What are the roles played by migrant organisations in the context of transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development?


The transnational turn in migration studies leads to consider migrant organisations not only as actors of integration in the receiving country, but also as privileged actors of development of their country of origin. Surprisingly, despite the importance attributed to migrant organisations, research on these actors is not extensive in the literature.

In an attempt to better understand the relationship between integration and transnationalism, their multilayered role(s) were examined with particular focus on their embedment in both governmental an non-governmental networks. The planned study integrated sociology, social psychology, anthropology and economy, and focused on Senegalese migrant organisations in four receiving contexts (Geneva, Milan, Paris and Barcelona). The results highlighted the impact of contextual migration, integration, and development policies on these organisations’ dynamics.

Project Keywords

  • Corporate citizenship
  • Migration
  • Migration partnerships
  • Integration
  • Public policies
  • Transnationalism


  • Anthropology
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Political science
  • Sociology

Relevant Countries

  • Italy
  • Senegal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


This project, started in 2009, has been completed.

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Research team

Sandro Cattacin
University of Geneva

Milena Chimienti
Principal Member
University of London

Paul de Guchteneire
Principal Member

Eva G. T. Green
Principal Member
University of Lausanne

Jenny Maggi
Principal Member
University of Geneva

Antoine Pécoud
Principal Member

Dame Sarr
Principal Member
University of Geneva

Oriane Sarrasin
Principal Member
University of Lausanne

Andrea Stocchiero
Principal Member
Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale

Novita Amadei
Associated Member
International Organisation for Migration