Immigration in the EU: Policies and politics in times of crisis 2007-2012
Title: Immigration in the EU: Policies and politics in times of crisis 2007-2012
Series/Report no.: EUDO Report; 2012/05; EUDO Public Opinion Observatory
The present study stems from research conducted at EUDO within the framework of the project “Puzzled by Policy”, as part of an international consortium that won a tender within the European Commission’s “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” (Objective Theme 3: ICT for Governance). In the report, we provide an overview of immigration policy developments at the EU level and in three Mediterranean member states that are project’s pilot countries: Greece, Italy, and Spain. We lay particular emphasis on changes that have taken place in the last few years, characterized by deep recession and an unfavourable climate for immigrants and EU citizens alike. However, we do not exhaust our attention on adopted legislation. Rather, we aim at a comprehensive presentation of the landscape of immigration policies and politics in the EU by including the positions and immigration policy proposals of important policy stakeholders in the countries concerned as well as at the EU level.
Type of Access: openAccess