At the breakfast seminar, Jørgen Carling gave an overview of the four-country survey, while PRIO researcher María Hernández Carretero presented the Senegalese case study.
The policy brief finds that although migration aspirations are more common among men, gender-related differences are generally small. Moreover, the likelihood that individuals will wish to emigrate does not appear to be strongly related to how their own standards of living may be changing. The study also indicates that people with a strongly positive positive perception of Europe are far more likely to have migration aspirations than those with a neutral or negative perception of Europe.
The EUMAGINE project involves more than thirty researchers in seven countries who work to understand how people in Morocco, Senegal, Turkey and Ukraine relate to the possibility of migration. The project specifically explores how perceptions of human rights and democracy affect migration aspirations.