The Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège was created in 1995. This interfaculty centre directed by Dr. Marco Martiniello carries out theoretical and empirical research in the fields of migration, ethnic relations and racism. It is interested in the relations between migration processes and uneven development. The CEDEM aims to create a forum which would stimulate research concerning dimensions such as cultural identity and social dynamics as well as relations with politics. Through seminars the CEDEM also aims at stimulating the debate around different aspects of migration and ethnic minorities by introducing it in an international context and also initiating a deep questioning of analytical tools.