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Population flows

This research topic covers areas such as

  • root causes and impact of population flows across all dimensions - social, cultural, economic, health, psychological, natural (i.e. climate change), etc. – and time horizons
  • reliable data on refugees/other groups of migrants
  • mechanisms to anticipate and manage population flows
  • understanding the impact of free movement and migration in multi-cultural societies(e.g. welcoming policies, integration of immigrants, challenges and opportunities of the EU regions and cities and social inclusion)
  • social transfers and measures to maintain local food production & population

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