Long Night of Research in Vienna

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 Apr 16, 2018

IOM staff from the Vienna Regional Office and the Austria country office joined scientists from all over the world at the Long Night of Research at the Vienna International Centre, one of the United Nations regional headquarters on Friday (April 13).

The biannual event, supported by the Austrian Government, spotlights science and research at several locations across the Austrian capital. It gave IOM the chance to highlight its work on data management, and also MigApp, the Organization’s new app which provides useful information for migrants on all stages of their journeys, as well as letting them know about IOM's programmes and services.

Ivona Zakoska-Todorovska, who works on IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) at the Vienna Regional Office presented IOM’s valuable work on data collection and analysis in the context of the recent mixed Migration Flows for Europe. IOM Austria made a presentation on the European Migration Network, an EU network of migration and asylum experts who work together to provide objective, policy-relevant information.

“This was an excellent initiative for us to be associated with”, said Zakoska-Todorovska. “We were pleasantly amazed by the huge level of interest in migration and data. Over 100 people took our migration quiz and there was a constant stream of visitors to our booth."