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MIMOSA: Migration Modelling for Statistical Analyses

11th December 2009 1pm, Univeristy of Southampton

Jakub Bijak, ESRC Centre for Population Change

This seminar will provide an overview of the MIMOSA project (Migration Modelling for Statistical Analyses), which is funded by Eurostat over the past three years. The main objective of the project is to develop methods to reconcile the differences in international migration statistics in European countries. The project produces estimates of both migration flows and population stocks. In addition the project provides consultancy to both Eurostat and Member States of the European Union (EU) on the way to produce more reliable migration figures, to make all available figures more compatible (within each country) and more comparable (at EU-level) and to estimate missing data using all available data and expert opinions. The estimates of migration flows make best use of available data and aim at comparable migration statistics by adjusting data based on national definitions to meet the common definitions contained in the new European regulation on migration statistics, and to complete migration statistics by combining data from different sources and incorporating additional information when appropriate.