Emigration narratives: what migrants believe and why it matters

Working Paper

Published June 2024

#Migration Dialogues #Migration Narratives and Public Opinion

Summary

Why do some people choose to migrate and some people not? Why are some willing to do so via irregular channels and some unwilling?  Answering these questions allows us to design better interventions to achieve migration policy objectives such as “safe, regular, and orderly migration”. It also helps us answer profound scientific questions using the timeless yet increasingly important case of migration. Given the salience, uncertainty, complexity, risk and novelty of migration—as well as its emotive and valuedriven nature—we can expect narratives to play a powerful and rich role in emigration decisions. This report builds on recent findings and cutting-edge data to investigate the role of narratives in affecting variation in various forms of migration behaviour.

Re-balancing Migration Narratives: Key Lessons on Communication from EUROMED Migration V

Working Paper

Published June 2024

#Migration Narratives and Public Opinion #Migration Dialogues

Summary

This report overviews and discusses the key findings from the original research of the EUROMED Migration V programme on migration narratives in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Each report was dedicated to a different facet of migration narratives and each offering an original contribution that can help communicators offer a more balanced set of migration narratives.

Manual for Early Identification of Potential Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings, Child Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation

Study

Published May 2024

#Trafficking in human beings #Research #Governance

Summary

The Manual serves as a practical tool for early identification of potential victims of trafficking in human beings (THB) and child sexual abuse or exploitation (CSA/E). It targets frontline responders who, during their daily work, might detect potential and actual victims of THB and/or CSA/E and refer them to relevant support services.

 

Authors: Elena Petreska (ICMPD), Edgar Federzoni dos Santos (ICMPD), Madalina Lepsa - Rogoz (ICMPD), Ivanka Hainzl (ICMPD), Ishrat Shamim (CWCS), Sergio Rivera Reyes (RENACER), Claudia Álvarez Conde (UCM), Raquel Barras Tejudo (UCM), Carlos Brito Siso (UCM), Jana Dilger (TRI), and Melita Gruevska Graham (ICMPD).

Seeking Sanctuary: Information Needs and Migration Prospects for Afghan Nationals in Pakistan

Policy Brief

Published May 2024

Pakistan

#Irregular Migration

Summary

This policy brief aims at understanding the current context for Afghans in the country, examining the policy frameworks that regulate their potential onwards migration to Europe, and discussing policy conclusions for the establishment of safe, orderly, and regular migratory channels and effective policy responses targeting this population.

Engaging Return Migrants in Information Campaigns in Iraq: Challenges, Reintegration, and Prospects

Study

Published May 2024

Iraq

#Irregular Migration #Return and Reintegration

Summary

This report investigates the migration and reintegration experiences of Iraqi returnees, their influence on other people’s decisions about migration, and their potential role in the implementation of migration information campaigns. It does so in the framework of the Migration information and awareness raising on the risks of irregular migration in Iraq (MIRAMI) project, which aims, among other things, at increasing awareness on safe and legal migration and reducing irregular migration from Iraq through changes in perceptions and behaviour of potential migrants as well as of the key influencers of their decisions.

Charting Pathways: Navigating migration prospects among youth in the Kurdistan region of Iraq

Policy Brief

Published May 2024

Iraq

#Reintegration #Irregular Migration

Summary

This policy brief examines the migration intentions and informational landscapes of potential Kurdish irregular migrants, emphasising the information gaps and needs, especially about migration pathways and risks. 
 

Expanding the possibilities of working holidays

Policy Brief

Published May 2024

#Policy #Legal Migration Policy

Summary

This policy paper explores the potential benefits of expanding mobility opportunities for third-country national youth to EU Member States and presents different options for making this possible. It also presents the potential trade-offs when it comes to programme goals and design and highlights key considerations for those looking to develop and launch new youth mobility schemes.

Cultivating talent: Exploring effective talent attraction and retention practices in and beyond the EU

Study

Published May 2024

#Capacity Building #Labour Migration

Summary

New study commissioned by the Migration Partnership Facility highlights the current challenges and opportunities regarding talent attraction and retention policies in the EU and beyond. Featuring examples of national strategies and practices from all over Europe, the research piece provides a comparative snapshot along with 10 action-driven recommendations.

Irregular pathways: Probing migration dynamics in Iraq and the significance of information campaigns

Study

Published May 2024

Iraq

#Irregular Migration

Summary

This study aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the research project conducted in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq between October 2023 and February 2024.

Displacement, emigration, and return: Understanding migration dynamics and patterns within, to, and from Iraq

Study

Published May 2024

Iraq

#Irregular Migration #Reintegration

Summary

This background report serves as a foundation within the framework of the Migration Information and Awareness Raising on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Iraq (MIRAMI) Project. Building upon existing experiences and collaborations, such as the Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) established in Baghdad, the MIRAMI Project aims at increasing awareness of safe and legal migration, reducing irregular migration, and improving reintegration support for returnees through the development of targeted migration information campaigns. The project targets various groups, including potential migrants, returnees, families, female migrants, and influencers like community leaders and media representatives. In doing so, MIRAMI contributes to the Iraqi government's vision of sustainable reintegration for returnees, aligning with national strategies for migration management.

ICMPD Migration Outlook Silk Routes 2024

Document

Published May 2024

Afghanistan / Bangladesh / India / Iran (Islamic Republic of) / Iraq / Pakistan

Summary

The regional Silk Routes Migration Outlook zooms in on ICMPD’s global outlook released earlier this year. It takes a closer look at the events that shaped the region and provides an outlook on the possible impact they may have on mobility and migration. The report takes stock of events or policy developments and their ripple effects on displacement across the region’s focus countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan. 

Best Practices in Diaspora Engagement for Azerbaijan

Study

Published May 2024

Azerbaijan

#Diaspora Engagement

Summary

This paper aims to advise the Azerbaijani government on better engaging their diaspora. It covers good diaspora engagement practices in general as well as in selected countries. Additionally, it includes lessons learned after the COVID-19 pandemic and presents the kinds of support that can be given to members of the diaspora in times of crisis.

Migration Textbook

Working Paper

Published May 2024

Azerbaijan

#Cross Cutting Topics

Summary

The present migration textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the migration field, exploring its historical roots, current trends, and future prospects. It covers a wide range of issues from across the migration spectrum, including the causes and consequences of migration, the experiences of migrants, the social and economic impacts of migration on sending and receiving countries, and the policies governing migration.

Guardianship Solutions and Services for Unaccompanied and Separated Children under Temporary Protection in the EU: The case of Ukrainian children

Working Paper

Published May 2024

#Temporary Protection

Summary

This paper aims to shed light on the different guardianship models and practices that have been developed and implemented within the European Union (EU) for unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs) who have fled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The review draws particularly on the findings of a prior project publication which analysed Poland’s approach to the administration and delivery of guardianship solutions and services for Ukrainian UASCs since 2022.

ICMPD Annual Report 2023

Document

Published May 2024

Summary

The Annual Report takes stock of the milestones, opportunities and challenges in the past year, along with recurring issues that have surfaced to reshape the migration discourse.

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