There are many Internet sites concerned with issues of migration and ethnic diversity. Some of the most significant are listed here, arranged in to six categories.
1. Regional migration research
Asia Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN):
APMRN carries out interdisciplinary research on the social and political aspects of international migration and the growing ethno-cultural diversity in the region. The site provides information on its projects, conferences and publications focusing on migration in the Asia Pacific region.
Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)
CARIM was created in February 2004 to observe, analyse, and predict migration in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The CARIM website constitutes a tool for information and communication and is fed with data and contributions by experts of the countries studied: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and, since February 2007, also Libya and Mauritania. The site offers comprehensive information on research, events and publications. CARIM has published 36 papers as a result of research into Circular Migration in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries. Demographic maps and databases covering the demographic and economic, legal, and socio-political dimensions of migrations are available online.
RED de Migración y Desarrollo – International Network on Migration and Developement
With the objective to foster constructive dialogue among academics, migrant organizations and public institutions, the International Network on Migration and Development is composed of a wide community of researchers, practitioners and decision makers and is involved in research projects with regional focus on Latin America, the United States and Canada.
The site provides access to working papers, articles, books, current reports, workshops and conferences. Migration statistics on Mexican migration and its effects on Mexico and the United States are also available.
Southern African Migration Project
The Southern African Migration Project (SAMP) is an international network of organizations founded in 1996 to promote awareness of migration-development linkages in SADC.
SAMP’s website offers insight into the project’s activities, its policy and public education work, policy briefs, policy papers, articles and several other publications with a focus on SADC countries.
Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies
The Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) is an institute of the University of Neuchatel that conducts scientific research in the fields of migration and demographic issues.
Its website offers insight into its research areas and publications, including the FORUM magazine, discussion papers, scientific arguments and selected bibliographies. The SFM owns the most important Swiss library on migration with a collection that includes over 15 000 titles, 6 000 of which are related to migration in Switzerland. All titles are listed in the SFM’s online catalogue.
2. Asylum-seekers, refugees, forced migration
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE):
ECRE regularly monitors the developments in asylum and refugee policy in the European Union and undertakes advocacy initiatives to influence EU policy.
ECRE publishes all its public documents on its website, including annual reports and newsletters, position papers, agenda papers, country reports and recommendations.
Forced Migration Online:
Forced Migration Online (FMO) is a comprehensive site which provides instant access to a wide variety of online resources dealing with the situation of forced migrants worldwide. Its resources are organised by theme, region, in journals, working papers as well as in a digital library and a web catalogue to search for forced migration resources on the internet.
Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford:
The RSC is the leading multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching on the causes and consequences of forced migration.
On its website, the RSC makes available information on its research areas, its courses, programmes, fellowship opportunities, publications ( ranging from working papers to the Forced Migration Review and the Journal of Refugee Studies), a library, information on conferences and meetings and other resources, including a RSC Resources CD-ROM.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR):
The official UNHCR site provides extensive information on the agency, its mission statement, its initiatives throughout the world, comprehensive collections of refugee- and asylum-related documents (RefWorld online). In addition, the site offers an area for policy development and evaluation of UNHCR’s policies, programmes and practices and various publications, most of which are available online. The site also provides access to UNHCR Statistical Online Population Database, its Statistical Yearbook, Global Trends, including detailed information on asylum and refugee trends and indicators for more than 100 refugee camps (Standards and Indicators Project).
US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI):
For nearly 100 years the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has acted to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.
Its website provides documents such as the World Refugee Survey, resources for advocacy for the protection of refugees, information on the U.S. Resettlement programme and the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.
3. Migration research centres
Center for Migration Studies, New York:
The Centre for Migration Studies publishes a journal, a newsletter, and various books and papers on migration, refugees, and ethnic groups.
The site gives access to the complete publications list and the table of contents of the most recent issues of the International Migration Review.
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford:
This site provides information on the Centre’s research activities, listed by theme, and offers current information on migration through updated reports, working papers, and references to academic publications, research resources, and book series.
European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER):
The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) exists to actively encourage, support and promote comparative research in the fields of international migration and ethnic relations within the European context. The site gives access to publications, projects, seminars. In addition, ERCOMER’s Virtual Library (VL) offers a global organisation of various conferences, seminars, exhibitions, workshops, (summer) schools, courses and cultural events, which are frequently updated and can be added by users. You can view the events by visiting the VL page directly at http://www.ercomer.eu/wwwvl/index.html.
Federation of Centers for Migration Studies, G. B. Scalabrini:
The site of the Federation of Centres for Migration Studies "G. B. Scalabrini" provides access to the work of its six partner centres around the world. The centres are entirely devoted to deepening the understanding of migration in all its aspects. The site gives access to research, specialized publications - including periodical, monographs and papers - conferences and other educational activities. You can access the site for the Scalabrini Migration Center, Quezon City, Manila at http://www.smc.org.ph/.
