Much research on displacement, migration and flight hone in on the challenges, hardship and tragedies associated with mobility. While of central importance, there is a need to also focus on the hopes and aspirations of those that move, those that cannot move but desperately try and of those that decide to stay. Their eyes are on the future – and they plan prospectively for how to best secure a place for themselves or their children in the future. But they are not the only ones who dream! Nation states, international and regional entities and political authorities also have visions about the future. Accordingly, political struggles often revolve around different visions and dreams found to be at odds with each other; be it in relation to border control and migrant aspirations, political conviction and anti-radicalization and security or in relation to diaspora politics.