YOUMIG Improving institutional capacities and fostering cooperation to tackle the impacts of transnational youth migration

Youth migration is intensifying in the Danube Region and it challenges all levels of administrations. It has new drivers (such as online communication channels and new behaviour patterns) and serious developmental consequences. Emigration of young people may cause a severe loss of labour force and human capital, coupled with untraced incoming transfers (such as social and financial remittances), while immigration, if not properly managed, may result in marginalisation and the underuse of human resources.

  • Most root causes and consequences of youth migration (age 15-34) affect local governments and services
  • Local authorities are often not sufficiently prepared to deal with these situations
  • More precise evidence base, data and policy tools are needed for local governments in the Danube area to respond to challenges
  • A transnational approach which includes statistical and academic institutions can best build the framework for coordinated actions of migrant-sending, -receiving and transit communities

In YOUMIG, 19 partners from 8 countries will work together to support local governments in exploiting the developmental potential of youth migration, leading to a better-governed and more competitive Danube region. The project aims at boosting their institutional capacities to enhance the scarce local evidence on youth migration, contributing to improved policymaking with a focus on human capital. Statistical offices & academic organisations team up with local governments in a complex and tailored transnational cooperation to create local developmental strategies based on improved impact indicators of youth migration. They will also work together to introduce transnationally tested tools to manage local challenges.

Improving institutional capacities and fostering cooperation to tackle the impacts of transnational youth migration
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2718853,1
ERDF Contribution: 2055178,93
IPA Contribution: 255846,17
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Hungarian Central Statistical Office Lead partner adam.dickmann@ksh.hu HUNGARY
Municipality of Szeged ERDF partner juhasz.csilla@szeged.eu HUNGARY
City of Graz ERDF partner priska.pschaid@stadt.graz.at AUSTRIA
Institute for Economic Research ERDF partner stropnikn@ier.si SLOVENIA
Maribor Development Agency ERDF partner amna.potocnik@mra.si SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • YOUMIG - CASE STUDIES AT LOCAL LEVEL DRAWING TO CONCLUSION
    - 12-01-2018
    CASE STUDIES AT LOCAL LEVEL DRAWING TO CONCLUSION

    In the first year of the YOUMIG project extensive research was carried out at all seven partner localities, resulting in an analysis embracing many issues concerning youth migration. These local-level comprehensive case studies – titled...

  • YOUMIG - Study visits: Burgas to Vienna
    - 29-12-2017
    Study visits: Burgas to Vienna

    In search of Bulgarian diaspora - A lot of young people from YOUMIG partner municipality Burgas are leaving towards Western Europe and the city of Vienna is one of their target cities. Different working and educational opportunities are available...

  • YOUMIG - Kanjiža is calling, Kanjiža is tempting, can you hear?
    - 20-12-2017
    Kanjiža is calling, Kanjiža is tempting, can you hear?

    A successful film premiere and forum was held in Kanjiža.     There is a new, youthful kind of energy in Kanjiža, and it’s bringing about positive change. Young people come together and initiate workshops and exchange programs,...

  • YOUMIG - Pilot plans get spotlight at Regensburg partner meeting
    - 05-12-2017
    Pilot plans get spotlight at Regensburg partner meeting

    YOUMIG partners met for their third partner meeting in Regensburg, Germany, on November 22-23 with a lot on their agenda. Representatives of the partnership were invited to fill the cozy rooms of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast...

  • YOUMIG - Local partners thumb through good practices collected by IER researcher Nada Stropnik - interview
    - 28-11-2017
    Local partners thumb through good practices collected by IER researcher Nada Stropnik - interview

    Under the YOUMIG project, the Institute for Economic Research in Ljubljana has created a good practice collection of services and actions linked to youth migration in Europe and over the globe. The good practices include ideas for both sending...

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Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)