As recalled by President Juncker in his State of the Union address, “Europe is a continent where nearly everyone has at one time been a refugee. The current refugee and migration challenge is the largest since the 1940s with unprecedented numbers of asylum seekers arriving at Europe's borders.
Migration Research Platform encompasses activities under the Framework Programme on Migration and Mobility. Migration and mobility also occur within the EU. Free movement is a fundamental principle of the European single market and a fundamental right of European citizens. Since the 2004 and 2007 enlargements and with the lifting in 2014 of the last transitional restrictions on free movement, intra-EU mobility has increased. In 2013, 1.2 million people (with EU citizenship) moved across the EU's internal borders.
Europe thus faces diverse types of migration, which attests to the fact that 'mixed migration' is the new norm, where migration flows as well as motivations to migrate are diverse and changing in nature.
For policy responses to be sound, a substantiated understanding of the phenomena surrounding migration is needed. Socio-economic research on migration contributes to the evidence base on which such policies are developed. Since 1994, approx. 80 projects on migration have been funded within the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Framework Programme.
This research has studied different aspects of the migration phenomenon, including immigrant integration, temporary/circular migration, trans-nationalism, migration and gender relations, migration and development, migration flows, migration data and statistical modelling, diversity, economic impact of immigration, and transnational families.
DIVERCITIES - Governing Urban Diversity: Creating Social Cohesion, Social Mobility and Economic Performance in Today’s Hyper-diversified CitiesDecember 2016 258 KB | April 2016 308 KB | July 2015 227 KB
August 2014 368 KB | February 2014 566 KB | September 2013 563 KB
EUBORDERREGIONS - European Regions, EU External Borders and the Immediate Neighbours
Analysing Regional Development Options through Policies and Practices of Cross-Border Co-operation.February 2015 794 KB | September 2014 516 KB | March 2013 2.7 MB
On the role of human rights and democracy perceptions in constructing migration aspirations and decisions towards EuropeJanuary 2013 172 KB
Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of PeopleOctober 2015 165 KB
EURISLAM - Finding a Place for Islam in Europe
Cultural Interactions between Muslim Immigrants and Receiving SocietiesSeptember 2013 443 KB
FAMILIESANDSOCIETIES - Changing families and sustainable societies:
Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generationsDecember 2016 1.1 MB | May 2016 814 KB | April 2015 590 KB
March 2014 325 KB
GUSTO - The governance of uncertainty and sustainability: tensions and opportunitiesJanuary 2013 433 KB
MAFEJanuary 2013 518 KB | January 2013 417 KB | January 2013 490 KB | January 2013 427 KB
MigRom - The immigration of Romanian Roma to Western Europe: Causes, effects, and future engagement strategies
The Roma population of Europe is attracting the attention of policy-makers at the European level, as it suffers disproportionately from poverty and social deprivation, marginalisation.September 2015 319 KB | September 2014 402 KB
POWER2YOUTH - A Comprehensive Approach to the Understanding of Youth Exclusion and the Prospects for Youth-led Change in the South and East MediterraneanOctober 2015 118 KB | May 2017 473 KB
RELIGARE - Religion and State support
Innovative approaches to law and policyOctober 2013 236 KB
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- Workshop on Migration: Research and Innovation
Brussels, 16 September 2015
- International Conference "Understanding and Tackling the Migration Challenge: The Role of Research"
Organised by the Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Brussels, 4-5 February 2016