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

Library

Filename Date of upload
YOUMIG Good Practice Collection 19-04-2018 14:34:43
YOUMIG Local Status Quo Analyses 27-02-2018 15:57:19
YOUMIG Working papers (cover) 30-01-2018 11:52:19
YOUMIG Working paper No1. 15-02-2018 16:42:31
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Hungarian Central Statistical Office Lead partner adam.dickmann@ksh.hu 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
Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities ERDF partner t_kiss77@yahoo.com ROMANIA
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Project News

  • YOUMIG - GOOD PRACTICE COLLECTION HELPS TO DEVELOP PILOT ACTIONS LOCALLY
    - 19-04-2018
    GOOD PRACTICE COLLECTION HELPS TO DEVELOP PILOT ACTIONS LOCALLY

    Local governments are facing increasing challenges from the inward, outward and return migration of youth, but they often lack the capacities and tools to cope. Most importantly, local services, such as health care and education, are affected....

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum - Rača presents ongoing work to stakeholders
    - 13-04-2018
    2nd forum - Rača presents ongoing work to stakeholders

    The YOUMIG partner – the district municipality of Bratislava-Rača organised its second local event in the project on March 28, 2018. An open seminar was held at the local municipality office. The first aim of this event was to discuss results of...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum - An update of perspectives for the city of Sf. Gheorghe
    - 05-04-2018
    2nd forum - An update of perspectives for the city of Sf. Gheorghe

    If one had to choose a key phrase to describe the second local YOUMIG event in Romania, “updated perspectives” seems to be a good fit. The forum organized on the 12th of March 2018 in Sfântu Gheorghe brought together project partners from...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum - Youth Migrants in Maribor
    - 29-03-2018
    2nd forum - Youth Migrants in Maribor

    On the 8th of March 2018 the second local forum was organized at the offices of the Maribor Development Agency. The second local forum in Maribor, entitled Youth Migrants in Maribor, brought together the main stakeholders who are dealing with...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum - Migration, education, development in Burgas
    - 27-03-2018
    2nd forum  - Migration, education, development in Burgas

    Representatives of leading local companies, municipal administration, stakeholders and citizens participated in the second local migration forum in Burgas, chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haralan Alexandrov – a social anthropologist. The meeting...

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