Synergies on ‘local integration’ between H2020 research projects

With the inflation of migration research producing libraries of ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies, results, conclusions and policy recommendations, knowledge synergies are needed to strengthen the key messages from various research projects for science, policymaking, decision making and implementation. This synergy analysis in MIMY aimed for:

  • searching research and innovation (R&I) synergies between EU H2020 funded research projects – parallel (funded under the same call: MIMY, MATILDE, WELCOMING SPACES and WHOLE-COMM, RE-ROOT) and
  • highlighting the need for conducting a synergistic analysis.

In this panel we will discuss synergies in relation to research approaches, findings and impacts on the local turn in ‘integration’, although all projects question the integration framework and offer new insights. We define a research synergy as complementary interactions between parallel, co-current and previous research projects funded by EU. The synergies can be reflected in relation to key research questions, key concepts, methodologies, and empirical parts. Synergies are to identify research consensus, research gaps and research uncertainties in each topic and to catalogue a critical mass of cases necessary to ‘hammer out’ key messages for research impacts.

The synergies are needed:

  1. To make interactions and foster networking with other research teams, community of scholars, policy makers and various stakeholders;
  2. To achieve interconnectedness and interplay between research projects;
  3. To create an added value, which is a unique value impossible to be achieved in a single project;
  4. To create a critical mass of evidence for policy, decisions, power distributions and implementations;
  5. To search for a research consensus, identifying research gaps and diagnosing uncertainties;
  6. To better explain the complex dynamics of researched phenomena.

We have submitted a workshop for IMISCOE Annual Conference to be held in Warsaw in July 2023 with renowned participants:

  • Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber, University of Luxembourg, MIMY.
  • Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya, Istanbul Bilgi University, MATILDE; Marika Gruber, MATILDE, CARINTHIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES.
  • Prof. Dr. Annelies Zoomers, Welcoming Spaces TBC, Utrecht University.
  • Prof. Dr. Tiziana Caponio, WHOLE-COM, University Cesare Alfieri of Florence.
  • Prof. Dr. Karel Arnaut, REROOT, KU Leuven.
  • and chaired by Prof. Dr. Izabela Grabowska, Kozminski University, Warsaw.