FUME: Policy workshop on migration drivers and scenarios

Today, approximately 3.4% of the world’s population are international migrants – they have left the country they were born in and settled in a new country. Population growth, increased mobility through rising income in poorer countries, political unrest and climate change are among the factors that are expected to expand the group of people moving from one place to another. The question is, to what extent do these factors affect the motivation to migrate and the choice of destination?

The policy workshop aims to gather researchers, policy makers and organisations engaged with the migration topic, to hear about the latest studies on migration drivers and scenarios, as well as contribute to the development of policy recommendations.

Nordregio hosts the workshop which is a part of the Horizon 2020 project FUME – Future migration scenarios for Europe. FUME focuses on understanding the patterns, motivations and modalities of migration at multiple geographical scales, from international through regional to the local level, and on imagining possible futures scenarios of migration to Europe: https://futuremigration.eu/about-us/

Registration: Click here to register for the event

Venue: Online

Date and Time: 13 January 2023, 9:30 – 12:00 CET

Length: 2 hours 15 min

Preliminary programme


  • Åsa Ström Hildestrand, Nordregio – moderator
  • About the FUME project
    Carsten Kessler, FUME project lead


  • Considering migration – future migrants’ perspectives. Lessons learned from the case studies in Senegal, Iraq, Tunisia and Ukraine
    Karolina Sobczak-Szelc, Cracow University of Economics
  • Once in Europe – new emerging destinations – case of Poland, results from the survey conducted in Cracow
    Jan Brzozowski, Cracow University of Economics 
  • EU policies steering different migration scenarios – Delphi study presentation
    Arkadiusz Wisniowski, University of Manchester
  • Scenarios steering international migration – academic perspectives
    Dilek Yildiz, IIASA


FUME Policy recommendations
Timothy Heleniak & Nora Sánchez Gassen, Nordregio

Panel discussion:

  • HumMingBird: Sinem Yilmaz, Policy Analyst at Migration Policy Group
  • QuantMig: Mathias Czaika, is an Associate Professor in Migration and Development and Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI), Danube University
  • FUME Advisory Board: Sabina Kubiciel-Lodzińska, Opole University of Technology

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