New approaches for researching the determinants of migration processes
- 8 October 2012
In 2011 the European Science Foundation asked the International Migration Institute to organise a workshop to identify new approaches for studying the multi-level determinants or drivers of migration. The final report is now available to read on our website
This report, written by IMI's Ayla Bonfiglio, reviews the key conceptual and methodological questions and issues discussed at the workshop, which was held in Oxford on 29–30 September 2011.
The workshop involved early/mid-career and senior migration scholars from varying disciplines from Europe and North America. Participants focused on key gaps in migration research, discussing strategies to bridge the concepts and methodological approaches used by different migration disciplines, and to make better use of existing data collected at various levels of aggregation.
The workshop was sponsored by the European Science Foundation and received additional support from the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. The outcomes of this workshop are intended to play a role in the development of a European-level research agenda for international migration as well as advance the study of international migration more generally.