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Decision making of aspiring (re)migrants to and within the EU: the case of labour market-leading migrations from Asia

Objective

Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, Europe continues to be a major destination for transnational migrants, notably from Asia and Africa. The way in which this phenomenon has been unfolding underlines the urgent need to further conceptualise transnational migration by analysing the decision-making of aspiring (re)migrants. This scholarly enterprise is critically important as mainstream migration theories put more of a focus on broader social processes and dynamics, thereby overlooking the human aspects of migration. Basing itself on several migration theories in various disciplines, this proposal adopts a framework that humanises research on (non-)migration decision-making, i.e. highlighting its human aspects in three ways: engendering, decolonising and situating the analysis in temporal, psychological, relational and social contexts. As a case study, this research project will examine the decision-making of aspiring (re)migrants from selected Southeast and East Asian countries (China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) to and within selected EU member countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Finland). These migrants are oriented towards the EU labour markets where they are concentrated in ethnic niches. Employing qualitative and participatory research methodologies, the study will map the extent to which spatial mobility policies at the EU and national levels take into account aspiring (re)migrants’ behaviour, identify the micro- and meso-level drivers of (re)migration aspiration and/or intention and determine the temporality of aspiring (re)migrants’ decision-making. The results of this project will provide concrete information as to how individuals’ migration decisions change over time and on the specific stage at which mobility policies are more likely to play a role in shaping migration outcomes, which will enhance EU migration policies.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 046 590,00
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 314 750,00
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno

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Region
Jihovýchod Jihomoravský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 448 888,75
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 404 981,00
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 313 650,00
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
1649 026 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 600 345,00
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SCALABRINI MIGRATION CENTER INC.
Philippines
Net EU contribution
€ 91 570,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 118 200,00
Address
Ratchawithi Road 420/6
10400 Bangkok

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VIEN HAN LAM KHOA HOC XA HOI VIET NAM VIETNAM ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENC
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 128 000,00
Address
No 01 Lieu Giai St Cong Vi Ward Ba Dinh District
Hanoi

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FOUNDATION FOR ISAAN EDUCATION AND POPULAR MEDIA
Thailand
Net EU contribution
€ 68 125,00
Address
49/25 Village No. 16 Nai Mueang Subdistrict, Mueang District,
40000 Khon Kaen

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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (3)

The Education University of Hong Kong
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WASEDA UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1-104 Totsuka Machi, Shinjuku-ku
169-8050 Tokyo

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Vietnam Asia Pacific Economic Center
Vietnam
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
No data