16TH – 17TH JANUARY – 2020, GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE, ITALY
The proceedings are based on the presentations, discussions and keynote speakers’ lectures that took place in the workshop on International and Internal Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Europe that was organized by Gran Sasso Science Institute, (GSSI) in Italy and was funded by Regional Studies Associations, (RSA) Migration, Interconnectivity and Regional Development (MICaRD) research network.
This workshop intended to explore and examine the current state of knowledge on internal and international migration in Europe. The issues were examined in the light of current debate on migration. The workshop aimed to document existing research on push and pull factors of people’s mobility from different research angles such as, economics, urban study, urban planning, and sociology with different research methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative research methods). Furthermore, this workshop created a space for co-learning among experienced researchers and PhD students across Europe. Through a series of presentations and discussions, the workshop developed an overview of the present and anticipated future situation of migration in Europe.
Papers and Presentations
Background research intended to capture an overview of the current migration research in Europe and beyond. Specific topics of research presented at the workshop can be summarized as following:
- Mapping and geographical discussions,
- Motivation for migration and wages,
- Migration and space-making,
- Human capital and migration,
- Questioning the legal,
- Border management and policies
Conclusions of the workshop
Based on the presentations and keynote speakers’ lectures, a set of conclusions, in particular on assessing data needs for evidence-based analysis, on how to collect migration data through population censuses, administrative sources and sample surveys, and application of behavioral experiments on migration has been proposed and discussed.