176 Intra-European Migration – Diverse Causes, Forms and Consequences

Wednesday, June 26, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
C3.17 (Oudemanhuispoort)
Not least since the current financial and economic crisis in many European states, intra-European migration is often perceived economically as a means of alleviating unemployment in one country and fulfilling the manpower requirements of another. But intra-European migration has not only economic implications as is stated repeatedly. As Favell and Recchi have pointed out in their work, it is also an interesting social phenomenon, since it brings people from the different European member states in closer contact with each other, thus furthering the emergence of a truly European society. The aim of this panel is to probe deeper into the various facets of recent Intra-European migration by looking at the diverse social causes, forms and consequences of intra-European migration. All papers are based on current empirical research on the topic; some of them follow a quantitative approach, others draw on more qualitative methodologies. Thereby, the panel poses a number of interrelated questions: Why do Europeans migrate and what kind of experiences do they make in the process? How do the further migration trajectories of students evolve once they have graduated abroad? Which consequences does geographical mobility have for the development of a European identity? How well are intra-European migrants integrated on the labour market compared to those migrants from non-European countries? In this way, the panel sheds further light on the various facets of current intra-European migration processes.
Sören Carlson and Roland Verwiebe
Roland Verwiebe and Adrian Favell
Who profits from Germany’s culture of welcome? The impact of changing opportunity structures on labour market integration of new immigrants
Andreas Ette, Federal Institute for Population Research; Rabea Mundil-Schwarz, Federal Statistical Office; Lenore Sauer, Federal Institute for Population Research
Mobility trajectories of German students after graduating abroad
Sören Carlson, Freie Universität Berlin
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