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The TEMPER project brings together researchers from different and complementary backgrounds in terms of theoretical approaches, research methods and experience with dissemination. Most importantly, the team as a whole keeps a very well-balanced composition in terms of people with quantitative and qualitative previous training and expertise, which constitutes a vital asset when examining a multifaceted phenomenon as migration dynamics, policies and impacts.

TEMPER KICKOFF MEETING Madrid, 18-19 March 2014



CSIC is the largest public institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. It is responsible for 20 percent of international scientific publications in Spain. It has more than 3,200 scientists and 3,800 pre and postdoctoral researchers. The Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities (CCHS-CSIC) is one of the largest public academic facilities in Europe dedicated exclusively to research in Humanities and Social Sciences; it is a newly created centre, highly committed to multidisciplinary approaches, with an internal structure of service, support and laboratory units addressed to promote high quality research. The Research Group in Demographic Dynamics has a well established research record in the field of population and migration studies.

Team Leader Amparo González-Ferrer (

Team Ana María López-Sala (, Mikolaj Stanek (, Renata Hosnedlová (, Inmaculada Serrano (, Yoan Molinero Gerbeau ( and Maria Dardoumpa (


The INED work covers virtually the whole spectrum of demographic research in a multidisciplinary approach. Its expertise cover the study of purely demographic phenomena including migration and demography applied to society, economics, public health, human geography, and more. As of January 2012, INED employs a permanent staff of 250, including 70 tenured researchers, 110 technicians and engineers, plus 40 PhD students and 40 associate researchers. The team members involved in the project are connected to the research unit on «Minorities and International Migration».

Team Leader Cris Beauchemin (
Team Tatiana Eremenko (, Marie-Laurence Flahaux (, Lama Kabbanji (, Mélanie Jolivet-Guetta (, Audrey Lenoël (, Sorana Toma (, Emmanuelle Hellio and Antonina Levatino (


The University of Sussex is one of the leading research universities in the UK. It has a staff of over 2,100, including 540 teaching and research staff. The Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) is a centre of excellence, established within the University since 1997. SCMR is one of the leading specialist migration research centres in the world. It was a founding member of the FP6 Network of Excellence IMISCOE, which remains active and SCMR researchers have contributed to four FP7 projects, all related to migration. There are currently 25 research active faculty and 38 doctoral students attached to the centre.

Team Leader Michael Collyer (
Team James Hampshire (, Erica Consterdine ( and Alexandra Urdea ( )

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

The UCM is one of the largest Universities in Spain. As of January 2009 the share of its budget devoted to research activities amounted to 64M€ for: 17 percent of this income has been obtained through programmes for the hiring of R&D personnel, 6 percent through EU funded programmes and 18 percent% through R&D service contracts with the private sector. The research at UCM is developed through its 21 faculties, 5 university schools, 9 associated centres, and 40 university research institutes, 8 schools for professional specialization, 4 university hospitals, and 17 research assistance centres. UCM was awarded the distinction «Campus of International Excellence» and produces 10 percent of the national scientific production of Spain.

Team Leader Joaquín Arango (
Team Claudia Finotelli (, Elisa Brey ( and Emma Mateos Peñalver (

Centro de Estudios de Población (CENEP)

CENEP is one of Argentina’s best standing research institution on population issues. Most of their researchers are members of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina and Professors at national universities. CENEP has cooperated with the Ministries of Health, Social Action, Education, Economy and the Interior (National Population Office), as well as with other public organisms such as the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses, the National Administration of Social Security, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires. It has also carried out research and technical assistance for several international organizations such as OIM, UNFPA, UNPD, UNICEF, WHO, INSTRAW, ECLAC. Over the years has developed several international collaborative relations with research institutions and research groups (Michigan University, Princeton University, Berkeley University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, among others). Main areas of research are: international migration, reproductive health, gender, education, poverty, ageing, and changes in family structure and dynamics.

Team Leader Marcela Cerrutti ( )
Team Alicia Maguid (

University of Bucharest (UB)

Established in 1864, the University of Bucharest is one of the leading institutions of higher education in Romania. Within its over 50 associated institutes, departments and research centres, the University of Bucharest hosts 354 professors, 294 PhD supervisors, 287 researchers and more than 3.350 PhD students. In 2011, according to the evaluation of the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports, the University of Bucharest ranked first as the top university of advanced education and research in Romania. Including two departments, the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work is one of the largest institutions under the University of Bucharest umbrella. Offering specializations in sociology, social work and anthropology (undergraduate level), the Faculty also hosts 19 MA programs (14 in sociology and 5 in social work) and 1 doctoral program in sociology. Research is carried out in 8 research centres.

