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European Network on Human mobility (ENMOB)

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2001-50002


The project proposal was submitted in late June 2000. The evaluation and negotiation process was not completed before the Spring of 2001. Since most members of the network had other obligations to fulfil it was decided that the start of the network would be in the autumn of 2001.
Like in all newly established networks there was in the first phase a need for discussing and clarifying the objectives of ENMOB, both on a more general level concerning overall objectives, and also as regards what should be concretely done by means of a more concrete work plan and specific working methods. The major event in this process was of course the kick-off meeting, held in Leuven, Belgium, on the 25th and 26th of October 2001. This meeting went through the objectives and the work program of ENMOB in order to get a common understanding of the objectives of the network and the most important research and policy issues. This clarifying and harmonising of aims and views on mobility was important, since most of the members of the network were new to each other and were working on specialised sub-topics of mobility. We needed to get a common vision of what the issues were, what kind of data we were looking for, our evaluation of existing data, and what could be done to improve the situation. There were to main areas: domestic and international mobility. These to areas were in turn divided according to the data sources available, register data and/or labour force study (LFS) data in the area of domestic mobility and register data and "other sources", in the area of international mobility.

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