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Participation in the Border Management Community of CERIS

On 16 June 2021 Dr Cristina Blasi, coordinator of ITFLOWS, participated in the Border Management (BM) Community of European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) Working Groups. As an evolution of the European Commission’s Community of Users for Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies (CoU), CERIS seeks a proactive participation of technical experts and civil society , to discuss … Continued

Cristina Blasi (UAB) presenting ITFLOWS at the Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya

Next 10 June, Cristina Blasi (UAB) -ITFLOWS Scientific Coordinator- will participate in an event on the social effects of armed conflicts, titled “Vidas Truncadas”. The session will discuss the lives of refugees, exiles and marginalised people during war times. The event will take place at the Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya (Barcelona) and will also … Continued

ITFLOWS participated in a Workshop organised by FRONTEX

On May 20th and 21st eleven representatives of EU funded projects related to Border and External Security (BES) participated in a workshop organised by FRONTEX. In addition, members of DG Migration and Home Affairs, the Border Security Observatory and various governments joined the meeting. ITFLOWS Scientific Coordinator, Cristina Blasi (UAB), introduced the ITFLOWS Project to … Continued

BES Cluster first meeting

On May 19th, members of six different H2020 projects joined together for their first BES Cluster meeting. The ITFLOWS Project was represented by Cristina Blasi (Project Coordinator). The purpose of this Cluster is to convene EU-funded projects related to Border Security and External Security (BES) in order to learn from other each other, share relevant information, collaborate in … Continued

ITFLOWS Coordinator will participate in the Horizon Europe Week 2021

ITFLOWS Project coordinator, Cristina Blasi (UAB), will participate in the Horizon Europe Week 2021. This event is organised by the Catalan Government and will take place from May 31st to June 4th, with a variety of different seminars over the course of one week. In particular, Cristina Blasi will participate in a session focused on … Continued

Migration Policy Centre webinar on attitudes towards immigration and immigrants.

On May 19th, Lenka Drazanova and Jerome Gonnot, researchers from the European University Institute (EUI), will participate in the MPC webinar entitled “Public attitudes towards immigration and immigrants: what are the factors affecting them and what can we do about it?” This MPC Webinar will examine what are the most influential factors affecting public attitudes … Continued

ITFLOWS at the 113th EMN-NCP Meeting

Today Cristina Blasi, scientific coordination of ITFLOWS, has presented the project to the 113th meeting of the Member States’ National Contact Points of the European Migration Network (EMN). The EMN is an EU network of migration and asylum experts from Member States, coordinated by DG HOME, established in 2008. The event included also presentations from … Continued

ITFLOWS participated in the P2PKOS

On March 22 and 23, the European Commission (EC) Research Executive Agency (REA) organised its second annual “Project to policy kick off seminar” (P2PKOS) for security research. It included participation from 43 projects of the 2019 H2020 Secure Societies call, as well as representatives from the REA, DG HOME (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs), … Continued

Lenka Dražanová participates in an IPW Lecture speaking about factors affecting attitudes to immigration

On Wednesday 24th March, at 16:00 GMT, Lenka Dražanová (European University Institute) will participate in IPW’s lecture speaking about factors affecting attitudes to immigration and the work she is currently undertaking as part of ITFLOWS. The lecture will answer these questions, especially focusing on generational and educational differences in attitudes to immigration and why these … Continued

Andreas Pottakis participates in the Webinar “Deportation Union: the role of Frontex”

On Monday 14 December at 14:30 CET (13:30 in the UK), Andreas Pottakis, Greek Ombudsman and member of ITFLOW Advisory Board, will discuss the creation of the Nafplio Initiative, an independent mechanism for the external monitoring of forced returns by the EU, and other issues relating to Greece. The Webinar, entitled “Deportation Union: the role … Continued

Nicosia Risk Forum 2020

On 26th November, the ITFLOWS Scientific Coordinator, Dr. Cristina Blasi (UAB), participated in the Nicosia Risk Forum 2020, presenting the ITFLOWS Project. The presentation was entitled “ITFLOWS: Predicting Migration Flows and Preventing Risks of Tension in the EU”. The Nicosia Risk Forum is an innovative event for the area of South-Eastern Europe, which brings together … Continued

FIZ presents ITFLOWS results at ISWC 2020 conference

Last November 2020, FIZ researchers M. Alam, G. A. Gesese, Z. Rezaie and H. Sack presented the paper MigrAnalytics: Entity-based Analytics of Migration Tweets at the A* ranked conference ISWC 2020. The event took place online from 1 to 6 November 2020. FIZ paper includes initial findings within WP5 of ITFLOWS regarding public sentiment towards … Continued

New Pact on Migration and Asylum

Mr. Andreas Pottakis, Greek Ombudsman and member of the ITFLOWS expert Advisory Board, will participate in a seminar on the New Pact for Migration and Asylum, released on the 23d September 2020 by the EU Commission. Dr Andreas Potakis will be joined by Ms Chyssa Ηatzi, Senior investigator of the Ombudsman Office. The session will be hosted by Brunel … Continued

National EMN Conference 2020

On 29 September, two members of ITFLOWS, Tobias Heidland (IfW) and Andre Gröger (UAB), participated in the National EMN Conference 2020 "Forecasting the Future of Global Migration" in Austria. The National EMN Conference, organised in partnership with IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), provided an overview of existing models, studies and tools to predict … Continued

Predictive AI technologies for migration governance: An ITFLOWS EUMigraTool Symposium

International migration governance, increasingly a policy priority, is a complex field involving multiple actors, by virtue of the varied and multilevel nature of global migration networks. In light of globalisation processes and technological innovation, predictive artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have been identified as promising new methods or tools in managing future migration (Bijak 2016, Beduschi … Continued

ITFLOWS Steering Committee meeting

On Wednesday 3 February, the second Steering Committee meeting took place. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the meeting was celebrated virtually. The ITFLOWS Steering Committee is a decision-implementing body that includes all the Work Package leaders. This meeting gave all members the opportunity to discuss about the progress of every Work Package and the … Continued

Workshop with the ITFLOWS Users Board on the EUMigraTool

On Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 15:00 CET, ITFLOWS is organising a workshop to officially welcome the Users Board (UB). The workshop seeks to introduce them to the project and to the EUMigraTool, which intends to provide modular solutions to practitioners managing migration by prediction of migration flows and identifying risks of tensions between migrants … Continued

Kick-off Meeting

The ITFLOWS launch meeting ends after a day and a half of online meetings. ITFLOWS met on September 24 and 25 to celebrate the project kick off meeting. The online meeting hosted more than 50 people from the 14 Partner institutions that form the consortium plus the 5 external committees that supervise the project. {{ … Continued

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