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Meike Palinkas

Associate Research Officer

Education: Meike holds an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialisation in Migration Studies from the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) and Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG). 

Relevant experience and expertise: Before joining ICMPD in September 2018 Meike worked for the Immigration and Border Management Unit at IOM’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok. She was involved in project implementation and her responsibilities included data collection, data analysis, reporting and visualisation. Currently Meike is involved in the FIMAS refugee survey projects as well as the CROSSMIGRATION project. 

Since 2004 she has engaged in various volunteering activities, recently in a shelter in South Lebanon (2017) and an orphanage in Bangkok (2018). 

Research interests:
 Migration and development, integration, forced displacement, social (in)equalities, methodology

Tel: +43-1-504-4677-2477
Fax: +43-1-504-4677-2375
E-mail: meike.palinkas(at)

Selected Publications:

Baumgartner, Paul; Palinkas, Meike; Daur, Valentin (2020): Prozesse der Arbeitsmarktintegration von Geflüchteten in Österreich. Forschungsbericht der dritten Welle des FIMAS-Flüchtlingssurveys: FIMAS+INTEGRATION2. ICMPD, February 2020.
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Hosner, Roland und Palinkas, Meike (2020): Prozesse der Arbeitsmarktintegration von Geflüchteten in Österreich. Kurzbericht zur Datenerhebung 2017/2018 (2. Welle) im Projekt FIMAS+INTEGRATION. ICMPD, February 2020.
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