Haodong Qi
  • EU Horisont 2020
Ansvarig vid Mau:
Haodong Qi
Projektmedlemmar vid Mau:
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium
  • Universiteit Utrecht - Netherlands
  • Universidad de Salamanca - Spain
  • Otto-Friedrich-Universitaet Bamberg - Germany
  • Cessda Eric - Norway
  • Turkcell Teknoloji Arastirma Ve Gelistirme Anonim Sirketi - Turkey
  • GMV Innovating Solutions LTD – United Kingdom
  • Migration Policy Group - Belgium
  • Reseau Europeen Des Femmes Migrants - Belgium
  • White Research SPRL - Belgium
  • Universita Di Pisa - Italy
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Belgium
  • Universitat Zurich - Switzerland
  • Coalizione Italiana Per Le Libertà - Italy
  • Caritas International ASBL (Cl.be) - Belgium
01 december 2019 - 30 november 2023

Project description

HumMingBird is a Horizon 2020 project that aims at responding to the needs of understanding migration flows by improving understandings of changing nature of drivers of migration, by analyzing patterns, motivations and new geographies, forecasting emerging and future trends.

Migration has become a matter of significant social, political and broader public concern. It has therefore shifted very high on the agenda of national and EU authorities. Well-informed, evidence-based migration policies should be based on reliable evidence, beginning with a thorough understanding of existing data as well as the demographic, economic, environmental and political drivers of migration. There is a need for tools to forecast migration flows in order to minimize shocks and tensions.

The project's objectives

The project’s objectives can be summarized as follows:

  • To identify key uncertainties and reappraise the migration concepts through a profound review of migration theories and measures;
  • Projections based on the analyses of the patterns, motivations and modalities of migration and the changing nature of flows and factors;
  • To widen the EU’s viewpoint on the policy migration nexus as to possible future implications of today’s policy decisions and suggesting areas for future policy initiatives;
  • Qualitative scenario building on the stories of migrants en route to complement quantitative scenarios;
  • To validate big data technologies to provide dynamic and novel rich evidence on various aspects/factors that might help estimate stock migration and migration flows;
  • To merge knowledge of the quantitative and qualitative approaches to provide a holistic view of migration and migration processes, to delineate some of the major global developments around migration in the future
  • And to draw out policy implications as to preparedness for possible migration futures.

Thanks to the high-level partnership and wide skill set of the consortium, HumMingBird’s ambitions are but not limited to identify the uncertainties and reappraise, to explore the reasons why migration predictions may not hold, to demonstrate non-traditional data sources for migration research including various types of big data (such as social media or telecommunication).