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Youth mobility: maximising opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe

Objective

Research on international youth mobility has been fragmented, mostly based on relatively small samples and case studies. YMOBILITY develops a comprehensive research programme which addresses the following:
• Identifying, and quantifying, the main types of international youth mobility in the EU, and their key characteristics. Particular attention will be given to differences between and within three main types: highly skilled, less skilled and students
• Understanding what determines which individuals do and which do not participate in international mobility as personal and professional development strategies: their motives, migration channels and information sources
• Analysing the individual outcomes in terms of both employability and careers (skills and competences) and non-economic terms (welfare and identities).
• Analysing the territorial outcomes for the regions of both origin and destination, in economic, demographic and cultural terms
• Differentiating between short-term and long-term outcomes, taking into account return migration and future intentions to migrate.
• Identifying implications for policies in migration but also of education, the economy and housing
The research will utilise existing secondary data for the whole of the EU, but will mainly rely on primary quantitative data (large-scale surveys to be undertaken by polling agency) and qualitative data (interviews with migrants and returned migrants). The study will focus on 9 countries representing different contexts for youth mobility: Romania, Slovakia and Latvia as sources of emigration and return; the UK and Sweden as destinations for migrants; Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain as both major destinations and countries of origin. The policy analysis will be informed by interviews undertaken with key informants, such as migrant associations and policy-makers. Experimental methods will be used to assess how individuals will respond to different scenarios of future economic and social change.

Call for proposal

H2020-YOUNG-SOCIETY-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 580 665

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 040
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 204 097,50
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 204 401,25
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 154 000
Address
Rainis Boulevard 19
1586 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 136 000
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MALMO UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 222 616
Address
Nordenskioldsgatan 1
205 06 Malmoe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRUM SPOLOCENSKYCH A PSYCHOLOGICKYCH VIED SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 150 325
Address
Sancova 56
811 05 Bratislava
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 351 886,75
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 336,25
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments