Understanding the Migration Decisions of International Protection Applicants: Pilot Qualitative Study

The ESRI is piloting a study on decision-making among international protection applicants, funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. The objective of the pilot study is to develop a methodology for research into how and why international protection applicants migrate, to inform reception policies and create an evidence-based understanding of motivations. The research builds on a previous report which examines factors behind the large increase in international applications in 2022.