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Trainee for an EU-project on migration impact assessment towards local development in rural and mountain areas of Europe

The Institute for Regional Development is working on an international project on the migration impact assessment towards local development in rural and mountain areas of Europe. It develops and tests a transdisciplinary conceptual and methodological framework to measure the impacts of Third Country Nationals (TCNs) on local development in rural and mountain regions across Europe. TCNs are an important factor of socio-economic development and have a strong yet under-researched effect on the relationships between urban and rural/mountain areas.

The project co-constructs the migration impact assessment and elaborates policy recommendations and governance solutions. Overall, the project improves knowledge on the social and economic development potential of TCNs in rural and mountain areas. It helps to understand the mechanisms behind the socio-economic integration of TCNs and it provides policy makers, practitioners and local stakeholders with analytical tools and place-based solutions/policy recommendations to counteract misperceptions and untap the migration potential in rural and mountain regions.

The Institute for Regional Development of Eurac Research is looking for a trainee, who will give substantial help for the activities connected to the project, collect and manage data referring to the topic and the project.



  • Support in activities regarding the launch of the project in February 2020
  • Support in research work regarding migration
  • Data collection and support in data management
  • Network analysis
  • Support for the organization of meetings and workshops



  • BA or MA in social science, political science or economics
  • Very good knowledge of written and oral English
  • Very good knowledge of Italian or German
  • Very good knowledge of Office 365


We offer:

A position in a young, motivated, international team.


How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) by 20.10.2019 to the following address:

Eurac Research
Institute for Regional Development

Viale Druso 1 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: anna.silbernagl@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 419

For further information please contact Anna Silbernagl: Tel: +39 0471 055 419


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