Migration Impact Assessment Towards Integration and Local Development

LaufzeitFebruar/2020 - Jänner/2023
  • Marika Gruber
  • Projektmitarbeiter*innen
  • Birgit Aigner-Walder
  • Rahel Schomaker
  • Kathrin Stainer-Hämmerle
  • Christina Astrid Lobnig
  • Jessica Pöcher
  • Vera Seyer
  • Albert Luger
  • Robert Ofner
  • Kathrin Zupan
  • Tanja Oberwinkler-Sonnleitner
  • ForschungsschwerpunktMigrationsforschung
  • Wirtschaft
  • ForschungsprogrammHorizon 2020 Framework Programme
  • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • MATILDE aims to shed light on the effects of migration processes directed towards European rural and mountain areas stemming from the arrival and settling in of TCNs, their upward trend, transformative and redistributive effects. Through local level field-work conducted with action-research methods, it aims to stimulate the engagement of local stakeholders (migrants, policymakers, civil society, transnational networks) to produce new knowledge about the processes and strategies triggered by migration at the local level. The project adopts a place-based approach and a mixed methodology in order to: • Develop and test an innovative toolbox for multi-dimensional and multi-scale assessment of the impacts of migration on the social, economic and spatial dimensions in rural and mountain areas;• Shed light on the nexus between migration and local development and on the impact of migration on territorial inequalities and regional disparities by assessing the impact of migration on the social and economic dimensions at different territorial scales;• Co-constructing a local level, participatory assessment of the impact of migration in rural and mountain areas through 13 local case studies in ten countries;• Promote place-based governance of migration and socially inclusive growth through strategic and operational recommendations targeting national, regional and local level policy makers and stakeholders;• Enhance public awareness and stimulate informed debate on the impact of migration, addressing misperceptions through dissemination and communication strategies targeting diverse groups (academia, stakeholders, citizens, migrants) at different levels.

    • EACEA: The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Fördergeber/Auftraggeber)
    • University of Eastern Finland (Lead Partner)