Immigration History Research Centre (IHRC), University of Minnesota:
The IHRC has built one of the largest and most important collections of materials documenting U.S. immigration and refugee life.
Its site provides access to many resources, including working papers, research collections, publications, calls for papers and grants and fellowships, as well as resources for educators, students and the community.
Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES), Amsterdam:
The IMES site provides access to information on its research programmes, its academic staff, research projects, various publications (some of which are available to download) as well as policy briefs and events, such as its public lecture series.
Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Osnabrück:
IMIS is an international centre for academic migration research and interdisciplinary exchange. Its site provides access to information on its research fields, publications, a library of references and dissertation themes of its graduate students since 1995.
International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford:
IMI’s website presents information on its initiatives and its research programmes, such as the African Migrations Programme, the African Perspectives on Human Mobility and Transnational Migrants Organisations projects. Its website provides access to a working paper series, articles and books, an online directory of African migration researchers and an online library with references on African migration.
Inter-University Committee on International Migration:
This Committee, chaired by MIT and acting as a focal point for migration and refugee studies at Boston University, Brandeis University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and Wellesley College, sponsors seminar series on international migration, workshops, conferences and working paper series. The site provides descriptions of its activities and publications such as working papers and reports.
Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
4. Migration and health
International Centre for Migration and Health:
The International Centre for Migration and Health is a Swiss-based non-profit institution that was established in 1995. Its mandate is to work on research, training and policy advocacy in all areas related to migration and health. The site gives an insight on the work of this centre, publications (in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and several other languages), news on migration and health and internship opportunities.
5. International organisations/migration policy
International Metropolis Project:
Metropolis is an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.
In addition to information on its annual conference, the site, available in French and English, provides access to information on its research and policy initiatives and publications such as the Metropolis World Bulletin and the Journal of International Migration and Integration.
International Migration and Development, World Bank:
Approaching migration as a potential resource for development, the World Bank’s International Migration and Development programme identifies six specific areas of migration that are important for development.
The site provides insight into the Bank’s initiatives and research activities and it presents working papers and books published by the Bank’s research teams. In addition, the Bank makes available to the public six databases that have been produced and are owned by the Research Program for International Migration & Development (http://go.worldbank.org/9PRMDT0N70).
International Organization for Migration (IOM):
On its site the IOM presents a wide collection of material about the agency and its activities in various countries around the world. In addition, the site provides access to information on migration research and policy initiatives, training programmes, events and a large selection of downloadable publications, including newsletters, studies and reports, brochures, informational sheets and serial publications.
Migration Policy Institute (MPI):
MPI is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of the movement of people worldwide. Their site offers a comprehensive view into research programmes covering US Immigration, European migration, migration and development and refugee protection. The site allows to access the MPI’s newsletter Migration Information Source (http://www.migrationinformation.org/) and the Institutes’ Immigration Data Hub (http://www.migrationinformation.org/datahub/), which offers immigration statistics, maps for the United States and other countries around the world.
International Migration and Multicultural Policies, Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO:
Within its Social and Human Sciences theme, UNESCO has developed a programme on International Migration and Multicultural Policies.
The area of the site dedicated to migration provides information on the International Migration Convention, UNESCO’s projects and publications including the International Journal on Multicultural Societies. In addition, available on this page is the Migration Research Institutes Database, which provides information on almost 300 research and training institutes in 77 countries. It also provides details on 86 periodicals dealing with migration
MIGRANT, International Migration Programme, International Labour Organization (ILO):
The International Migration Programme (MIGRANT) is the mainstream unit responsible for labour migration in the ILO, undertaking a number of activities on priority areas of labour migration.
On these pages MIGRANT provides information of its areas of work, publications and studies, the International Labour Migration Database and reports with statistical information on labour migration and the state of migrant workers around the world.
OECD’s work on international migration is based on continued monitoring of migration movements and policies in member countries and outside the OECD area, and in-depth analysis of the economic and social aspects of migration. The site offers information on OECD’s work on the economic implications of migration as well as international migration policies and statistical data.
UNDESA UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division:
The Population Division homepage provides access to information on International Migration and Development, including updated documentation on the UN High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development. In addition, this site offers online data on the 2005 Revision Population Database, in particular the World Migrant Stock data.
6. Statistical resources
For statistical information in the European Union, visit the site of EUROSTAT, where updated population statistics are made available regularly. Datasets are released on immigration by sex, age group and citizenship, acquisition of citizenship. Data on migration to and from the European Union and reports with European statistics on migration are readily available for download.
In addition, the previously-mentioned sites provide statistical information or datasets for analysis: