EURA-NETDate: October 23, 2014
RESEARCH PROJECT ON TEMPORARY MIGRATION BETWEEN ASIA & EUROPE SEEKS KEY INFORMANTS
The Philippines is part of a multi-country research project called “Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of the Temporary Mobility of People” (EURA-NET). Behind this project is an international research consortium which is coordinated by the team of Dr. Pirkko Pitkanen of the University of Tampere, Finland. In the Philippines, the project is implemented by the Scalabrini Migration Center (www.smc.org.ph).
EURA-NET is funded by the European Union for the period 2014-2017. The project investigates people’s temporary transnational migration between Asia and Europe. The project is interested in migrants’ and their family members’ international practices and experiences of transnational mobility. In addition, the project examines official policies in regard to people’s temporary transnational mobility in the European-Asian context. Interviews will be conducted in China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Ukraine. The research findings will be published in scientific articles, online publications and reports addressed to policymakers.
More details about the project are available at : http://www.uta.fi/eura-net
We are now in the data collection stage which involves interviewing the following: (1) Europeans who are in the Philippines for various reasons (as tourists, volunteers, investors, and work assignment among others); (2) Filipinos who were temporary migrants in Europe and who had returned to the Philippines in the last five years; and (3) family members/friends of European or Filipino migrants (i.e., non-migrants).
The interview will be about your international migration experiences. It will last for about an hour. Participation in the research is completely voluntary. All information that will be shared with us will be kept confidential: names or personal details will never be revealed. The interview materials will be carefully stored so that no outsiders except the project researchers have access to it.
Those interested to participate in the study may contact:
Dr. Marla Asis, Director for Research and Publications, Scalabrini Migration Center (tel: 4367690; mobile: 09194588147; email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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