CE55 - Sociétés et territoires en transition

Hyper-places, Crises, Migrations and Inequalities – HYCI

Submission summary

The Hyper-places, Crises, Migrations, and Inequalities (HYCI) project proposes to analyze, through the prism of two major crises, asylum and Covid-19, the interactions between international migrations and the inequalities associated with it. HYCI defends the idea that the liberal convergence of migration governance would develop a security, unequal or conditional approach to access to mobility and migrants’ rights.
Two registers of inequalities will be analyzed: spatial inequalities and inequalities of rights under the effect of the operationalization of migration governance. The objective is to understand the articulation between the levels of socio-political organization of migration and the adaptation of the strategies of migrants whose experiences reflect their capabilities and resilience. The migrants-territory relationship will be questioned in the globalized hyper-places which structure migratory ParKour according to varying temporalities and spatial scales. HYCI will explore the circulation of discourses between levels of governance (international, regional, national, local) and between the actors involved (States, international institutions and agencies, associations, municipalities) in the operationalization processes. The aim is to describe this multi-scale interaction and how it influences the attitude of these actors and those of migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, migrants, unaccompanied minors, victims of trafficking).
These questions will be approached from heterogeneous databases (statistics, textual and photographic). HYCI will combine SHS with AI to renew the modeling of the intertextuality of discourses and migrations as well as the semiotic analysis of photographs.
HYCI is co-built with partners in health and political action to enhance the operational dimension with professionals in the welcome of migrants, decision-makers, and the public.

Project coordination

Nelly Robin (Institut de recherche pour le developpement)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


ECPAT France
LIMOS Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Modélisation et d'Optimisation des Systèmes
Puissance 5 Solidarité Réfugié Grèce
CRIL Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens
Réseau et partenariat avec les villes accueillante
ISED-Institut de santé et de développement
CEPED Institut de recherche pour le developpement
Alarm Phone Sahara
The Institute of Etnography of Serbian Academy of Siences and Arts

Help of the ANR 342,376 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2023 - 36 Months

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