271 EU Migrants in the UK After the Brexit Vote: Perceptions and Challenges to Belonging

Friday, July 14, 2017: 2:00 PM-3:45 PM
Gilbert Scott Building - Room 356 (University of Glasgow)
Intra-EU migration means that citizens of EU member states can exercise established treaty rights across the EU: work, study, settle, and retire. Despite temporary labour market access restrictions placed on Bulgarians and Romanians, such has been the case with EU migration to the UK since 2004. The British vote to leave the EU has cast doubt on this right. It has promised to affect in many direct and possibly indirect ways the life of EU migrants in the UK, sowing anxiety and uncertainty. How has this event affected EU migrants' perceptions of their place in the UK and the purpose of their migration? What challenges has it faced them with in terms of legal framework, institutions, rights, as well as in terms of interaction with and integration into the host community. These are the two leading questions the four papers in our panel aim to explore.
Ronald Ranta
Discussant :
Nevena Nancheva
See more of: Session Proposals