Project: Urban Implications and Governance of CEE migration

Acronym IMAGINATION (Reference Number: 438-12-412)
Project Topic Migration from Central and Eastern-European (CEE) countries has evolved into one of the main migration flows within Europe. CEE migrants are EU citizens and their mobility can be seen as a form of socio-economic participation on the European labour market. This project raises the question what the consequences are of this type of mobility for urban cohesion and urban policies. Latest studies show that migration patterns of CEE migrants are diversifying beyond seasonal labour migration to more permanent forms of migration. This has raised questions concerning how to deal with primarily urban social consequences of temporary and more permanent forms of CEE migration. The aim of this project is to enhance our theoretical and practical understanding of how urban regions can cope with the implications of CEE migration. This involves (1) an identification of types of migration from CEE countries, (2) an analysis of social implications of these types of migration for the receiving urban regions (3) an analysis of governance approaches by local governments in the receiving urban regions to these social implications. The project focuses on urban regions in Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey and includes the perspective of the CEE countries themselves as well.
Network JPI Urban Europe
Call JPI Urban Europe first Pilot Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Austrian Academy of Sciences Partner Austria
2 Erasmus University Rotterdam Coordinator Netherlands
3 Koc University Partner Turkey
4 University of Gothenburg Partner Sweden