Project: Migration, Transformation and Sustainability

Acronym Misty (Reference Number: 706)
Duration 01/11/2018 - 01/11/2021
Project Topic This research integrates comprehensive insights on migration into theories of transformation to sustainability. There is unprecedented concern over involuntary migration globally affecting insecurity and human rights. But both domestic and international migration has enormous transformative potential for individuals and societies. Transformation theories assume static populations and fail to recognize both positive and negative impacts of the movement of people. This gap limits explanations and intervention strategies for sustainability. The objective is therefore to use theory and rigorous empirical research to expand knowledge of transformations to sustainability by incorporating migration dynamics. These specifically include: the impact of aggregate flows of people on sustainability; the individual lifecourse dimensions of sustainability; and the governance of migration and sustainability. The research will develop a comprehensive migration-sustainability model, and develop insights on sustainability strategies at local, national and international scales. It will build global capacity of social science to explain and engage with migration dimensions of transformations to sustainability. The interdisciplinary social-science led consortium from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa builds on on-going methodological innovation and deep collaboration. The research design involves modelling, observations and action research at global scales and in research sites representing the full range of so-called migration transitions. The outcome will be co-designed advances in theory and salient and workable sustainability strategies reflecting real world migration dynamics.
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Network T2S
Call A Multilateral Joint Call for Proposals on Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 University of Exeter Coordinator United Kingdom
2 University of Liege Partner Belgium
3 Clark University Partner United States
4 Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies Partner Sweden
5 Regional Institute for Population Studies Partner Ghana
6 University of Amsterdam Partner Netherlands