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Posted 2020-12-17 18:11:05 by Douglas Lewis

To discuss a typology of migration uncertainty developed by Jakub Bijak and Mathias Czaika in QuantMig Deliverable 1.1 , and its policy implications, Population Europe organised a high-level expert meeting on “Migration Forecasting, Policy and Practice: Bridging the Uncertainty Gap”, which took place online on 10 November 2020. 

In this meeting, top experts from the areas of policy, civil society, and academia discussed where most of the uncertainty in the future migration comes from, and what can be done to reduce or manage it.

It was chaired by Jakub Bijak as the project lead, and the participants included Linda Adhiambo Oucho (African Migration and Development Policy Centre), Zsuzsanna Felkai Janssen (European Commission), Jason Gagnon (OECD), Juan Francisco Galvan Montero (European Commission), Björn Gillsäter (UNHCR/World Bank Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement), Diego Iturralde (Statistics South Africa), Luca Lixi (European Commission), Marie McAuliffe (International Organisation for Migration), Rainer Münz (European Commission),  Elsa Oommen (Overseas Development Institute), Ann Singleton (University of Bristol), Ronald Skeldon (Sussex University), Hania Zlotnik (Independent Population Specialist, formerly at the United Nations), Frans Willekens (University of Groningen and Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute), and Teddy Wilkin (European Asylum Support Office), to all of whom our thanks for their time and sharing their expertise. The meeting was hosted by Daniela Vono de Vilhena (Population Europe).

The outcomes of the meeting will be presented in a Policy Brief in early 2021.


This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870299 QuantMig: Quantifying Migration Scenarios for Better Policy. This document reflects the authors'view and the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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