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 26-04-2018 16:15:03
YOUMIG Local Status Quo Analyses 27-02-2018 15:57:19
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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 - Conversations at the mid-term partner meeting in Vienna
    - 22-05-2018
    Conversations at the mid-term partner meeting in Vienna

    The YOUMIG partnership gathered in Vienna at mid-term to discuss and shape activities for the next 14 months. The improvement of statistical measuring of youth migration, policy testing and advising and documenting cases and good practices were...

  • YOUMIG - ‘Youth Migration in the Danube Region’ – Mid-term conference held in Vienna
    - 20-05-2018
    ‘Youth Migration in the Danube Region’ – Mid-term conference held in Vienna

    YOUMIG invited external guests to an open conference in order to present and discuss the first results of the two-and-a-half-year project. The partner University of Vienna hosted the conference. "Since I've started with the research on...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum – Graz holds open seminar to discuss youth migration on Girls’ Day
    - 14-05-2018
    2nd forum – Graz holds open seminar to discuss youth migration on Girls’ Day

    On April 24th the city of Graz held a Local Open Seminar to present YOUMIG researchers’ local findings about the migration situation in the city and present a Pilot Action designed based on those findings for the municipality. The participants...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum – Szeged brainstorms pilot action plans with stakeholders
    - 03-05-2018
    2nd forum – Szeged brainstorms pilot action plans with stakeholders

    As the YOUMIG project approaches its mid-term, our partners in Szeged, Hungary, held a second forum to present results concerning the inward, outward and return migration of youth in the Danube region. The main issues addressed this time were...

  • YOUMIG - 2nd forum - Kanjiža organises two events to reach different audiences
    - 27-04-2018
    2nd forum - Kanjiža organises two events to reach different audiences

    The month of February arrived, and it was time for the YOUMIG project team to think of the most appropriate way to present the results of the work carried out within the project in the previous year. In order to best engage both decision makers...

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