NCCR On the Move

2014 series

Home institution: University of Neuchatel

Migration to Switzerland has undergone a fundamental change in the past decade. Earlier patterns consisted mostly of long-term migration. However, the situation has altered due to changing national and European legislation and economic agreements between countries. Closely interlinked national and global markets have been further increasing temporary forms of mobility. Migratory reality today is thus more complex than ever and, so far, barely any systematic research has been conducted. The NCCR "On the Move – The Migration-Mobility Nexus" aims to better understand the changed migration and mobility patterns of today and its consequences for the State, the economy and society at large. This will provide a basis for an informed, forward-looking and sustainable migration policy.

Further information on the NCCR:

  • Contact details

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    NCCR Management

    NCCR Director

    Prof. Gianni D'Amato
    NCCR On the Move
    Abram-Louis-Breguet 2​​
    CH-2000 Neuchâtel
    Phone: +41 (0) 32 718 39 30
    gianni.damato@nccr-onthemove.chExternal Link Icon


    Dr. Aldina Camenisch
    NCCR On the Move
    Université de Neuchâtel
    Abram-Louis-Breguet 2​
    CH-2000 Neuchâtel
    Phone: +41 (0) 32 718 39 25
    aldina.camenisch@nccr-onthemove.chExternal Link Icon

  • Funding

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    NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.

    The SNSF is financing the NCCR On the Move in its second funding period.

    Financing 2014 – 2021 (Swiss francs)

    Funding source




    SNSF grant



    Funds of Neuchatel University



    Group funds of the project participants



    External funds



  • Evaluation / Review Panel

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    ​For each NCCR, the SNSF appoints a Review Panel composed of renowned experts whose task it is to evaluate scientific quality and the progress made in NCCR projects. The Review Panel of the NCCR On the Move consists of the following experts:

    Contact person at the SNSF:

    Thomas Griessen
    NCCR Team
    Swiss National Science Foundation
    Wildhainweg 3
    CH-3001 Bern
    Phone: +41 (0) 31 308 23 51
    thomas.griessen@snf.chExternal Link Icon

  • Research structures

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    National Centres of Competence in Research leave their mark on the research landscape well beyond the SNSF funding period. They help to define key topics and sustainably change Swiss research structures. Thus NCCRs can lead to the creation of new professorships and courses of study as well as new infrastructures or platforms at the universities involved.

    NCCRs operate as a network in which a large number of scientific partners are active. Working within these networks has borne fruit in the form of new research approaches and excellent scientific contributions.

    Structures created by this NCCR until now:

  • Contributions to society and the economy

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    The National Centres of Competence in Research not only engage in cutting-edge research, they also play an i​​mportant role in transferring knowledge and new technologies to the economy and to society at large. They lead to the formation of start-ups, and the new insights have the potential to awaken the interest of politicians, globally active companies and the public at large.

    Communication and knowledge and technology transfer of the NCCR On the Move:

  • Promotion of academic careers and equal opportunities

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    The National Centres of Competence in Research consciously promote promising young researchers and are committed to equal opportunities for men and women in research.

    Measures taken by the NCCR On the Move to promote young researchers and gender equality.