Immigration has polarised European politics for decades. There have been defenders and opponents of migration into Europe, and it has often been the matter of acrimonious debate. In recent years, however, the dispute between the two groups often seems to have largely vanished. If the opinion that migration is a threat rather than an asset prevails, there is a risk that European States will forego the benefits of immigration. In doing so, it will undermine Europe’s recovery from the crisis and, ultimately, its position of importance in the world. However, if the consensus shifts and European societies come to see migration as a dynamic and positive force, then migration and migrants can and will help these societies better prepare for future challenges. In this volume, which is accompanied by a booklet summarising its contents, MPC’s experts re-think eight migration stereotypes in the light of MPC’s research and broader academic scholarship.
The volume and the booklet will be presented to the press in Brussels in the presence of the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ms Cecilia Malmström on 11 July 2014.
The INTERACT project invites you to the next International Workshop in the role of the Countries of Origin in integration of immigrants in the EU.
The workshop will take place in Barcelona on 23-24 October 2014.
Reflecting on... by Philippe Fargues
On 30 June, 45 corpses were found asphyxiated in the hold of a fishing boat that was smuggling 600 migrants and asylum seekers to the shore of Sicily. The Mediterranean has become the most dangerous route to Europe and the Achilles’ heel of its migration system. [ Read more ]
Non, l'Europe ne doit pas se fermer à l'immigration ! Sa prospérité en dépend (Le Monde, 14-07-2014)
Le directeur du Centre d'études des politiques migratoires réagit à la proposition de Jean-Claude Juncker de nommer un commissaire européen à l'immigration. [ Read more ]