Focusing on different research aspects, the MIMY project is structured into ten work packages which are closely interlinked with each other.
WP1-3 will focus on the concepts and methodology, on the analysis of the macro indicators of migration and integration, and will explore the contextual, historical, political, and policy-related factors that create vulnerabilities in young migrants’ lives. WP4-7 are the main qualitative empirical work packages centring on case studies in the different consortium countries. WP8 will synthesise the scientific results and explore possible replications of the findings for other localities in Europe. WP9 will focus on the dissemination, WP10 on the project management of MIMY.
- Concepts & methodology
Work package 1 “Concepts & methodology” will focus on liquid integration and differentiated embedding, building on the existing knowledge on migration, integration, migrant agency, vulnerability, resilience, resistance, negotiation and survival.
- Quantitative overview on youth migration
Work package 2 “Quantitative (statistical) overview on youth migration” will give the macro picture of migration and integration within the chosen case studies. Moreover, it will aim to “improve the knowledge base on the socio-economic effects of migration” which is hard to analyse for young migrants in vulnerable conditions. However, young migrants’ social and economic effects in general will be a part of the analysis.
- Context & policy approaches for young vulnerable migrants
Work package 3 “Context & policy approaches for young vulnerable migrants” will give the historical perspective of integration policies, taking into account MIMY target groups: young migrants who are in vulnerable conditions for various reasons (social and economic deprivation, non-integration, disintegration, having a traumatic past, forced migration, being stateless, being a refugee, being exploited, smuggled or trafficked, being exploited in the labour market etc.).
- Migrant youth between vulnerability & resilience
Work package 4 “Migrant youth between vulnerability & resilience” will involve interviews with young migrants in the chosen localities in each case study. The contextual, historical, biographical, and policy related contexts will be revealed via these interviews. This will further include peer-researchers to empower the young migrants enabling greater access and a deeper qualitative engagement than academics alone could achieve.
- Effects of local actors on migration & integration dynamics
Work package 5 “Effects of local actors on migration & integration dynamics” will focus on the local actors’ role and will map the provision of local services to understand whether they meet the needs of migrant young people in vulnerable conditions. Local dynamics of integration will be further investigated through qualitative research with local stakeholders and migrants from previous waves of migration.
- Assessing the critical role of the local population
Work package 6 “Assessing the critical role of the local population” will focus on the role of local populations with regard to the integration of young migrants. It studies the attitudes and practices of local populations towards and their interaction with young migrants and will thus define the main spheres of social, cultural, economic and psychological integration.
- Laboratories of reality: participatory & action research
Work package 7 “Laboratories of reality: participatory & action research” will discuss the results obtained in the frame of the other work packages with migrants´ advisory group and young migrants in vulnerable conditions. To facilitate the discussion and the exchange between the actors, art-based events and workshops will be organised.
- Synthesis, synergies, replications & impact assessment
Work package 8 “Synthesis, synergies, replications & impact assessment” will summarise the synergies between the work packages, compare the case studies (parallels, similarities and differences) and pave the way for further comparative publications (comparing local, national and supranational contexts, integration policies and policy transfer). This work package will also finalise the Delphi method and analyse the effect of changes such as Brexit, local legislative and national contextual changes in the case study countries. It will also ensure the cooperation with completed and on-going Horizon 2020 projects on migrants, youth, integration and ICT-enabled solutions.
- Innovation management: communication, dissemination & exploitation
Work package 9 “Innovation management: communication, dissemination & exploitation” will identify, manage, disseminate, exploit and protect knowledge, and coordinate internal and external communication throughout the project.
- Project management & scientific coordination
Work package 10 “Project management & scientific coordination” will safeguard optimal administrative, financial, contractual as well as technical consortium management.