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Migration between Africa and Europe

Objective

African migration has become a major concern for European policy makers. New policy measures are under development, but they rely on a poor understanding of the underlying causes and consequences of African migration. The MAFE project aims to overcome this lack of understanding, in order to improve the quality of migration policies. This involves three interrelated objectives. Objective 1. Create a unique data set on Afro-European migration Comparable data will be collected in both sending and receiving countries, i.e. in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. The project aim is to replicate a survey under way on Senegalese migration with new populations, i.e. Congolese and Ghanaians. The project methodology is built upon key studies on international migration in the world and will create unique data that is representative, longitudinal and multi-level. Objective 2: Provide new analyses through innovative techniques Using this new data, the MAFE project will employ methods of longitudinal data analysis to provide policy makers with new insights into the changing patterns and determinants of migration and circulation between Africa and Europe, as well as on the socio-economic changes associated with international migration. Objective 3: Create a policy dialogue MAFE fully integrates a process of policy dialogue in its design. Various stakeholders have already been consulted and will follow the development of the project. By using robust evidence, it will be possible to enhance the management of migration at both national and European levels. The MAFE database will be made available for the research community at the end of the project. Underpinning this project is the recognition that migration is not simply a one-way flow from Africa to Europe. Rather, return migration, circulation, and transnational actions are significant and need to be recognised in policy design.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES
Address
9 Cours Des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers Cedex
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 211 080
Administrative Contact
Catherine Daurele (Ms.)

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 302 536
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Schoumaker (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 33 320
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fatou Sall (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE KINSHASA
Democratic Republic of the Congo
EU contribution
€ 126 020
Address
Campus Universitaire De Kinshasa
N/A Kinshasa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José - Agbada Mangalu Mobhe (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 126 020
Address
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N/A Legon Accra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Quartey (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 55 220
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ana Sagardoy (Ms.)
FORUM INTERNAZIONALE ED EUROPEO DI RICERCHE SULL'IMMIGRAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 57 520
Address
Piazza Arbarello 8
10122 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppa Michela Contini (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 000
Address
Sussex House Falmer
BN1 9RH Brighton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Brooks (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 938
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dennis Ernes
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 52 300
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad Ruiz (Mr.)