Result 1: Conceptual and methodological framework for a multiscale assessment of migration impacts
The MATILDE Toolbox will be adapted in:
- A set of quantitative and qualitative methods and related indicators for the multi-scale assessment of migration impacts at the national, regional and local level of analysis.
- Guidelines and best-practices to stimulate the improvement of the governance of migration at different territorial scales.
The MATILDE Toolbox will be adapted in particular to the specific needs of EU, national, regional and local policy makers; of practitioners such as NGOs and public service providers, as well as researchers.
Result 2: Multi-Scale Assessment of the Social and Economic Impact of Migration
Result 3: Migration impact assessment through action-research in rural and mountain regions
MATILDE investigates the local level impact of migration in rural and mountain regions through 13 case studies that will shed light on the place-based needs, challenges and opportunities for European rural and mountain regions targeted by international migration. The local level assessment is co-constructed with local stakeholders, building on the expertise and networks brought in the consortium by local partners.
The engagement of beneficiaries in the assessment process aims to transform the perceptions about the impact of migration. Misperceptions about migration phenomena will thus be counterbalanced by knowledge on the impact of migration that is constructed at the local level. The 13 MATILDE case studies will lead to quantitative briefing on the case studies, qualitative reports on action-research results in each case study, a comparative report at cross-national and cross-regional levels, a virtual catalogue of innovative integration practices to favour the dissemination of findings beyond the project duration.
Result 4: Improved Governance of Migration and Territorial Cohesion
Result 5: A New Perception of Migration Impact
MATILDE exploits and uptakes project outcomes among stakeholders at EU, national, regional and local level through targeted activities, in order to promote a fact-based approach to migration at different levels. To this end, the project will act according to a targeted dissemination plan that includes national workshops, thematic roundtables, trainings such as the MATILDE summer school and a Massive Online Open Course. Citizens engagement is fostered through dedicated actions such as the Photo contest and the Essay challenge targeted to students. Journalists at European, national and regional levels will be actively involved in communicating the role of migration in rural and mountain regions through targeted actions/training and the media partnership with the European Datajournalism Network.