Team Leader Monica Serban (
Team Dumitru Sandu (, Paula Andreea Tufis (, Elena Tudor ( and Alin Croitoru (

Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies

The Institute was founded in 2002 and it is the only research institution in Ukraine specialized in demographic and social development research. IDSS conducts basic and applied research, models the latest trends, develops demographic projections and provide theoretical and empirical background for socio-demographic policy. The research areas of the Institute are: theoretical problems of demography, causes and consequences of demographic crisis, migrations, human development, social capital formation, poverty, living standards, labour market, employment relationship and social partnership; social policy and social protection; gender policy; social infrastructure development; socio-demographic forecasting, statistical information provision of socioeconomic and demographic research.

Team Leader Oleksiy Pozniak (
Team Iryna Maidanik (

International Training Centre, International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)

The International Training Centre focuses on the development of human resources and the strengthening of organizational capacity that furthers the ILO’s pursuit of decent work for all. Its four strategic objectives are: (1) fundamental principles and rights at work; (2) employment and income opportunities for women and men; (3) social protection for all; (4) tripartism and social dialogue. Support in these areas is provided through ten Technical Programs, which focus on different areas related to the ILO Decent Work Agenda. As part of the promotion of Decent Work for migrant workers, the Social Protection Programme of ITC-ILO holds (among others) training courses and other learning activities on international labour migration like the Labour Migration Academy. Training activities bring together constituents from different institutions and regions and are designed for: policy-makers and officials of ministries, representatives of workers’ organizations, representatives of employers’ organizations, migrants’ associations, other civil society organizations, international development agencies, regional economic communities, research institutes

Team Leader Miriam Boudraa (


FI2NET is a firm founded in 2000, with its headquarters in Madrid and, since 2011, also in Bogotá (Colombia). Fi2net develops products and solutions in the fields of Information Technology (IT), web technology and open systems. They rely on resources aimed at searching for technological excellence and to combine and catalyze market standards and state-of-the-art technologies in solutions, products and tools that allow its productive and efficient application in real projects, allowing them to offer to their customers differential value and effectiveness. They have more than 15 years of experience in the development of complex public statistics function systems, for collecting information through multiple channels (CATI/CAPI/PAPI/CAWI), and in the necessary care and support services, in large-scale statistical operations, such as spanish EPA for the National Statistics Institute.

Team Leader Jorge González Velasco (

Third Parties

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

The Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) is a not-for-profit government-funded public organisation whose general missions are to conduct research and training activities in order to promote the socio-economic and cultural development in Southern countries. Created in 1944, research activities performed at IRD covers a wide range of disciplines, with a special focus on three areas: a) gender and health, b) international migration and social dynamics, and c) family and education. On the basis of a pre-existent framework agreement for scientific cooperation between INED and IRD, IRD will be linked to INED and TEMPER project. Dr. Kabbanji will be in charge of the International Students and Academics Research Area.

Team Lama Kabanji (

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

The National Distance Education University (UNED) has as its mission the public service of higher education through the modality of distance education. Since 1972, UNED has sought to translate into action the principle of equal opportunity in access to higher education through a methodology based on the principles of distance learning and focused on the needs of the student. UNED is the leader in the implementation of cutting edge technologies applied to learning, with the largest offer of virtual courses in Spain. At more than 205,000 students, UNED has the largest student population in Spain and is one of the largest universities in Europe. On the basis of a framework agreement between UNED and CSIC, Dr. Héctor Cebolla Boado is in charge of the migration of high skilled workers research area.

Team Hector Cebolla ( and Gemma Pinyol
Advisory board

The Advisory Board is currently formed by:

Valentina Mazzucato, Professor of Globalisation and Development, Maastricht University.
Piyasiri Wickramasekara, Global Migration Policy Associates, and ILO Senior Specialist (retired).
Ronald Skeldon, Professorial Fellow in Geography, University of Sussex.
Emilio Parrado, Director Latin American and Latino Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania
Giancarlo Blangiardo, Responsabile settore Monitoraggio dell’immigrazione, ISMU, Milan
Étienne Gérard, Director of CEPED, Paris
Sara de la Rica, Full Professor of Economics at the University of País Vasco and Co-Editor IZA Journal of European Labour Studies
Andreas Edel, Executive Secretary of Population Europe
Yuriy Bilan, Director of the Centre of Sociological Research from Ternopil, Ukraine
Sara Bayés, Director of the Migration and Development Program of FIIAPP
Gonzalo Fanjul, Director of +Social, and ex-director of Research and Communication of Intermon- OXFAM.