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.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2718853,1
- ERDF Contribution: 2055178,93
- IPA Contribution: 255846,17
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Well-governed Danube region
- Specific objective
- Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges
|Hungarian Central Statistical Office||Lead email@example.com||HUNGARY|
|Municipality of Szeged||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||HUNGARY|
|City of Graz||ERDF email@example.com||AUSTRIA|
|Institute for Economic Research||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||SLOVENIA|
|Maribor Development Agency||ERDF email@example.com||SLOVENIA|
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