Africans in the EU: We need your opinions!

Are you from Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, or Uganda? Make your needs heard!

The University of Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) in the Netherlands is working with Oxfam Novib, the international poverty action initiative, on discovering the financial services that African migrants living in the European Union need, especially when it comes to services to help you send money to your family and friends back home. We understand that it can be hard to send money back home. Services are sometimes expensive, unsafe, and difficult to access. With your help we can start to change that, but the first step is understanding a little bit more about you, how you send money, and what can be done to make sending money easier.

How can you help? You can complete a short survey for us. The survey, which takes about ten minutes to fill out, asks questions about your background (where you’re from, how old you are, and other basic information), your money sending habits, and the financial services you need access to. The survey can be completed online (via the link below) or with a member of our research team, who would be happy to meet with you if you would prefer to talk to someone in person. The survey is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. The survey is completely anonymous, and you can be assured that your information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.       

Interested? Great! The survey can be completed online at: … 0f0s/start or with a member of our research team. If you would like complete the survey in person, please just send an email to the research director Melissa Siegel at melissa.siegel[at] and we can arrange a time and place. If you have any question about the research or the survey, please do not hesitate to contact us. Further, if you know of other people from one of the countries above who you think would be interested, please forward this information to them.

Thank you very much for your help, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Best wishes,

The MGSoG Research Team

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