January 4, 2019
Read our recent research on the ways in which concerns about welfare provision impact upon citizen's attitudes toward immigration.
December 10, 2018
Media systems vary across the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. New REMINDER research studying how the media covers migration in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia confirms that, in the former two countries, media discourses are shaped by political influences, where incumbent governments’ favouritism distorts media markets heavily, and pro-government journalism is now on the rise.
4 January 2019
This working paper from examines the determinants of citizens’ perceptions of the impact of immigration on public finances. The authors show that EU citizens’ evaluations of the impacts of immigration on welfare are partly responsive to estimates of fiscal exposure from immigration in their country. However, evaluations depend less on the extent of immigrants’ contributions towards the costs of what they receive, and more on the identity of the recipient. This suggests that identity considerations appear to underlie people’s perceptions of impacts more than economic considerations.
9 August 2018
This is the last in a series of three papers of work package 11. It looks at the practices of media in the reporting of migration and intra-EU mobility in a set of EU member states: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
6 August 2018
This new paper looks at why some Europeans support immigration from within the EU while rejecting immigration from elsewhere.