MASELTOV - Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services
Objectives: To respond accurately to ethical dilemmas arising in the course of the research, ICMPD was requested to evaluate and approve as external ethical advisors the compliance of the project with ethical standards and guidelines. ICMPD – in close cooperation with the University of Catalunya – provided advice to all project participants on a continuous basis, contributed to an ethical manual, and reviewed the project work plan and research instruments. ICMPD was also part of the project’s advisory board.
Summary: The FP7 project MASELTOV, which involved ICMPD as external ethics advisors, developed novel ICT applications for migrant users with the key objectives of facilitating and fostering local community building, as well as raising consciousness and knowledge for settlement in the new country. The project was coordinated by the Joanneum Research Centre of Graz, Austria. The project involved partners from different disciplinary backgrounds and of different types of organizations (technicians, social scientists, civil society organisations). This, among others, raised a number of ethical challenges throughout the research process, starting from the project design and continuing through the project's implementation, marketing and finally dissemination of the project outcomes. More detailed information about the project can be found on the Research Unit's website.
Implementing Agency: Joanneum Research Centre
Partners: ICMPD and University of Catalunya
Donor: European Union
Duration: January 2012–December 2014
Building Training and Analytical Capacities on Migration in Moldova and Georgia (GOVAC)
Objective: The purpose of the project “Building Training and Analytical Capacities on Migration in Moldova and Georgia (GOVAC)” was to ensure self-sufficient and institutionalised training capacities in Moldova and Georgia to improve the management of migration and asylum.
Summary: The project was mainly implemented by the Competence Centre for Legal Migration & Integration. The Research Unit served in an advisory role and implemented a traineeship programme at ICMPD for junior public officials. More details about the project can be found on the Research Unit's website.
GOVAC Project Publications:
Work plan Download (EN)
Project Newsletter No.1 Download (EN), No. 2 Download (EN)
Implementing Agency: ICMPD
Partners: EU, Danish Refugee Council (DRC), The Hague University for Applied Sciences, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland and CoE
Donors: European Union, DRC and partner states
Duration: January 2011–February 2013