Ten « Conver­gence Insti­tutes » (colla­bo­ra­tive insti­tutes) exist in France. They were created in 2016 and 2017 on behalf of an inter­na­tional jury leading the 2nd Programme des Inves­tis­se­ments d’avenir.

What is their goal ? To gather research work, brin­ging toge­ther about 400 resear­chers from various insti­tu­tions in order to combine disci­plines and create an original trai­ning program. The French Colla­bo­ra­tive Insti­tute on Migra­tion (CI Migra­tion) is the only program that asso­ciates social sciences, human sciences and health sciences.

It is composed of 5 depart­ments plus 1 depart­ment for the curri­cular. The CI Migra­tion orga­nizes common research acti­vi­ties (semi­nars, scien­tific events, publi­shing…) and finances merging research projects as well as young researcher’s work. A new Master’s degree program will open in September 2020, it will combine human sciences, social sciences and life sciences.

The main goal of the Insti­tute is to encou­rage a dialogue between science and society with two main actions : to analyze news events through its online maga­zine De facto and to esta­blish a part­ner­ship with local offi­cials (teachers, asso­cia­tions, health care prac­ti­tio­ners, social services…).