January 27, 2023 | News | Research Grant

MPIDR is Part of the Research Consortium of the Horizon Europe Project PREMIUM_EU

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An international consortium including the MPIDR has obtained a large Horizon Europe Framework project, with the title: Policy REcommendations to Maximise the beneficial Impact of Unexplored Mobilities in and beyond the European Union: PREMIUM_EU. Maciej Danko and Emilio Zagheni from the MPIDR will coordinate the New Mobility Data work package.

Key question of the project is: How can European migration, between countries and within countries between regions, contribute to the development of vulnerable regions in Europe?

The key goal of Premium_EU is the development of a Regional Policy Dashboard for national and regional policy makers to help them in the formulation of new policies aimed at the potential of migration to enhance the development of vulnerable regions. The Dashboard combines all available knowledge of three domains in three modules: Mobility Module, Regional Development Effects Module, and the Policy Module.

Premium_EU is a consortium of researchers of various European research organizations. The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague, coordinates the project, and the partners are the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Nordregio in Stockholm, Statistics Denmarks, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Oslo Metropolitan University, the Economic University of Cracow, the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) in Barcelona, Hacetteppe University in Ankara, and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock. The project will start in April 2023, and run for three years, until 2026. Project coordinator is Leo van Wissen.

MPIDR Data Scientist Maciej Danko and MPIDR Director Emilio Zagheni coordinate the New Mobility Data work package. They will expand on existing data sources and projects dealing with mobility measurement and estimation. They use novel data sources, notably the European Labour Force Survey (LFS), and digital trace data from web and social media sources.

This news is a condensed version of a text published on NIDI’s website: nidi.nl/project/premium_eu/


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