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Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable Data and Trends Across Europe

This interdisciplinary project is a response to the need for supporting policy makers in designing and implementing appropriate policies regarding undocumented migration. The project aims:

  1. to provide an inventory of data and estimates on undocumented migration (stocks and flows) in selected EU countries,
  2. to analyse these data comparatively,
  3. to discuss the ethical and methodological issues involved in the collection of data, the elaboration of estimates and their use,
  4. to propose a new method for evaluating and classifying data/estimates on undocumented migration in the EU.

The project will address these aims in selected EU countries (Greece, Italy, France and Spain in southern Europe; Netherlands, UK, Germany and Austria in Western and Central Europe; Poland, Hungary, Slovakia in Central Eastern Europe). It will also look at transit migration in countries/regions used as key ‘stepping stones’ by undocumented migrants en route to the EU, notably Turkey, Ukraine and one Maghreb country. Where relevant, the project will consider the factors affecting the shift between legal and undocumented status among migrant populations. The project consortium involves four academic partners, one policy institute and one NGO. The first five partners (based in Austria, Britain, Germany, Greece and Poland) will be engaged in empirical and theoretical research for the project in the countries where they are based. They will also select, assign and coordinate the work of national experts based in the other European countries. The project plans include dissemination activities at the local/national level and European level organised by the NGO partner in several among the countries studied.

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Funded by the European Commission, DG Research, Sixth Framework Programme, Thematic Priority Priority 8.1, Policy-related Research. Scientific Support to Policies

Duration: 1 September 2007 – 31 August 2009

Project coordinator: ELIAMEP, Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou and Dr. Thanos Maroukis

Daria Lazaresku, Research assistant

Project Consortium

Partner 1 – Coordinator
Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou, Senior Research Fellow
Dr. Thanos Maroukis, Research Fellow
Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
Vas. Sofias avenue, 49
Athens 10676, Greece
Tel: +30 210 7257110-1
Fax: +30 210 7257114

Partner 2
Prof. Krystyna Iglicka
The Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw
Center for International Relations, Warsaw,
Krystyna Iglicka Okolska

Partner 3
Dr. Dita Vogel
Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI)
Director: Prof. Dr. Thomas Straubhaar
Programme/Unit: Migration Research Group (MRG)
Heumhuder Str. 71
20148 Hamburg
Tel: +49-40-340576-552
Fax: +49-40-340576-776

Partner 4
Dr Franck Düvell,
Senior Researcher
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
University of Oxford
58 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6QS
Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 284980
Fax: +44 (0) 1865274718

Partner 5
Mr. Albert Kraler
Dr. Michael Jandl
Senior Research Officer
International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Gonzagagasse 1, A-1010 Wien, Austria
Tel: +43-1-504 46 77-41
Fax: +43-1-504 46 77-75

Partner 6
Michele LeVoy
PICUM – Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
Gaucheretstraat 164 – 1030 Brussels Belgium
Tel: +32/2/274.14.39
Fax: +32/2/274.14.48
e-mail: info@picum.org

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