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National EMN Conference 2020: Forecasting the Future of Global Migration

Sep 29

Researchers as well as decision makers at EU and national level are interested in rendering the magnitude and nature of future migration developments more predictable, enabling them to recognize opportunities and respond to challenges. Migration forecasts, scenarios and early warning systems are important for improving our understanding of global migration. Predicting migration trends is an inherently complex task, however. No single approach can capture all relevant aspects of migration and a careful interpretation of results is required to avoid misguided conclusions.

Aim: The objective of the conference is to provide a critical reflection and a differentiated understanding of future migration scenarios and proactive migration policies. It will provide an overview of existing models, studies and tools to predict and anticipate migration developments, including their underlying assumptions and key results. Finally, the event will discuss how migration predictions can best inform policies and how policy makers can make use of predictive methodologies.

Speakers: The speakers include international migration researchers, national and European policy makers with experience in developing and applying migration forecasts and scenarios, as well as representatives from policy think tanks. 

Programme: You can view the full day's programme here.

Participation: You can join the conference venue in Vienna or participate online. Participation is free of charge. If you are interested, please send an email with your contact details to emnaustria [at] and they will send you all necessary information. Practical Information on the conference is available here

Should you have any questions, please contact emnaustria [at]

Event information
European Migration Network (EMN)
Haus der Ingenieure, Eschenbachgasse 9, 1010 Vienna (Austria) and Online