Our Migration Research division is dedicated to providing in-depth insights into migration patterns, trends, and policies to address the complexities and challenges of migration at local, national, and global levels. Through rigorous research and analysis, we aim to inform policymaking, facilitate evidence-based decision-making, and promote greater understanding of migration dynamics. Our clients include government agencies, international organizations, NGOs, research institutes, and advocacy groups seeking to address migration challenges, improve migration governance, and promote migrant rights and well-being.

Focus and Objectives

  • Migration Trends Analysis: We conduct comprehensive analysis of migration trends, including patterns of movement, drivers of migration, and demographic shifts, to provide stakeholders with a nuanced understanding of migration dynamics.
  • Policy Evaluation: Our division evaluates migration policies and initiatives to assess their effectiveness, impact on migrants and host communities, and alignment with international human rights standards, offering recommendations for policy improvement and reform.
  • Integration and Inclusion: We examine strategies for migrant integration and social inclusion, assessing policies and programs aimed at enhancing migrants’ access to education, employment, healthcare, and social services, and fostering community cohesion.
  • Refugee Protection and Assistance: We analyze refugee protection mechanisms, humanitarian assistance programs, and refugee integration initiatives to support the needs of refugees and asylum seekers, advocate for their rights, and promote durable solutions to displacement.

Indicative Projects

Refugees and International Protection Beneficiaries Study

The UNHCR-led project, conducted in collaboration with ETH Zurich and University College London, focuses on assessing the integration status and intentions of recognized refugees and beneficiaries of international protection in Greece. The Immigration Policy Lab (IPL) at ETH Zurich spearheaded the study, aiming to profile the target population and explore their integration experiences through subgroup analysis. The assignment involved implementing a CATI survey of 3,750 individuals and compensating respondents for their participation, laying the groundwork for a longitudinal study.

The World Bank Migrant Survey

The World Bank Migrant Survey in Greece aimed to gather individual-level statistics on migrants and refugees to inform evidence-based policy decisions on their integration. Conducted in early to mid-2017, the survey included 1684 families and 1013 individuals.