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Project Description

Urban Implications and Governance of CEE migration

Currently, migration is one of the most important political and social topics within the EU. Intra-EU migration is a topic area which must be studied for a true understanding for its effects on the European labour market. The reasons for intra-EU mobility have become diverse, and now involve more permanent forms of migration. The main flow of Intra-EU migration now comes from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into the rest of the EU. Due to the more permanent nature of EU migration issues of inclusion have arisen. The IMAGINATION project recognises not only the economic necessity but also the pressing political need to research CEE migration. The project has three aims: firstly, it will identify the types of migration from CEE countries. Secondly, it will analyse the social impacts of these types of migration in the receiving urban areas. Thirdly, it will analyse attempts by local governments in the receiving urbans areas to face the social implications of CEE migration. IMAGINATION focuses on urban regions in Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Turkey. This research aims to use its research to look at innovative cities forming local solutions which lead towards more inclusive societies.

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. G.B.M. Engbersen
Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)
T: +31 (0)10 408 2084
T: +31 (0)10 408 2085


Austrian Academy of Sciences (AT)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)

Koç University (TK)

University of Gothenburg (SE)

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