Successful collaboration begins with a shared language, hence the need for a glossary. This joint effort of contributors from several teams ensures, on the one hand, terminological and conceptual coherence across not only our theoretical approaches, but also the qualitative case studies and quantitative research conducted in OPPORTUNITIES. On the other hand, our glossary facilitates communication between the academic side of the project and the fieldwork conducted by NGOs, uniting our teams working from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Senegal.

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The term rural-urban migrant is used to designate any person who migrates from a rural location to the city. In recent years, African cities seem to serve as springboards for migrants heading for other countries in Africa and beyond.

⇢ see also Migrant

References and further reading:

Tandian, Aly. 2013. “Nouvelles figures des migrations au Sénégal : Quand les migrants internes et internationaux se côtoient.” Blocs 1. 2–19.

Tandian, Aly. 2018. “Migrer pour une réussite évidente : la construction de routes migratoires à partir de représentations.” Série Anthropologie 3 (November 2018): 106– 114.

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