Sep 2009 – Jan 2013
EUMAGINE is a collaborative European research project in which PRIO is a partner. The project systematically analyzes migration aspirations and decisions, using a multidisciplinary, mixed-method approach in four major ‘source’ and ‘transit’ countries. Special attention is given to how perceptions of human rights and democracy affect these aspirations. The core idea of the project is that macro- and meso-level discourses on human rights and democracy influence micro level perceptions on these themes in countries of origin and transit, which in turn influence migratory aspirations and decisions. By adopting a case study approach and comparing and contrasting a diversity of important international emigration countries, various types of regions within these countries, several modes of migration, various types of influential discourses, and different profiles of potential migrants, it is possible to make analytical generalizations about how perceptions, aspirations and decisions are formed. The four countries under study are Morocco, Turkey, Senegal and Ukraine. Fieldwork will combine quantitative surveys and semi-structured interviews.
EUMAGINE is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme and undertaken by a consortium of the following institutions:
The empirical research is undertaken by 'geographical duo teams' consisting of one European and one non-European partner. PRIO is paired with UCAD and jointly responsible for the Senegal case study. PRIO is also responsible for project-wide coordination of the qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
For additional information, see the EUMAGINE web site: www.eumagine.org.
The project kick-of meeting in Antwerp 11-12 March 2010
Jørgen Carling, María Hernández Carretero and Papa Demba Fall, responsible for the Senegal study within EUMAGINE
What images of Europe lie behind the wish to migrate? And who are the people who prefer to remain in their own country? A new policy brief, Who wants to go to Europe? (PRIO Policy Brief 04/2013) was launched at a breakfast seminar at PRIO today. Written by PRIO research director Jørgen Carling, the policy brief presents the results from a migration survey of 8000 people from 16 different areas within Morocco, Senegal, Turkey and Ukraine. The survey was conducted as a part of the research project 'Imagining Europe from the Outside (EUMAGINE)'.
Report - External Series
PRIO Policy Brief