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

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Hungarian Central Statistical Office Lead partner marcell.kovacs@ksh.hu HUNGARY
Institute for Economic Research ERDF partner stropnikn@ier.si SLOVENIA
Maribor Development Agency ERDF partner amna.potocnik@mra.si SLOVENIA
Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities ERDF partner t_kiss77@yahoo.com ROMANIA
Municipality of Sfantu Gheorghe ERDF partner gergely.buja@sepsi.ro ROMANIA
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Project News

  • YOUMIG - PILOT REPORTS PUBLISHED FOR FOUR CITIES
    - 17-04-2019
    PILOT REPORTS PUBLISHED FOR FOUR CITIES

    Under the output title ’Local pilots for better services & inventory’ four YOUMIG-member municipalities have published detailed reports of their pilot actions – interventions for the management of youth migration-related issues that were tested...

  • YOUMIG - THE GREAT DATA STORY, PART II. – WHAT CAN BE LEARNT
    - 27-03-2019
    THE GREAT DATA STORY, PART II. – WHAT CAN BE LEARNT

    What are the challenges partners encountered during data collection? While it may sound like a simple exercise, such a data collection is a tedious and time-consuming task, which also highlights the imperfections of the systems of data...

  • YOUMIG - THE UNTOLD DATA STORY, PART I. – HOW DATA IS BORN
    - 12-03-2019
    THE UNTOLD DATA STORY, PART I. – HOW DATA IS BORN

    Why do we need a new dataset? YOUMIG’s Work Package 4 focuses on the collection of a range of indicators in such policy spheres as population, education, economy and the labour market, and social development. While the YOUMIG dataset is...

  • YOUMIG - INFOGRAPHICS: GERMANY/REGENSBURG DATA SHOW CHANGING FOREIGN POPULATION
    - 27-02-2019
    INFOGRAPHICS: GERMANY/REGENSBURG DATA SHOW CHANGING FOREIGN POPULATION

    In 2017, Romania entered the top-5 of sending countries for immigrants already residing in Germany, data shows. However, immigrants from the Danube-region countries are distributed unevenly across the country. In Regensburg (Bavaria), a partner...

  • YOUMIG - INFOGRAPHICS: SLOVENIA AND MARIBOR MIGRATION
    - 22-02-2019
    INFOGRAPHICS: SLOVENIA AND MARIBOR MIGRATION

    Slovenia is a country with interesting migration data, both in terms of incoming and outgoing movements of people. On 1 July 2018 the total population of Slovenia was 2,067,284. Of this 1,943,441 people were Slovenian citizens and 123,843 were...

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