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Research project: Understanding Migration Pull Drivers and Determinants of Destination Choice of European Migration Flows

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This project aims to provide a better understanding of the drivers of immigration and in particular the role of uncertainty in migration policies and anti-immigration attitudes on migration flows.

This project studies the pulling drivers of migration; i.e. destination choices of migrants during time of policy uncertainty and changing immigration attitudes in Europe. In particular, it examines the determinants of the migration flows of different types of migrants (defined by visa type at time of arrival, namely economic, family, study, and refugees/asylum) in the EU. It also differentiates between free migration and managed migration regimes; i.e. intra-EU migration versus third-countries migration. It focuses on the selectivity of migration and the role played by policy uncertainty.

This project is part of QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy programme which is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870299.

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