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August 9, 2018
By Eric Karstens Mobility and migration are key policy issues of the European Union and, accordingly, of the news media. To better understand the dynamics behind migration reporting, we conducted a survey of journalists in nine European media landscapes in autumn 2017. In this post, we put the spotlight on Germany and discuss some of […]
August 6, 2018
The authors of this blog explore in this blog whether Europeans prefer EU nationals to other prospective immigrants.
July 16, 2018
This blog looks at whether immigrants are more likely to do risky or physically harmful work than native workers, and whether natives benefit from migrants being in more hazardous roles.
July 11, 2018
This blog explores to what extent European citizens distinguish between immigration from within and outside Europe, and whether specific concerns related to the effects of immigration on welfare and public finances play a role in these differences.
June 19, 2018
By Alexandra Embiricos Free movement is one of the greatest achievements and a core pillar of the European Union. But it is also one of the most complex policy areas. Coordination between 28 separate social security systems—including pensions and healthcare—is the ‘oil in the machinery’ that allows people to move between EU countries. It should […]
May 22, 2018
What kind of societal attitudes can be expected to influence a government´s readiness to support – or oppose – the free movement of workers within the EU? This blog outlines a new report, which maps societal attitudes and their longitudinal change patterns in Europe as well as looks into citizens’ views on the welfare state and labor market, European integration, immigration and the issue of free movement itself.
Focusing on the recent debates about the need to reform “free movement” of EU workers, we need to understand why and how differences in national institutions, especially in national welfare policies, can contribute to divergent national policy responses to free movement. Providing a theoretical analysis of these issues provides the basis for future empirical work.
May 9, 2018
The research explores media practices in 9 EU Member States.
April 19, 2018
Our understanding of intra-EU migration is still far from complete. Even basic stock and flow statistics on internal European movements suffer from considerable shortcomings: existing data does not reveal who is moving, why, and why to that specific country. In this post, we highlight three of the key challenges we experienced in gathering data on intra-EU mobility.
March 21, 2017
The first large, comparative set of estimates of the fiscal effects of the migration of EU citizens within the European Economic Area (EEA) shows that net fiscal effects are generally positive, but fairly modest.