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Mobility trajectories of young lives (MO-TRAYL) 

Mobility trajectories of young lives (MO-TRAYL) is a five year research project which studies the relation between migration and young people’s life chances. MO-TRAYL is led by prof. Valentina Mazzucato at Maastricht University. We conduct research in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Ghana, where we collect data directly from young people. With our research we aim to make a difference for both schools and policymakers, by identifying ways that they can best deal with young people’s mobility. 

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 VIDEO

Mobility trajectories explained in 4 minutes

Our research project is called Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives. But what exactly is a mobility trajectory? Together with Bord & Stift, we created a video that explains in 4 minutes what our research is about. Click on ‘read more’ to watch the video. 

 

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 PARTICIPANTS

FOR PARTICIPANTS:

Would you like to participate in our research, or are you already doing so? Click on 'read more' to find general information about MO-TRAYL,  as well as information specifically for young people who (want to) participate in our project.

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 VIDEO

MO-TRAYL explained by Valentina Mazzucato 

Principal investigator Valentina Mazzucato has lived and worked in and on Africa for over twenty years, where mobility and migration is a part of everyday life. In the following video she explains what the MO-TRAYL research project is about. Click on ‘read more’ to watch the video. 

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 TEAM

Meet the MO-TRAYL team

The MO-TRAYL research team is led by prof. Valentina Mazzucato at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS). We do research in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and Ghana. Meet our team. 

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 PUBLICATIONS

New publication on conceptualising youth mobility trajectories

Would you like to learn more about youth mobility trajectories and why they can make a difference in understanding how migration and mobility affect youth's life chance outcomes? You can find out more about this in a recent article called Conceptualizing youth mobility trajectories: Thinking beyond conventional categories.

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 STORIES

Read about the mobility trajectories of the MO-TRAYL team members

MO-TRAYL team members Karlijn Haagsman, Gladys Akom Ankobrey, Sarah Anschütz, Laura Ogden, and Onallia Esther Osei share their mobility trajectories. 

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