Mediterranean Household International Migration Surveys: MEDSTAT IV to hold regional workshop

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Building on the achievements of the previous phase, the EU-funded MEDSTAT IV project continues to support the Southern Mediterranean countries in strengthening their capacity in delivering Mediterranean Household International Migration Surveys (HIMS) with a focus on the consolidation of model questionnaires and analysis of the available data from Egypt. A regional workshop will be organised from 13 to 15 July in Marrakesh, Morocco to discuss the adaptations to the various model questionnaires on the basis of the experiences of pioneer countries as well as experts’ meetings held in previous months.

During the meeting, participants will start working on designing a lighter set of model questionnaire that may ease the conduct of the survey, target the compilation of some key migration indicators and accelerate the production of results.

Some participants in the workshop will then stay in Marrakech to contribute to the scientific programme of the 61st World Congress of the International Statistics Institute (ISI) with a special session dedicated to the presentation and discussion of MED-HIMS and the results of first surveys.

The MEDSTAT IV project provides expertise and technical support to promote the harmonisation of statistics in line with EU and international standards in 6 domains: business register and business, trade and balance of payments, energy, labour market, migration and transport. It follows on the previous phase implemented over the period 2010-2013.

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