted by our partner DeZIM. I'm looking forward to continuing the excellent work with our members, partners, and affiliates in 2023. 
I hope you enjoy our first newsletter of the year and please stay tuned for more exciting news and publications throughout 2023. 
Harald Bauder

Are you doing research on sanctuary cities, urban solidarity, or migrant hospitality? Our Zotero library is a comprehensive research tool for students, researchers, practitioners, and activists with interest in the growing literature emerging in the field.  

This library contains hundreds of publications which are organized by subfield and by continent. If there is a published work that you think we should include, please contact us.   

Conferences: ICPP6 and CSA 
Call for Abstracts Deadline

The Soli*City team is looking forward to our upcoming panel sessions at the Canadian Sociological Association Conference and the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP6). We welcome researchers and scholars to submit abstracts by January 31, 2023 to the following: 

"Re-imagining Urban Sanctuary and Migrant Solidarity: Policies, Practices, and Perspectives", to be held at the Canadian Sociological Association annual meeting from May 29th to June 3rd, 2023, at York University. More information about the panel and the submission process can be found here.

Submit your abstract.

"Comparative approaches to urban policy: Supporting the needs of precarious migrants” which will be held at the 6th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP6) in Toronto from June 27th to June 29th, 2023. Click this link for more information about the panel and ICPP6

News from Our Partners:
Equal Partnerships – African Intermediary Cities as Actors and Partners in Urban Migration Governance

Our project affiliate Janina Stürner-Siovitz is part of a team at the University of Nuremberg that explores the opportunities and challenges of collaborative, urban migration governance in African intermediary cities. The Equal Partnerships project collaborates with the city network United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), and the think tank Samuel Hall. Funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The project cooperates with six intermediary cities from East, North, and West Africa. Through participatory research and workshops, the project brings together local, national, and international actors to develop practical impulses and policy recommendations for multi-stakeholder partnerships of urban migration governance in African intermediary cities. Find updates from the Equal Partnerships field research in Morocco and Uganda.

New Blog Post: The Future of Cities and Migration 

Our latest blog post,"The Future of Cities and Migration: Inclusion of Precarious Migrants and Refugees" authored by Paola Buconjic and Nick Dreher, covers the Metropolis 2022 Special Symposium that brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the main challenges that precarious migrants face in urban settings, and the approaches cities are taking to support their needs. This article was originally published in Clavis – Magazine for Labour Market and Integration. For more posts please see our blog series.

Recent Publications

A new book titled Curtain up! City diplomacy in global migration governance by our affiliate Janina Stürner-Siovitz analyses actors and strategies of migration city diplomacy, introduces role theory to migration studies, and presents policy recommendations. It will be launched at an online event on the 14th of February, 4:00-5:30 pm CET (Berlin), 10:00-11:30 EST (Toronto). Join the event here.


Farewell to Maria Genet Drejer-Jensen

Our international research intern Maria has finished her time with us at the Soli*City partnership project and is going back to Aalborg University to finish her M.A. in Culture, Communication and Globalization. During her internship, Maria met with different service providers and supported our project outreach efforts.

Maria has been a fantastic friend and colleague to all of us, and we look forward to following her next academic and professional steps. 

Check out our blog! Read interviews with experienced professionals and gain insight into migration and accessibility research.
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