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EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions

Project description

What works with integrating migrants

The integration of immigrants is a precondition of an inclusive, cohesive and prosperous society. Successful integration will make migration an opportunity for both third-country nationals and host societies. If well integrated, migrants can contribute to making Europe a more prosperous, cohesive and inclusive society. The EU-funded MIMY project will research which integration strategies and policies can better support the empowerment of young vulnerable migrants to become active citizens within an inclusive society. The project, which brings together 11 disciplines and 12 partners, will examine 18 case studies in 9 countries. It will take a place- and gender-sensitive and migrant-centred approach to formulate evidence-based policy recommendations that will help to push policy and practice innovation in the field of migrant youth integration in Europe.

Objective

MIMY is a comparative interdisciplinary study of migrant integration with the aim of empowering young migrants in vulnerable conditions and supporting integration strategies within the EU. The project brings together 11 disciplines and 12 partners to examine the dynamic, open-ended process of integration at the EU, national and local level by examining 18 case studies within 9 countries. MIMY analyzes integration policies and strategies across macro (EU migration policies), meso (regional economic & social systems) and micro (individual practices) levels by establishing a unified theoretical framework at the intersection of liquid integration, resilience and vulnerability. The innovative, multi-method approach (e.g. policy analyses, quantitative data analysis, delphi study and participatory action research) provides in-depth analyses of: 1) the long-term socio-economic effects of successful and failed integration; 2) factors fostering or hindering integration processes of young migrants (considering the heterogeneity and diverse biographical backgrounds); and 3) how diverse social actors and institutions can support the agency of young migrants by further strengthening their resilience and resistance strategies. In contrast to existing approaches, MIMY emphasizes and combines the vertical (multi-level governance structure) and horizontal (sector policies) axes. MIMY will show which integration strategies and policies can successfully support the empowerment of young vulnerable migrants to become active citizens within an inclusive society by working in close cooperation with migrants as peer researchers. It will contribute extensively to integration studies - empirically, methodologically and conceptually - through its place- and gender-sensitive and migrant-centred approach. MIMY offers direct benefits to young migrants and evidence-based policy-recommendations will help to push policy and practice innovation in the field of migrant youth integration in Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-MIGRATION-2019

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Net EU contribution
€ 550 422,50
Address
2 place de l'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette
Luxembourg

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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