CERIS organizes seminars, workshops, and panel discussions to enhance knowledge exchange among researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. These meetings provide a space for discussing new research findings, policy initiatives, and service innovations. Our events are open to the public.
CERIS continues to expand and strengthen its network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners via its various media. Using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, it shares information regarding migration and settlement on a daily basis. A semi-monthly electronic newsletter showcasing events, announcements, other news, and resources is distributed to a growing body of subscribers. CERIS also provides a medium for its affiliates and members of the general public to blog about issues of current interest.
CERIS continues to maintain and expand a web-based repository of policy-and practice-relevant publications, reports, working papers, and research summaries on migration and settlement.
CERIS knowledge exchange activities include summarizing lengthy research reports and theses into a format accessible by policymakers, practitioners, as well as other researchers. The research summaries are meant to inform decision making, build capacity, and foster collaboration. CERIS also provides direct support to emerging researchers by training them on how to write concise and plain-language summaries of their work.
Synthesizing disparate research in specific migration and settlement areas is a more challenging knowledge exchange activity. CERIS produces state of the art research syntheses to build knowledge base and formulate new research questions by identifying gaps in the literature.