Jørgen Carling: All news

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Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Next Steps toward New Insights on Migration, Development and Policy from MIGNEX

​Successful MIGNEX consortium meeting in Istanbul, with inspiring discussion as the project members continue to build new knowledge on migration, development and policy.

Friday, 13 May 2022
PhD-Level Course: Ethnographic Fieldwork Methodology

​​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

Friday, 6 May 2022
New PhD-Level Course: Survey Methods in Migration Research

​PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in September 2022. The application deadline is 10 June.

Thursday, 21 Apr 2022
Kelly Fisher Is the New Coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre

​​Kelly Fisher takes over from Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn as the coordinator of the PRIO Migration Centre. He holds an MA in Gender Studies and is a Research Assistant working on several migration-related projects. 

Thursday, 17 Feb 2022
New PhD-Level Course: 'Migration Theory: Perspectives on Time and Temporalities'

PRIO invites applications for this course, which will be taught in person in Oslo in June 2022. The application deadline is 18 April.

Wednesday, 16 Feb 2022
Migration-Related PhD Courses

​Three migration-related PhD courses will be offered at PRIO in the course of 2022: (1) Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities, (2) Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis, and (3) Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools, and ethics.

Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
New Handbook Chapter: Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism

​The new Handbook on Transnationalism, edited by Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Francis L. Collins and published by Elgar, includes a chapter by PRIO Research Professor Jørgen Carling, entitled "Understanding variation and change in migrant transnationalism".

Saturday, 5 Feb 2022
New Series of Video Portraits from West Africa

The lives and dreams of young adults in three cities are explored in the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
PRIO Migration Centre launches guide to journals

​The PRIO Guide to Migration Journals is a new resource which gives authors and readers facts and perspectives on 29 peer-reviewed journals in migration research. Explore to find info on thematic profile, open access options, article length, citations and more, all in one place on the PRIO Migration Centre website.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Call for papers: Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism

​We welcome abstracts for papers to be presented at the research symposium on 'Micro-level dynamics of migrant transnationalism'. This symposium will bring together presentations of recent empirical research on migrant transnationalism, from around the world, drawing on original qualitative or quantitative data. Deadline for abstract submission - 20 June 2021. The symposium will take place 24 September in Maastricht, the Netherlands (and online if need be). Organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism.



Monday, 10 May 2021
Call for Subcontractors for the FUMI Survey in Ghana, Cape Verde and The Gambia

The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) seeks partners for survey data collection and related tasks in Ghana, Cape Verde and The Gambia

Tuesday, 6 Apr 2021
What predicts asylum migration flows?

In a new study published in Nature Communications, PRIO researchers use a machine-learning analysis framework to identify leading predictors of contemporary asylum migration to the European Union. The study finds little evidence that climatic shocks or deteriorating economic conditions predict near-future arrivals of asylum seekers in Europe, contrasting commonly held notions of economy- and climate-driven asylum migrants. Instead, indicators capturing levels of political violence and violations of physical integrity rights in countries of origin are important predictors of asylum migration flows, suggesting that migrants are continuing to use the asylum system as intended – i.e., to seek international protection from a well-founded fear of persecution – despite the fact that most applicants ultimately are rejected refugee status. The article is a product of the ERC-funded CLIMSEC project and is published as open access.

Schutte, Sebastian; Jonas Vestby, Jørgen Carling & Halvard Buhaug (2021) Climatic conditions are weak predictors of asylum migration, Nature Communications 12: 2067.

Friday, 19 Mar 2021
How can we best ask about migration plans and desires?

​Over the past few decades, thousands of people have responded to survey questions about their thoughts and feelings about possibly migrating. The resulting data can be valuable in migration research but are as good as the questions that are asked in survey. A new paper looks in depth at question formulations and creates an inventory of data.

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
What makes people want to migrate?

Thousands of people have responded to surveys with questions about their wishes or plans for migration and researchers have analyzed the data to identify the drivers. But until now, the results have been fragmented. In the first-ever systematic literature review four PRIO researchers map out what makes people want to migrate. 

Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020
PRIO Launches Migration Research Centre

Migration research at PRIO enters a new phase with the launch of the PRIO Migration Research Centre.

"Migration research has been one of the gems of PRIO for many years, and I take great pride in us now launching the Migration Research Centre to strengthen this research agenda even further. I look very much forward to support this initiative", says PRIO director Henrik Urdal.

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2020
Vacancy: Social media curator on migrant transnationalism

​The IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) seeks to recruit a social media curator to serve in a voluntary position for a (renewable) period of one year.

