Global Migration Futures
Scenarios for: North Africa, Europe, Horn of Africa and Yemen, and the Pacific
Helping understand and prepare for future changes in international migration.
How can I understand and prepare for the evolution of international migration in Europe over the next 20 years?
This remains one of the most pressing questions for leaders in governments, international organisations, businesses, trade unions, and civil society organisations.
To help understand and prepare for changes in international migration over the next 20 years, and to engage directly with the high degree of uncertainty surrounding future migration drivers and patterns, IMI establised the Global Migration Futures (GMF) project in partnership with The Hague Process on Migration and Refugees.
The project uses an innovative scenario methodology that it has adapted from the business sector and transformed into both an exploratory and participatory research methodology. This Migration Scenario Methodology allows users to identify key uncertainties and relative certainties that may drive future migration and to examine potential future migration patterns and trends. It also integrates migration experts and stakeholders into the process of scenario-building, and prompts them to challenge their assumptions about migration, to uncover migration issues for which there exists little available knowledge, and to prepare themselves for future change.
IMI is grateful for the support from Boeing's Global Corporate Citizenship Program; the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office; the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Danish Refugee Council; University of Waikato; New Zealand Department of Business, Innovation, and Employment; Australia Department of Immigration and Citizenship; New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO; and the Oxford Martin School.