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GEMM - Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration, Markets (completed)

Under which conditions are ethnic minorities discriminated? By analyzing discrimination across a large number of ethnic groups and various dimensions of ethnicity in 5 countries this project will advance our understanding of ethnic inequality as a central barrier to the optimal functioning of the European labour market and thus to growth and innovation

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About the project

The GEMM project relates in particular to the Migration, Prosperity and Growth Dimension of the Call on the European Growth Agenda. With over 20 researchers located in several EU member states and Norway, our consortium will approach the topic and deliver:

  • An analysis of the obstacles to the successful incorporation of migrants and in particular to the attraction and retention of highly-skilled migrants;
  • A thorough assessment of the migration-related drivers of growth and the optimal functioning of markets;
  • An assessment of ethnic inequality in the labour market as a barrier to competitiveness and innovation in EU member states.
  • A set of policy recommendations that contain concrete guidelines as to how migrants can contribute to the EU economy and society.

 These deliverables are realized by putting forward a scientifically innovative research agenda that combines a variety of methods and crosscutting expertise. Our consortium contains economists, sociologists, political scientists, and anthropologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field of migration and inequality research. Furthermore, our empirical approach is multi-method; we make use of survey, experimental and qualitative research methods to advance knowledge.


This Project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement no. 64255. 

Project period

September 2015 - September 2018


Tags: ethnicity, discrimination, Europe
Published May 19, 2015 11:26 AM - Last modified June 14, 2019 1:44 PM