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Imagining Europe from the outside. On the role of democracy and human rights perceptions in constructing migration aspirations and decision towards Europe

Objective

By means of a non-Eurocentric, theoretically and empirically sound cross-country and cross-region research design, EUMAGINE studies the impact of perceptions of human rights and democracy on international migration aspirations and decisions. Special attention goes to human rights (including women’s rights) and democracy perceptions on Europe, specific European countries, and the relative popularity of Europe in comparison and competition with the US, Russia, Canada and Australia. The core idea of the project is that macro and meso level discourses on human rights and democracy influence micro level perceptions on these themes in countries of origin and transit, which in turn influence migratory aspirations and decisions.
To obtain its objectives, the consortium of EUMAGINE (consisting of seven partners, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium, coordinator), University of Oxford (United Kingdom), International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (Norway), Koc University (Turkey), Université Mohamed V (Morocco), The Kennan Institute (Ukraine) and Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Sénégal)) will study four major ‘source’ and ‘transit’ countries, namely Morocco, Senegal, Turkey and Ukraine. For research purposes, the consortium is divided in four Geographical Duo Teams (each composed of a EU and non-EU partner). Based on a multidisciplinary, mixed-method approach (survey, in-depth interviews and observations) and by adopting a case study approach and comparing and contrasting a diversity of important international emigration countries, various types of regions within these countries, several modes of migration, various types of influential discourses, and different profiles of potential migrants, EUMAGINE will provide insights on how perceptions on human rights and democracy are related to migration aspirations and decisions.
EUMAGINE is a gender sensitive project in the way that the team will address gender issues in all stages of the research cycle. Dissemination of the (intermediary) project results will be planned carefully and formulated in a program of dissemination elaborated from the start of the project.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2009-A
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 620 518
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)

Participants (6)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 628
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Caroline Taylor (Ms.)
INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 265 337
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Even Andersen (Mr.)
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 302 346
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Icduygu (Prof.)
University Mohammed V-Agdal
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 110 160
Address
Avenue Des Natioins Unies Agdal
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Berriane (Mr.)
Centre of Sociological Research
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 82 800
Address
Konovalca Street 10/49
46020 Ternopil
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yuriy Bilan (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alioune Dieye (Prof.)