The significance of migration as a social, political and broader public concern has intensified significantly. Migration is increasingly seen as a high-priority policy issue by many governments, politicians and throughout the world. A deeper understanding of the root causes and drivers of migration and of their interrelation with people’s propensity to migrate is needed as well as projections and scenarios that are essential for appropriate planning and effective policymaking. Overall improving migration data is a crucial step to improving migration governance since better data is needed in order to bring about sustainable social and economic development and national migrant data strategies are needed to inform good policies.
The project’s overall aim is to improve understandings of changing nature of migration flows and the drivers of migration, to analyse patterns and motivations and new geographies and to calculate population estimates and determine emerging trends and future trends and accordingly identify possible future implications of today’s policy decisions. Moreover, we aim to develop migration scenarios in a more forward-looking manner that takes into account both quantitative and qualitative perspectives of different migration actors impact people’s decisions to migrate and trends from that will have an impact on our societies. Global scenarios will base on not only a realistic understanding of the drivers and dynamics of migration, but also on the effects and effectiveness of past migration policies. Projects ambitions are to identify the uncertainties and reappraise, to explore the reasons why migration predictions may not hold and to demonstrate non-traditional data sources for migration research.
Area of research
Migration und Transformation
Migration, migration studies, migrant journeys, migration hub, social sciences, interdisciplinary