MIrreM: Measuring Irregular Migration and related Policies

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This project aims to establish how different quantifications of irregular migration can address particular stakeholder needs, and map different indicators and estimates concerning the irregular migrant population and other migrants with an unstable legal status. Through a rigorous review of existing estimation methods, we will develop and pilot innovative approaches for measuring specific dimensions of migrant irregularity and how policies are implemented. The quantitative work of the project will be complemented by a systematic policy analysis and an engagement of key stakeholders from local, regional and national governments, data producers, supra-national institutions, NGOs, and others. MIrreM will also analyse trends and outcomes of regularisation policies and practices in the EU, US and Canada, exploring in particular views of different stakeholders and reasons for the (non-)implementation of regularisation in the past decade.

Austria / Belgium / France / Germany / Finland / Greece / Ireland / Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Spain / Canada / United States of America / United Kingdom
October 2022 to September 2025
European Commission (Horizon Europe)
Universität für Weiterbildung Krems (DUK) (leading), European University Institute (EUI), Universität Osnabrück (UOS), Maastricht University, University of Turku (UTurku), Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), University of Leicester (ULEIC), The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford (UOXF), Università degli Studi di Milano (UMIL), Universität Potsdam (UP), Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), Migration Policy Institute Europe (MPIE), Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw (UNIWARSAW), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Ryerson University

Project Contact

Maegan Hendow

Senior Researcher