Hummingbird project of Leuven University

hummingbird project by the university of leuven

On 27-28 May, the KU Leuven (Catholique University of Leuven) organised the final conference of its Hummingbird project.

This event entitled ‘Shaping the future: Unveiling migration trends for informed decision making’ marked the conclusion of an extensive transnational and transdisciplinary research project aimed at understanding migration patterns and dynamics in order to make informed policy recommendations. The research showcases the use of big data to forecast/nowcast emerging migration flows, and collected narratives of the migrants themselves, during their journeys and several years after settlement in the EU.

Set against the backdrop of the upcoming European elections in June, the final conference stood as a platform for disseminating the project's findings and engaging in profound discussions with experts, scholars and stakeholders. Researchers, policymakers, civil society organisations, and all those passionate about understanding and shaping migration dynamics were invited to join in Leuven for an enriching and collaborative event.