CARIM - Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration

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The Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM) was created at the European University Institute (EUI, Florence) in 2004 and is co-financed by the European Commission, DG AidCo, under the Thematic programme for cooperation with third countries in the areas of migration and asylum.

CARIM aims to observe, analyse, and forecast migration in Southern & Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Countries (hereafter the Region).

The CARIM website is a tool for disseminating data and analyses on migration in the following countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Palestine, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. All are studied as origin, transit and destination countries.

CARIM is composed of a coordinating unit established at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute, and a network of scientific correspondents based in the 17 countries under observation. External experts from the European Union and the Region also contribute to CARIM’s activities.

Modules

CARIM distinguishes three “modules” which, together, aim to provide a comprehensive picture of migration into, through and from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries (hereafter SEM)

  1. Demographic-Economic module
  2. Legal module
  3. Socio-Political module

Activities

CARIM has developed the following activities:

  1. Data collection and elaboration
    Continuous collection, elaboration and updating of relevant data and documents, organised into a single Migration Database thus offering a unique tool for the multidisciplinary analysis of migration.
  2. Research
    Original research on major migration-related issues.
  3. Publications
    Production of a variety of publications, including a biennial regional report on migration, country- and theme-specific reports on migration, short analytical & synthetic notes, and proceedings.
  4. Thematic sessions
    Organising seminars on transversal issues for CARIM network members.
  5. Policymaker meetings
    Organising seminars on key issues for policy makers and experts.
  6. Summer School on Migration.
  7. Outreach.

Users

The above-mentioned outputs are aimed at a variety of users, including:

  • The governments of Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan countries which the Consortium is willing to assist in their efforts to develop and to put into practice migration policies.
  • The governments of EU Member States and the European Commission.
  • The media.
  • Universities and research centres.
  • Civil-society organisations.

Innovative Characteristics

CARIM has three innovative characteristics:

  • It treats similarly the North and the South, i.e. current countries of immigration and current countries of emigration or transit, with an interest in the migratory process as a whole.
  • It simultaneously covers the different facets of migration and provides tools and methods for cross-tabulating the various dimensions of migration.
  • It is anchored in an academic environment and pursues knowledge-based objectives.

Philippe Fargues
Migration Programme Director at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Gender and Migration

CARIM has launched the new research topic: "Gender and Migration". Click here for more details and information on related events.

Highly-Skilled Migration

CARIM is currently publishing papers following research into Highly-Skilled Migration into, through and from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Migration Profiles

CARIM Migration Profiles provide an overview of demographic, economic, legal and sociopolitical aspects shaping migration in the country.
Click here for more information

Irregular Migration

CARIM has published 36 papers as a result of research into Irregular Migration in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Countries.
Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Circular Migration

CARIM has published 38 papers as a result of research into Circular migration in the Euro-Mediterranean area. Click on the link to view the papers in the series.

Iraqi refugees

CARIM has just published 10 papers on Iraqi Refugees in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey. Click on the link to view the papers.

Page last updated: 19/11/2009NULL