ROLE OF EUROPEAN MOBILITY AND ITS IMPACTS IN NARRATIVES, DEBATES AND EU REFORMS

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Watch: Speed Geeking the Many Aspects of Migration

Watch our fast-paced introduction to REMINDER's research on intra-EU migration, filmed in Oxford for the 2018 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Highlights

March 28, 2019

Turning the camera around: who watches the watchers?

Rob McNeil discusses how REMINDER’s research into media practices turns the camera upon news reporting on migration in Europe, revealing how and why different narratives and themes about migration have taken hold in different countries, and what led the people creating these stories to operate in such different ways.

March 13, 2019

Patterns of Migration in the European Union

REMINDER's research team at Maastricht University has produced a wide-ranging, user-friendly summary of available data on migration stocks and flows within the EU. Their work shows that, when it comes to analysing trends in intra-EU migration, the definition of 'migration' that is used plays a large part in determining the results of the research.

News & Events

May 5, 2019

Fourth Workshop on Migration, Health, and Well-Being, 5-6 May, 2019

Two day workshop on migration, health, and well-Being at the University of Pittsburgh with keynote speakers Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University) and Hillel Rapoport (Paris School of Economics).

March 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Generous welfare systems don’t make immigration more expensive for countries

New research by REMINDER shows that migration between countries in the EU does not entail higher costs for those countries with more expansive welfare provisions.

November 21, 2018

Watch: Speed Geeking the Many Aspects of Migration

Click here to watch ‘Speed Geeking the Many Aspects of Migration’, a REMINDER event held on 8 November 2018 as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Sciences.

Publications

26 February 2019

National Institutions and the Fiscal Effects of EU Migrants

Debates about the fiscal impacts of intra-EU migration have often focused on the consequences of granting migrant workers unrestricted access to the welfare programs of the host country. This working paper compares different welfare regimes across Europe, and studies how the net fiscal impact of EU migrant households differs across these regimes. The authors do not find any evidence to support the common idea that migrants generate greater fiscal burdens in more generous welfare states.

19 February 2019

Effects on utilisation, health and user satisfaction when access to health care is limited

There has been increasing recent debate on whether and to what extent certain sectors of the immigrant population, e.g. undocumented immigrant and mobile EU workers, should get access to welfare benefits and public services. This paper explores a reform that was introduced in Spain in 2012 in order to shed light on this issue.

13 March 2019

Patterns of Migration in the European Union

This working paper aims to map the patterns and dynamics of migration within the EU of individuals of EU28 origin as well as those from outside the region. The descriptive analysis is based on existing data, largely drawn from Eurostat’s online database on population statistics. This data allows the mapping of intra EU-migration patterns and dynamics during the last four years. As well as analysing EU28-wide stocks and flows, the paper zooms in to explore intra-EU migration for five of the key migration countries within the EU28: Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

Latest Tweets

Spring is in full bloom ahead of our Easter break!

Check out the blog post I wrote with @KatrinMarchand about return migration within the EU as part of the @EU_REMINDER project https://t.co/ZOhcUfOtLI

The speed of fright: research in a six minute slideshow - new #ESRCblog by Rob McNeil from @MigObs: https://t.co/cyBf171EPS

Eleven speakers at an #ESRCFestival event explained everything you could possibly want to know about the complex issue of EU migration in just 72 minutes!

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