2020 - MATILDE Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Regions

Funded under H2020, the research project MATILDE, coordinated by the Institute for Regional Development of Eurac Research (Bolzano/Bozen), along with a diverse group of partners, aims to understand the true development potential migration carries, with a specific focus on rural and mountain regions.

The project involves 13 regions across Europe, providing the setting for 13 case studies that explore and assess the specific local impact of migration in these rural and mountain regions. Case studies in 10 European countries cover different governance models and diverse policy fields, spanning education and life-long learning, labour integration, health, mobility and equality.

Local stakeholders and citizens in rural and mountain regions have been largely marginalised in the debate about migration governance and impact. Utilizing an action research methodology in 13 local case studies, MATILDE engages local public spheres outside urban areas, thus contributing to addressing misperceptions, promoting long-lasting transformation of attitudes towards migration and contributing to a more informed participation of citizens in the migration debate.

The project team in Turkey is composed of BILGI EU Institute (https://eu.bilgi.edu.tr/en/), BILGI Center for Migration Research and Support to Life Association (https://www.supporttolife.org/). For more information.

For project website visit https://matilde-migration.eu/

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