The NADINE project, together with our sister projects, EASYRIGHTS, REACT, MIICT, and MICADO have had our panel proposal to the 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Luxembourg on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July 2021.

The panel chairs will be Prof. Dr. Jörg Rainer Noennig of Digital City Science, HafenCity University Hamburg and Prof. Dr. Ingrid Breckner of the department of Urban Sociology, HafenCity University Hamburg.

The panel will include two discussants, one of which is the technical ambassador of the NADINE project, Dr. Nicholas Vretos of Information Technologies Institute, Thessaloniki, and Dr. Karen Hough of CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University.

The title of the panel is Co-Creation and Participatory Design as Methodological Approaches in Migration Research.

Abstract: The panels presents novel methodological approaches from ongoing innovation projects NADINE, EASYRIGHTS, REACT, MIICT, and MICADO funded within the Horizon2020 program “Addressing the challenge of migrant integration through ICT-enabled solutions”. All projects target at the creation of digital applications and toolkits for the implementation of inclusion policies by public administrations to facilitate the management of the integration of migrants, improve autonomy and inclusion and thus the lives of migrants. The projects explore how data analytics and simulation tools can support policy- makers and public administration at all levels in planning and taking decisions on migration-related issues. The projects investigate how the user-centered analysis of available data can provide migrants with information on and easy access to relevant public services in accordance to their needs. In order to conceptualize and implement their respective digital solution, the projects have employed new methodologies for co- creation and participatory design which enabled the project teams to determine the necessary user needs and technical requirement. While these methodologies have proven effective in the specific project context for which they were created and deployed, the panel will discuss their replication and adaptation potential for other contexts and settings. KEYWORDS: Migration Management, Digital Technologies, Public Administration, Co-Creation, Participation