MIrreM Workshop: Innovative Approaches to Measuring Irregular Migration

Explore the discussions on innovative approaches to measuring irregular migration by watching the recorded sessions.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel | Brussels, April 25, 2023

Gain insights from leading experts in the field who presented their research during the workshop at Vrije Universiteit Brussel on April 25, 2023. The workshop was organised by Jasper Tjaden and Alejandra Rodríguez Sánchez (Potsdam) as part of MIrreM WP6 Methods Innovation Lab.

Session 1 – Recent Innovation for the Study of Migration Using Digital Data

  • Forecasting asylum-related migration flows with machine learning and data at scale
    • Stefano Iacus (Harvard)
  • Measuring displacement using Facebook data
    • Umberto Minora (EU JRC)
  • Counting Cars from Space to Map Population Displacement
    • Ingmar Weber (Saarland)

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Session 2 – Digital Data to Estimate Migration: Key Challenges

  • Modelling the bias of digital data
    • Francesco Rampazzo (UOXF)
  • Sampling migrants via Facebook
    • Steffen Pötzschke (GESIS)
  • Ethical and legal concerns on data science for large scale human mobility
    • Albert Ali Salah (Utrecht University)

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Session 3 – Current Approaches to Estimating Irregular Migration

  • Analysing the effects of EU international agreements on forced migration flows
    • Marcello Carammia (Catania)
  • The size, socio-economic composition and fiscal implications of irregular immigration in Spain
    • Ismael Gálvez Iniesta (Illes Balears)
  • Caveats when comparing irregular migration estimates across countries: Germany and US
    • Roland Hosner (Flowminder)
  • Local and regional estimates of irregular migration in the Netherlands
    • Jan Braat (Utrecht municipality)

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