Within the project, the research activity is focused on 2 research directions:
1. Return migration: opportunity for the socio-economic development in the European Union and Moldova
Return migration can be an important human and financial source that could be trained in perspective of future development. The application of governmental instruments on return migration must be based on clear scientific arguments, beginning with the experience of other countries in the world with similar situation and the reality of our country.
Given the interdisciplinary character, the methodology of research will focus on methods of geographic, sociological, economic sciences, etc. Among the used methods will be the cartographic, sociological, deduction and induction method, systemic comparison, all of which are grounded in the research process. Quantitative and qualitative methods will be applied, including the structured interview carried out among the return migrants, but also among migrants in 1-2 countries of destination of Moldovan migrants, in order to assess their intention to return to the country.
Outcome: 3 peer reviewed articles debated during several participations to international conferences and published in the Eastern European Journal of Regional Studies
2. Interlinks between migration and development: evidence from European Union and Moldova
Research on the drivers of migration and its impact on development suggest that some compromise will be required both from development and migration policy actors to work out synergies and balance the divergent interests, approaches and time perspectives that distinguish migration and development policies.
Under this research activity, the project team will identify the drivers of migration, as well as the effects of EU policies addressing root causes of migration. The main expected result id to find ways to maximise the benefit of migration for development and develop measures to lower the cost of transferring remittances and better stream them with diaspora involvement into high development impact investments.
Given that interdisciplinary degree arising from specific goals set, data collection and analysis, synthesis, comparison, deduction, induction, scientific abstraction etc. methods are fundamental in research process. Of great significance in researching demo economic phenomena and processes related to research topic is the dialectical relationship between logical and historical.
Outcome: 2 peer reviewed articles debated during several participations to international conferences and published in the Eastern European Journal of Regional Studies