MIMY EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions
MIMY (EMpowerment through liquid Integration of Migrant Youth in vulnerable conditions) is an EU-funded project aiming to improve the situation of young migrants throughout Europe. In order to derive evidence-based policy recommendations, we will examine the effectiveness of integration policies in an interdisciplinary research endeavour. Specifically, MIMY sets out to investigate the integration processes of young non-EU migrants who find themselves in vulnerable conditions across 18 case studies, 2 in each of the 9 countries involved in the consortium (Luxembourg, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Hungary). Each case study is meant to represent a specific local context, but may also target a specific subgroup of young migrants in vulnerable conditions.
Most importantly, MIMY will put the experiences of young migrants at the centre of its activities by directly involving tchem as peer researchers through participatory research. Young migrants in vulnerable conditions are a group that is at high risk to be exposed to exclusionary practices of individuals, local social processes, institutions, and policies.
Izabela Grabowska is sociologist and economist; full professor of social sciences; 2016-2021 director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Poland; 2002-2019 Research Fellow at the Centre of Migration Research in Warsaw; 2008-2019 member of IMISCOE Executive Board and Board of Directors; former national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) and European Mobility Partnership; publishes in highly impact factor journals, e.g.: Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, International Migration; author of Movers and Stayers: Migration, Mobility and Skills (Lang 2016), co-author of research monograph: The Impact of Migration on Poland: EU Mobility and Social Change (with White, Kaczmarczyk and Slany, UCL Press 2018) and Migrants as Agents of Change (with Garapich, Jazwinska and Radziwinowiczowna, Palgrave Macmillan 2017); co-editor of Mobility in Transition. Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press 2013). She has led research projects on: migrants’ careers, social remittances, peer-groups & migration (ended in 2020), life courses of young migrants & Brexit (ends in 2021), migrant liquid integration (H2020 MIMY, in progress, ends in 2023). She is active in building international research consortia in EU Framework Programs and bilateral schemes.
Social, organization and work psychologist.
She works as a post doc in the BigMig research project: Digital and non-digital traces of migrants in Big and Small Data approaches to human capacities carried out at the Kozminski University in Warsaw (Poland), under the supervision of Professor Izabela Grabowska.
Quantitative researcher, interested in the subject of the impact of the migration experience on human well-being and its resources.
In 2009-2021, she worked at the SWPS University, where she held various organizational positions and did teaching, i.e., she was Dean's Represenative for Internships and Alumni or Expert at the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School for implementation doctorates and evaluation. Earlier, she completed MA studies (social psychology, 2008) and doctoral studies (psychology, 2016) at the SWPS University.
In 2015-2016, she cooperated with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, where she co-created the Polish Graduate tracking system.
She creates her research agenda around four concepts: migration, social competences, interpersonal communication and Competency job fit.
She is the originator and leader of the social campaign Talk to me kindly, the aim of which is to promote assertive communication in the society, in line with the model of Nonviolent Communication.