Research on the effects of EU freedom of movement of persons in EU countries of origin is scarce. Effects of emigration such as decreasing unemployment on local labour markets or an increase in remittances are more and more debated in relation to the socio-political outcomes of citizens leaving Eastern and Southern Europe. Since the 2010s, member states and the EU level address the brain-drain from EU countries of origin and the unequal conditions for the competition for labour in the EU’s single market. The research project aims to find out whether and how the free movement of persons and its effects in Southern and Eastern European societies promotes support for EU integration, EU skepticism, or an agenda for reform. Collective actors and their perception of effects are key to answering this question empirically. Thereby, the project tests a key assumption formulated in EU integration theory – the positive relation between free movement of persons and European integration. The expected findings of the research may nuance this assumption and identify possible paradoxes in how the EU principle of freedom of movement impacts EU integration.
Field trip to Lithuania
Kseniia Cherniak spent three months in Lithuania to collect the data and get to know the country
Field trip to Romania
Our research fellow Hanna Kieschnick spent 3 months in Bucharest, Romania to collect data and learn more about the country.
Field trip to Brussel
Prof. Dr. Christof Roos visited Brussels and interviewed staff and politicians from various European institutions
Field trip to Portugal
Dr. Max Nagel spent a month in Portugal to collect the data
Yasir und Polina - Welcome to the team!
From June our team is getting bigger as Yasir Safa Doğancil and Polina Murygina join us in the role of student assistants.
Kseniia Cherniak tells about the project at Lithuanian media
During the field trip to Lithuania, our research assistant Kseniia Cherniak spoke to the Lithuanian media 15min about the project and her…
Update on the project work
After three months of intense work we can already see progress on the project development.
New paper of Prof. Dr. Christof Roos on the policy responses…
New paper of Prof. Dr. Christof Roos on the policy responses to freedom of movement
Dr. Max Nagel, welcome to the team!
In February a new team member is joining us at the Institute of Work and Economy of the University of Bremen – Dr. Max Nagel. He is a…
Participation in the conference “Those who leave and those…
Participation in the conference “Those who leave and those who stay: the consequences of emigration”, January 27-28, 2022 (online)
Ella Fruchtmann, welcome to the team!
Wir freuen uns, Ella Fruchtmann als stud. Mitarbeiterin begrüßen zu dürfen!