Thursday, 15 Oct 2020
New team takes mixed methods to the next level

​With the hiring of Maryam Aslany, the three-person core team of the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI) is in place. The team composition reflects the project's uique ambitions.

Sunday, 29 Mar 2020
MIGNEX adapts to the coronavirus crisis

​The initial fieldwork for MIGNEX was being completed when the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis erupted. The pandemic not only thwarts travel in the short term but has longer-term implications that are still unknown.

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2020
FUMI Project Seeks Senior Research Fellow

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position within the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI), funded by the European Research Council. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with an interdisciplinary environment.

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
PRIO Researchers Will Collaborate with Filmmakers to Share Insights on Migration

The new research communications project CINEMIG will use cinematic formats to increase the value-added of PRIO’s research on the causes of international migration. 

PRIO coordinates MIGNEX, the largest-ever European funded research project on migration to Europe, which collects data in 25 communities across Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 

  • What are the problems that make people want to leave their own country? 
  • Why do some countries have large numbers of people leaving, while other countries that are poorer and more insecure do not? 
  • Will fewer people want to leave poor countries if we invest more in development?

Friday, 6 Dec 2019
MIGNEX Team Selects Local Areas for Data Collection

The large PRIO-led project ​MIGNEX examines migration and development at the local level across Africa and Asia. A milestone was reached when the specific research areas were selected.

Saturday, 2 Nov 2019
Research School Holds Migration Course

​Last week the Research School on Peace & Conflict held a course titled "Migration research and contestations over migration: Conceptual approaches, ethics and communication". There were 18 participants from universities across Europe and North America, researching across the full range of migration processes and experiences, from the perspectives of refugees and other migrants, societies of emigration and immigration, civil society, as well as governments. They also reflected a mix of disciplines and geographical contexts.

Monday, 14 Oct 2019
The Migration Research Hub is launched, with PRIO contributions

​The Migration Research Hub collects research on migration and makes it easily searchable and shareable. For the first time, information on publications, research projects, datasets and experts has been brought together in one fully-searchable database, underpinned by a taxonomy created and refined by experts in migration from a wide range of angles. 

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019
Open Position: Senior Research Fellow (Postdoc), ethnographic research on migration in West Africa

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) invites applications for a three-year, full-time position within the project Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI), funded by the European Research Council. The position provides the opportunity to work in a leading international research institution with an interdisciplinary environment. It is classified as a Senior Researcher position within PRIO’s seniority and salary system.

Saturday, 6 Apr 2019
The Website of MIGNEX, the Largest-Ever PRIO-Led Project, Is Launched

PRIO leads the EU-funded project MIGNEX, which seeks to produce new knowledge on migration, development and policy. The project runs over five years, until 2023, and has a total budget of €5 Million, shared between nine institutions. The comprehensive project website was launched on 3 April, at mignex.org. It is a standalone site based on the project's own branding. 

The website has been developed to facilitate content sharing between the site itself, electronic publications, and a quarterly e-mail newsletter, which will be launched later this spring. 

An innovative feature is the presentation of every publication in the project plan, including forthcoming ones. Users can sign up to be alerted when a specific publication is released, several years into the future. Such advance planning, which is required in EU-funded projects, is thereby turned into a tool for more effective dissemination. 

The development of the website has been a collaborative effort between PRIO (project lead), the Oveseas Development Institute (communications lead), and Soapbox, a London-based creative agency specialized in supporting policy, research and advocacy organisations.

The MIGNEX team at PRIO includes the project leadership (Jørgen Carling and Anne Duquenne) and two researchers (Marta Bivand Erdal and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert). Tony Wai On Yam has provided valuable assistance for the website launch.

Thursday, 29 Nov 2018
Jørgen Carling Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

PRIO’s Jørgen Carling is one out of nine Norway-based researchers receiving the highly prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council, following an announcement from the ERC today. The sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. The aim of the grant, in the words of the ERC, is to recognise the best ideas, and confer status and visibility on the best scientists in Europe, across all fields of science.

Carling will carry out a project that takes migration research in a new direction. Instead of studying the movement of people across borders, he will examine the migration that people imagine as part of their own future. “I want to find out how imagined future migration has real consequences in the present” he says. The name of the project is Future Migration as Present Fact (FUMI).

Please see the FUMI project page for additional information and a video presentation.

PRIO is now the only non-university institution in Norway to hold two ERC grants, as Halvard Buhaug received a consolidator grant in 2015. 

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