Women on the Move (WEMov) is an international network funded by COST (CA19112)

A network of researchers from 52 countries, we are engaged in the timely mission of unveiling women migrants' presence and participation in the construction of Europe. Our transdisciplinary outlook combines a wide variety of expertise in history, sociology, demography, economy, anthropology, political science and the arts, among many other fields. This will foster complementary perspectives to show women migrants' presence, obstacles and capacities in past and present migratory contexts.

Women on the Move (CA19112) is a science and technology network funded over a four-year period and developing networking tools  to meet the research coordination and capacity building objectives set out in the COST Action’s Memorandum of Understanding. Its Grant Holder is Université Paris Cité.

Watch EU Commissioner Helena Dalli's video for Women on the Move here.


With four distinct Working Groups, WEMov is engaged in a variety of creative activities

In order to make migrant women's presence visible, WEMov's Working Groups are developing the following tools to generate a constant discussion with the public and policy makers. 

WGs are creating a repository of primary sources and a map of landmarks celebrating women migrants across Europe. WEMov is also organising exhibitions and walking tours. We are building a MOOC for educational purposes, and we are also engaged in shooting a documentary with interviews of migrants.

Read more in the individual presentation of each WG

About COST

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)
is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

Link to COST Action's MoU

How to join

Fairness, transparency, excellence, openness and inclusiveness are fundamental in COST Actions

Women on the Move can either be joined as an MC member, substitute, observer or as a WG member committed to fulfill the objectives of the MoU. WG membership to WEMov is supported by the Core Group, and active participation is expected from all members.

Please contact us for more information. WEMov's management structure and COST page include the details of the Chair, Vice-Chairs, WG leaders, and members.

COST's rules for participation

for stakeholders

WEMov’s stakeholders are organisations or individuals actively engaged in our mission and who support our network. If you wish to become a stakeholder, please download our leaflet and contact us.

Discover our stakeholders on the Who's Who page

Dowload our leaflet for Stakeholders

Contact us if you have landmarks, primary sources or short stories and interviews to share