Following the Policy kick off meeting organized by the European Commission/Research Executive Agency in Brussels on 10-11 June 2015, contacts have been established with 7 projects; among those projects:
- YMOBILITY consolidated a more established relationship with the project MOVE “Mapping mobility – pathways, institutions and structural effects of youth mobility in Europe” coordinated by the University of Luxembourg. This led the organization of a joint session within the ESA RN 35 “Sociology of Migration” Midterm Conference (for further information, please see section 2.2.1 above) as well as the participation of Kerstin Schmidt (UNIBI) in the workshop “Youth Mobility as a European Strategy” organized by the German MOVE project partners the University of Hildesheim and the German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V.) in collaboration with the Evangelische Akademie Loccum, Loccum, 9-10 November 2017. Likewise, researchers from the German MOVE team attended the YMOBILITY policy-informing workshop in Bielefeld on 2 February 2018.
- At a national level, UNIBI had intensive exchange of ideas with FP7 Project “Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People – EURA-NET”, which deals with similar topics.
- UCC’s YMOBILITY team have engaged with relevant actors in Dublin City Council in general and with Dublin City Council’s Welcome Europe project team in particular. This project is funded by the European Union’s Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Program and is coordinated by the University of Gothenburg and the City of Amsterdam.
- A presentation was delivered on the objectives and the work plan of YMOBILITY as well as on some of the outcomes achieved so far during the meeting of consortium members of the project “Adult Education as a Means to Active Participatory Citizenship (EduMAP)” on 20 January 2017 in Bonn, Germany (UNIBI)