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Mobility and Migration

Mobility and Migration

DIE_EritreaMobi_SymbolContemporary society is characterized by increasing mobility as geographical movement as well as within social dimensions. In geographical migration and mobility, classic factors should be mentioned first, such as conflicts, economic crises and changes, disasters and presumably in the future climate-induced environmental changes. The second important dimension of mobility is social mobility, not only in vertical terms (social advancement), but also in lateral terms, as an ordinary professional life becomes more and more diverse. Scientific and technical advances which fundamentally change social orders and offer humankind radically new possibilities with regard to its geographical and social mobility will also challenge this kind of mobility. 

These diverse interactions between different dimensions of mobility, but also with scientific and technological developments, have so far been the subject of too little or no sustainability research. Social and spatial mobility are important prerequisites for the creation of sustainability in direct correspondence with almost all SDG objectives. 

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