Migration decisions are mainly shaped by local living conditions, both in the country of origin and the country of destination. However, migration scenarios are often based on global or national data. Therefore, we need more knowledge about migration patterns on the regional and local levels. Through this project, we 1) explore major factors that either push migrants to leave or attract migrants to settle in a specific locality or region and 2) examine how possible future regional socio-demographic, economic, and environmental changes might shape migration patterns in Europe. Based on this knowledge, we will support the development of appropriate plans and policies.
This project is funded by Horizon 2020.