Communicating with States: ‘Underprivileged’ Migrations within the European Union (conference)

Project leader

Ildiko Asztalos Morell

Conference dates

5-6 October, 2015

Project description

The creation of a joint labour market with free mobility set the framework for transnational migrations within the EU. While East to West labour force migrants with attractive skills were received mostly positively, the reaction to underprivileged migrations, of primarily Roma migrants, has been overwhelmingly skeptical in developed EU countries. This conference sets light on: the interrelation between push and pull mechanisms of migration, characterizing different source countries, such as Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Hungary and end-point countries, such as Sweden, Great Britain and Finland; the interface between migrants, local welfare state institutions and civil organisations in different EU countries, and to the role the EU plays in underprivileged mobility;  finally, the methodological aspects of field research. International scholars as well as representatives of civic organisations, politicians and welfare agents share their experiences.

Major funding source

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond