About this Blog

Facts and views on migration and mobility

The nccr – on the move is the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) for migration and mobility studies, which has been operational since June 2014. The center aims to enhance the understanding of contemporary migration patterns and to establish an innovative and competitive field of research on migration and mobility in Switzerland.

Our blog will provide the latest knowledge on migration and mobility issues as well as views and opinions on these issues. In addition, the blog provides a platform for reacting to topical issues. The authors are NCCR members and external personalities from academia, state institutions, civil society and the economy.

Feedback is important for any work, and especially for scientific work on issues pertaining to migration and mobility with their strong impact on the economy and society. The nccr – on the move blog allows for receiving direct responses through its commenting functionality.

The nccr – on the move blog is published in four languages with blog posts published in English, French, German or Italian.

Terms of use

Text published on the nccr – on the move blog may be used by other media and online portals free of charge only if it is not altered and the title and author’s name as well as the nccr – on the move blog are cited as sources. In addition, online media must include a link to the overview page of the overview page of the blog (nccr-onthemove.ch/blog).

The rights to the images always remain with the person referred to as the copyright holder for them. Other media and online portals may use images published on the nccr – on the move blog only if the nccr – on the move is specifically mentioned as the copyright holder and only in connection with the relevant blog post. Further distribution of images – for example, via download links – is permitted only with the approval of the blog moderators.

Comment policy

Posts published on the nccr – on the move blog are open for comment. Comments are reviewed by the blog moderators who reserve the right to edit or not publish comments. No correspondence will be entered into about such decisions. Please note that comments are stored in the blog’s archive and can be found and recalled at any time by a search engine.

The following will not be published:

1. Comments from people who do not provide their full, correct names and a valid email address. Email addresses will be saved, but not published.

2. Comments that do not relate to a particular blog entry or previous comments. The blog moderators reserve the right to refuse comments if a discussion threatens to become repetitive or one-sided, wanders too far from the original blog topic or moves off-topic.

3. Threats, disrespectful comments or comments of a racist, sexist or violent nature.