Funding source
REA – Horizon 2020

December 2019 to December 2023

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Migration research
  • Migration scenarios
  • Globalisation
  • Interethnic relations
  • Social sciences
  • Interdisciplinary

Methodological keywords

  • Big data (Mobile phone data, Satellite data, Social media data)
  • Mixed Method design
  • Quantitative and Qualitative research techniques
  • Communication, dissemination & exploitation

Project narrative

Migration is increasingly seen as a high-priority policy issue by many governments throughout the world. A deeper understanding of the root causes and drivers of migration as well as their interrelation with people’s propensity to migrate is necessary to develop accurate migration projections and scenarios. This is essential for appropriate planning and effective policymaking and to advance migration governance.

HumMingBird’s overall objectives are to improve the understanding of the changing nature of migration flows and the drivers of migration, as well as to analyse migration patterns, motivations, and new geographies. This project also aims to identify uncertainties, explore reasons why migration predictions may not hold and demonstrate the potential of non-traditional data sources for migration research. This is fundamental to accomplishing sustainable socio-economic development and informing good policies.

We are responsible for the design of the dissemination, communication and exploitation strategy and we lead the project’s internal and external communication activities.

Related publications
All key outputs can be found here: