We are pleased to announce that as a partner in a consortium, under the leadership of the University of Luxembourg, we have been granted a prestigious research project in the European Union Programme for research and innovation – Horizon 2020, in the panel: MIGRATION-03-2019: Social and economic effects of migration in Europe and integration policies, with the project: EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions (MIMY). As the Council of Europe underlines “the youth perspective is rarely taken into account in national and international debate on migration. The needs of young migrants should be better understood and their role in European society should be acknowledged.” (COE 2017: 12).
The overall objective of MIMY is to investigate the integration processes of young migrants (aged between 18 and 29) and minors (15-17) who are third country nationals at risk and who find themselves in vulnerable conditions. The main aim of MIMY is to focus on the integration processes of young migrants and to understand their daily intercultural relations with the local population which leads to the main research question of: How to support the liquid integration processes of young migrants in vulnerable conditions in Europe to increase social and economic benefits of and for migrants?
In the project, we will apply several research methods and techniques, such as statistical secondary data analysis, qualitative analysis of legislation and integration policies, focus group interviews with young migrants and their parents, semi-structured interviews with youth, discourse analysis, biographical narratives, participatory action research, scoping study, Delphi method.
Members of the Polish team: Prof. Izabela Grabowska – Principal Investigator, Dr. Agnieszka Trąbka, Dr. Justyna Sarnowska, Dr. Paula Pustułka.