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Research and innovation

Migration and mobility


978-92-79-53983-1, KI-NA-27592-EN-N
Publication date
28 January 2016
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
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Directorate-General for Research and Innovation


In recent months, record inflows of asylum seekers and economic migrants have pushed migration at the top of policy and legislative agendas and at the forefront of media attention. According to a May 2015 Eurobarometer, European citizens see immigration as the biggest challenge facing the EU currently. Beyond current events, migration has been a key topic in Europe since a long time. Migration is

a complex phenomenon, requiring policy responses based on facts, figures and scientific evidence. Human and Social Sciences disciplines are key in providing data and analyses of these dynamics. Research on migration was prominent under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities research theme of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development. Scientific areas covered include migrants’ integration, trans-nationalism, temporary/circular migration, gender relations, migration and development, data on flows and statistical modelling, diversity, and economic impact of immigration. Research on migration is part of Horizon 2020, especially in Societal Challenge 6 «Europe in a changing world – Inclusion, Innovative and Reflective Societies». This publication presents an overview of past and ongoing research projects in the abovementioned areas. Some basic information is provided for each project. Readers willing to explore further are referred to projects’ websites and other resources.


28 JANUARY 2016
Migration and mobility: Research and innovation projects in support to European policy