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Dataset | 28 Oct 2022

Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems (THEMIS)

Data on how patterns of migration to Europe have developed. The THEMIS international project team investigated what makes people decide to migrate; why some of those initial moves to Europe result in the formation of significant migration systems; and why some migration processes simply tail off or stagnate. This involved a comparative study of the evolution of migrant groups following different migration trajectories from several regions of three origin countries (Brazil; Morocco and Ukraine) to selected areas in four destination countries (UK; Norway; the Netherlands and Portugal).