Making Migration Work
Making Migration Work
The Future of Labour Migration in the European Union
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contents - 6 introduction - 8 acknowledgements - 12 1 how to make migration work - 14 2 the global and european neighbourhood migration systems: trends, policy choices, governance challenges and a look ahead - 40 3 satisfying labour needs in an ageing society - 52 4 migrant workers: inevitability or policy choice? - 70 5 intra-eu labour mobility after eastern enlargement and during the crisis: main trends and controversies - 84 6 labour migration from central and eastern europe and the implications for integration policy - 106 about the authors - 124

Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid

Monique Kremer, Erik Schrijvers (eds)

Making Migration Work

The Future of Labour Migration in the European Union

The complexion of labour migration in the European Union (EU) has altered in recent years. Not only has there been a shift in the length of time labour migrants spend abroad, but the nature, scale and direction of the migration flows have also changed dramatically. The enlargements of the EU in 2004 and 2007 were influential in this respect. A growing economy and large wage gaps encouraged a large stream of workers to leave the new Member States for the old. The EU’s open internal borders made it easy for them to return home or to move on to another Member State. This publication considers what this means for the future of labour migration and how policy should address this issue.

Monique Kremer

Monique Kremer is researcher affiliated to the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).

Erik Schrijvers

Erik Schrijvers is a senior research fellow and project coordinator at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).