Two of the most influential ideas in migration research and policy are ‘migration management’ and ‘the migration–development nexus’. In Europe no less than in other regions of the world, each of these notions has spawned substantial research. But the connections between the two remain elusive. Addressing migration challenges requires an approach that aligns the two research fields and translates the linkages into policy implications. This is the challenge at the heart of MIGNEX.
MIGNEX is one of the largest-ever European-funded research projects on migration. This attests to the complexity and potential impact of the project. Primary field research takes place in ten countries of origin and transit: Afghanistan, Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Tunisia, and Turkey. Data collection will encompasses policy reviews, key informant interviews, focus groups, and a large sample survey. Most of the data collection is focused on 25 research areas spread across the ten countries, allowing for identifying mechanisms at the local level.
MIGNEX has a dedicated website at www.mignex.org.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 770453.