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10:00 Welcome address

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Tietz (TU Dortmund, Dean of Faculty of Spatial Planning)
  • Petra Jacobi (GIZ, Head of Sectoral Programme Rural Development)
  • Prof. Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert (TU Dortmund, Head of Department Spatial Planning in Developing Countries)
  • Prof. Dr. Kosta Mathéy (TRIALOG)


10:30 Keynote speeches

  • Prof. Dr. Yu Zhu, Fujian Normal University, China: The multilocational status of China´s floating population and their social protection: Challenges and policy implications (Presentation)
  • Dr. Eva Dick, TU Dortmund: Multilocality and its implications for spatial development and planning in the South (Presentation, Text)
  • Dr. Cédric Duchêne-Lacroix, University of Basel: Patterns of multilocational residential practices and spatial impacts in the North (Presentation)


Plenary discussion after keynote speeches (Summary)


12:30 Lunch break


14:00 Working groups

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1. Background factors of temporary migration and multilocality

  • Dr. Hasan Sinemillioglu, TU Dortmund Background factors of temporary migration and multilocality – The case of Kurdistan, Northern Iraq (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)
  • Dr. Emmanuel M.J. Tamanja, TU Dortmund Temporary migration and multilocational living arrangements in Ghana: The decisive background factors  (Abstract & Biography)
  • Dr. Tatiana Bajuk Sencar, ZRC SAZU The development of multilocality among Slovene EU officials (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)


15:30 Coffee Break


2. Features and strategies of multilocal households

  • Ine Cottyn & Dr. Gery Nijenhuis, University of Utrecht Multilocality in Rwanda: forced of deliberat choice? (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)
  • Prof. Dr. Cindy Fan, UCLA Social and spatial organization of rural migrant households in China (Abstract & Biography)
  • Cornelia Tippel, ILS Dortmund Housing between home and accommodation? Strategies and perceptions of temporary migration for job reasons in Frankfurt, Germany (Abstract & Biography)


3. Spatial impacts of multilocality

  • Luise Porst & Kayly Ober, University of Bonn Building resilience through translocality. Climate change, migration and social resilience of rural communities in Thailand (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)
  • Till Braukmann, University of Kassel Multilocality and place – Case studies in different German towns and cities (Abstract & Biography)


4. Governance effects of multilocality


17:00 Plenary and discussion, summary of main findings (Summary)

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19:00 Conference dinner (EMIL, Emil-Moog-Platz)




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08:30 Recap from first day

Keynote speeches

  • Prof. Dr. Loren Landau, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa: Implications of migration and multilocality for local government and governance arrangements: the example of South Africa (Presentation)
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Danielzyk, University of Hannover, Dr. Andrea Dittrich-Wesbuer, ILS: Multilocality – New challenges for municipal development and policies in Germany (Presentation)
  • Alexander Seidl, CIM: Practitioner’s perspective on multilocational households and local and regional development from development cooperation (Key Statements)


Plenary discussion after keynote speeches (Summary)


10:30 Coffee Break


11:00 Working groups

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5. Consequences of multilocality for public authorities on the local and regional level

  • Dr. Edmundo Werna & Andrés Mella, ILO The livelihoods of multi-locational migrants at the bottom of the pyramid: implications for urban management (Abstract)


6. The role of civil society in the light of multilocality

  • Peter Franke, Forum Arbeitswelten e.V., Bochum Workers organisations in China – Formations of multilocal civil society? (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)


7. Consequences of multilocality for inter-national development cooperation

  • Alexandra Linden, GIZ Contributing to sustainable livelihoods and equitable territorial development in the light of multilocality (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)
  • Dr. Karin Gaesing, TU Dortmund Investment in municipal development in addition to supporting individual families – Linking migrants in Europe to investment to their localities in Africa (Abstract & Biography, Presentation)


13:00 Lunch break


14:00 Plenary and discussion (panel discussion) (Summary)

Concluding remarks (Summary) and perspectives for research and policies

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  • Petra Jacobi (GIZ, Head of Sectoral Programme Rural Development)
  • Prof. Dr. Einhard Schmidt-Kallert (TU Dortmund, Head of Department Spatial Planning in Developing Countries)


15:30 End of the conference