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About AspirE

AspirE – Asian prospects in (re)migration to/within the EU – is a 3-year research project (2023-2025) that examines the decision making of aspiring (re)migrants from selected Southeast and East Asian countries (China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam) to and within selected EU member countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, and Portugal). 

This project addresses the following questions:

  1. How do migration regimes in the countries of origin and destination consider (aspiring) (re)migrants’ behaviour in their policies?
  2. Why do people decide to (re)migrate or to stay?
  3. When do individuals’ migration decisions evolve?

The objectives of the project are as follows:

  1. Map to what extent spatial mobility policies consider aspiring (re)migrants’ behaviour
  2. Identify the micro- and meso-level drivers of mobility aspiration and/or intention
  3. Determine the temporality of (non-)mobility decision-making

Keywords: aspiration, rationality, emotion, temporality, decision making, migration, remigration, Europe, Southeast Asia, East Asia.


For additional information, see AspirE's factsheet in Cordis.

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