Migration Research Leaders Syndicate

Migration Research Leaders Syndicate

IOM has established the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate to support the development of the global compact for migration (GCM). The Syndicate comprises migration experts from around the world with deep knowledge of a wide variety of aspects of migration. Its 36 members are academic and applied researchers from a range of disciplines, including law, geography, economics, demography, international relations, sociology and political science. Their work is supported by 9 advisers with vast experience in policy settings and in bridging policy and research. Syndicate members and advisers herald from all continents, encompassing origin, transit and destination country perspectives. Through initiatives such as this, IOM is providing the space and framework to enable leading migration experts to inform the global compact process with the latest thinking in academic and applied research on migration.

Since its establishment, the Syndicate has contributed in 3 main ways. To best support the GCM’s process within its ambitious timeframe, Syndicate members first provided their top three reads for policymakers. The migration scholars also wrote short, technical papers articulating and suggesting ways to resolve policy conundrums posing obstacles to safe, orderly and regular migration. These ideas were honed with the inputs of advisers in a workshop held in Geneva in September 2017. The consolidated publication comprising the top 3 reads and the technical papers was launched at IOM’s 108th Council in November 2017. Additionally, Syndicate members have written crisp blog pieces that further provide evidence-based, rigorous and innovative insights on some of the most complex challenges for international cooperation on migration. All these contributions are available through the Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate webpage.

To learn more about this initiative please visit the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate webpage: https://www.iom.int/migration-research-leaders-syndicate