ESF Research Conferences

ESF-ZiF-Bielefeld Conference

Environmental Change and Migration: From Vulnerabilities to Capabilities

5-9 December 2010

Bad Salzuflen, Germany

Chaired by Prof. Thomas Faist, University of Bielefeld, DE


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Programme available here!

Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical, 80cm*120cm). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance.

The conference aims to shed light on the complex dynamics of environmentally induced migration and the associated societal processes. Toward this end, we seek to further the interdisciplinary debate and exchange of knowledge from the fields of migration, climate change, disaster, development, and others. Connecting vulnerability, capability and transnational approaches will help to link existing research and open new research venues for the future. The conference is structured along seven issue areas. To learn more about the programme and the issue areas, please click here.

For questions regarding content please visit the Chair's website or write to Dr. Jeanette Schade

To learn more about the conference, please download here the call for papers.
Conference flyer (PDF - 79 KB) Last updated 13-August-2010.


For accepted participants and invited speakers only.

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

All accepted abstracts (short talks and posters) are asked to submit their full paper by 2 November 2010. Please send your abstract to Dr. Jeanette Schade.

In order to be accepted, abstract must include:
- Name, Affiliation, Panel on the programme, Title
- Abstract: max. 50.000 characters; Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 12;
- Bibliography

Please note that ONLY DOC, RTF or PDF format will be accepted.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 24 October 2010

FINAL closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 7 November 2010

Group Transportation & Practical Information Guide

Detailed information on all practical aspects of the conference (access to site, registration & fee payments, accommodation, travel reimbursements, transportation...) is available from the Practical Information Guide . Please read it fully and carefully.

Two buses will be organised on arrival day from Hannover Airport and Hannover Train station to Bad Salzuflen. The journey takes approximately 1 hour, depending on traffic.
Bus departure times on Sunday, 5 December 2010:

Hannover airport - 16:00 and 18:00 - meeting point: in front of the gate B.

Hannover train station - 16:30 - 18:30 - meeting point: in front of the main entrance.

Buses will have "ESF Research Conference" sign at the window for easy recognition.

Group transportation back to Hannover airport will be arranged in a similar way for the departure day.
Bus departure time – Thursday, 9 December: 8.00 and 9.00

please book a seat on the bus!

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment by 24 October 2010730 €
Registration and payment after 7 November 2010800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener... For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

The conference will be take place in Bad Salzuflen at the Best Western Hotel Ostertor. The town is a traditional spa and resort situated in the heart of Germany. It is near the Teutoburger forest, in a beautiful woody and hilly landscape. The town, famous for it's abundance of health giving salt water springs, has air and water just like being at the sea.

More Information.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Alessandra Piccolotto Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0)2 533 2023
Fax +32 (0)2 538 8486
Please quote 10-328 in any correspondence.