Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography and IOM's Data Analysis Centre organized workshop on Big Data

Published Date: 
Monday, January 22, 2018

The European Commission’s Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) and IOM's Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) organized the workshop “Big Data and alternative data sources on migration: From case studies to policy support” at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra on 30 November.
 
The workshop gathered more than 30 experts on Big Data and alternative data sources, including researchers, private sector representatives, policymakers and practitioners. The workshop reviewed existing concrete applications of Big Data and other alternative data sources on migration, such as social media platforms and mobile phones, and identified those that could hold the biggest promise for enhanced understanding of migration-related aspects. The participants discussed the possibilities offered by Big Data, but also the obstacles hindering more systematic uses of innovative data sources in the field of migration.

Outcomes of the workshop, including recommendations and interviews with some of the participants, will be published soon on the GMDAC and KCMD websites.

Read the press release here.