“Changes in migration flows after the EU 2004 and 2007 accessions have undoubtedly become a hot academic and policy issue. This collection of innovative ideas and empirical contributions brings Europe’s new migration shape sharply into focus.” – Ágnes Hárs, Kopint-Tárki Institute for Economic Research, Budapest
"This book provides new, competent insights into the changing patterns, aims and strategies of skilled migrants circulating between old and new EU member states. Important reading not only for European migration specialists, but scholars and policymakers in the wider field." -- Heinz Fassmann, University of Vienna
“This book brings new data, information and, consequently, a conceptual framework to better understand migration in old and new EU countries. Reading for all social science scholars, though in a style also appealing to laymen.” – Dusan Drbohlav, Charles University in Prague
This volume presents new research on post-accession migration from Central and Eastern Europe in the short period since the EU enlargements of 2004 and 2007. Explanations of post-accession migration patterns, trends and mechanisms delve into the complexities of these phenomena. New groups of migrants and types of migrations are identified -- such as young migrants, often students or graduates, without family obligations and without clear plans concerning their future life. Case studies on Poland, Romania, Hungary and Latvia as well as the United Kingdom and Germany – being major destination countries – divulge the multifaceted nature of transition, whether in the form of labour migration, short-term mobility (including among international students) or return migration. The volume insightfully points towards future migration trends and sets guidelines for further research.
Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska is a research fellow at the Centre of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw and director of the Institute of Sociology at the Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Aimee Kuvik is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research and Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Birgit Glorius is associate professor of human geography of Central Eastern Europe at Chemnitz University of Technology.