30 September 2020: The ADAPT Centre is among 14 European institutions working on the ITFLOWS project, hosted by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The project, funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, will help prepare EU countries for migration flows through the development of a cutting-edge migration management platform.
The three year project was launched at the beginning of this month and seeks to provide government bodies across the EU with refugee forecasts and other fluctuations in migration in order to enable policymakers to make informed decisions. These insights will be provided by the EUMigraTool based on risk assessment and public sentiment towards migration. The project will provide improved pathways for asylum seekers, including refugee integration at the local level.
ADAPT Researcher Dr Haithem Afli says, "This project is also aligned with ADAPT's mission focused on research excellence that will deliver strongly on impact, thus realising significant benefits for society."
The work teams up researchers, NGOs, government agencies and citizens in creating an IT tool to better inform local and international policymakers, and support practitioners helping migrants on their journey. The EUMigraTool will be able to be used in institutions beyond the EU once the project is completed.
Project Twitter account: https://twitter.com/ITFLOWS1
Hiathem Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfliHaithem
Project website: http://itflows.eu/
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