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 Evaluation report of youth migration indicators 31-05-2018 14:16:03
YOUMIG Good Practice Collection 26-04-2018 16:15:03
YOUMIG Local Status Quo Analyses 27-02-2018 15:57:19
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 marcell.kovacs@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 - Interview: Processes, perceptions and policy frameworks concerning youth migration and development in the Danube region
    - 12-10-2018
    Interview: Processes, perceptions and policy frameworks concerning youth migration and development in the Danube region

    Interview with Tamás Kiss, YOUMIG project manager and thematic expert at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (Cluj, Romania) Q: You are currently engaged in a comparative analysis of seven case studies concluded by...

  • YOUMIG - Co-working office opens in Kanjiža, Serbia
    - 20-09-2018
    Co-working office opens in Kanjiža, Serbia

    -- Supporting young people in staying and working in their hometown -- An opening ceremony of YOUMIG Kanjiža’s first co-working space was held on 6 September 2018. The main goal of this new initiative is to create a space where people...

  • YOUMIG - Integration help for Albanian-speakers in Slovenia
    - 03-09-2018
    Integration help for Albanian-speakers in Slovenia

    Albanian-speaking immigrants encounter both language- and cultural barriers when trying to integrate into Slovenian society. In the following, we describe the good practice of the Slovenian municipality of Jesenice, in the Gorenjska region...

  • YOUMIG - INFOGRAPHICS: SERBIA AND KANJIŽA FOCUS ON EMIGRATION
    - 10-08-2018
    INFOGRAPHICS: SERBIA AND KANJIŽA FOCUS ON EMIGRATION

    Serbia's municipal partner in YOUMIG is Kanjiža. The town is a sending area, which has been struggling with a wave of migration since 2011. In 2011, the Hungarian minority was granted a right to dual Serbian-Hungarian citizenship accompanied by...

  • YOUMIG - Real.People.Real.Stories published
    - 30-07-2018
    Real.People.Real.Stories published

    YOUMIG has joined the Danube Transnational Programme's Real.People.Real.Stories campaign. Read our stories here and follow our news on facebook.  

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