The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) conducts theoretical, empirical and policy research on the transnational governance of international migration, asylum and mobility. This page provides an overview of our current and past research projects with links to more information. For a list of our research publications, click here.

Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration

The Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM) gathers and analyses data to understand the causes of public attitudes to migration across Europe and beyond.

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Global Mobilities Project

GMP collects and explores multi-dimensional information on human mobilities and connections between world countries in longitudinal perspective.

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Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration

The MEDAM  project conducts new research to help inform EU debates about asylum policies, the integration of migrants, and the relationship between migration and development.

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Prospects for International Migration Governance

MIGPROSP is a European Research Council funded project analyzing actors and factors shaping global migration governance

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Migrant Smuggling Observatory (MSO)

The cluster identifies, collects and organizes on-the-ground empirical data and research on migrants’ mobility practices, including those labeled as illicit or criminal.

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Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms

REMINDER brings a multidisciplinary approach to understanding free movement in Europe by combining expertise from different fields.

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Current European and Cross-National Comparative Research and Research Actions on Migration

The project accumulates and consolidates migration research through providing an extensive overview of migration drivers, infrastructures, flows, and policies.

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Bridging the Gaps

Bridging the Gaps analyses the links between research, public debates, and policy-making on migration in high- and lower-income countries, with a special focus on Africa and Asia.

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Migration Policy in Multilevel Political Settings. City Networks in Europe and North America (MInMUS)

MInMUS investigates why, how and with what effects City Networks (CNs henceforth) voluntarily mobilise to enhance cities’ capacity to take part in complex multilevel governance processes of policymaking

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Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders (EU-LISTCO)

EU-LISTCO explores the challenges posed to European foreign policy by risks connected to areas of limited statehood and contested orders.

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Un-Owned Personal Data
Interoperable EU Borders and Transitioning Rights

The project investigates whether advanced technologies, inherent in interoperable information systems in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice (AFSJ)

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