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New project launch on irregular migration in Europe

FRA spoke at the kick-off conference of a new EU-funded research project that will measure irregular migration in the European Union.

The MIrreM project will run from 2022 to 2025. It aims to address the challenges of insufficient knowledge about irregular migration and on regularisation in Europe by actively involving relevant stakeholders in every stage of the project.

The NGO Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) coordinated the launch conference. It took place on 15 December online. Some 180 participants joining remotely.

It was a chance to present the project and the consortium. There were discussions on the need for more data on undocumented populations and an exchange of views on strategic approaches to regularisation.

FRA talked about its research methodologies and its previous research on the rights of irregular migrants.