The Steering Committee is composed of Radboud University (RU) Geography Department, Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI) based in Rome, Scalabrini Migration Center Philippines (SMC). Most recently the Center for Migration Studies of the University of Ghana joined the SC.
Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) is dedicated to the promotion of the interdisciplinary study of international migration, with a specific focus on migration questions in the Asia-Pacific region. Aside from research, SMC maintains a resource center specializing in migration literature, publishes the academic quarterly, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, organizes training programs, advocates for the promotion of the rights of migrants, and builds networks with academic institutions civil society, international organizations and governments. It was established in 1987.
The Department of Geography of the Radboud University Nijmegen has a strong interest in international migration issues and cooperates with the International Development Studies (IDS) Programme of Utrecht University. By means of research, teaching, and consulting it investigates, contributes and gives direction to the changes in society. As a scientific institution its wants to play the role of an independent scientific consciousness of our society. As such it wants to conceptualise, analyse and critically reflect the socio-spatial developments in our society and where possible provide suggestions and solutions for pressing socio-spatial problems.
The Scalabrini International Migration Institute (SIMI) is an academic International Institute incorporated to the Urbaniana Pontifical University and it promotes: a) Researches and studies on human mobility with interdisciplinary approaches; b) The formation of professionals in the academic sector through special curricula of studies; and c) The training of professionals and pastoral/social workers through the offer of specific courses and on-going formation programs, aiming at their qualification or re-qualification.
The Centre for Migration Studies (CMS) was established to serve as a leading Centre for the study of contemporary and future migration dynamics within and outside Ghana through a strategic and integrated approach. It was formally launched in November 2007 at the University of Ghana to undertake research, teaching, training, capacity building, policy assessment, development and dissemination in the area of migration.