|Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration (CARIM)
|In recent years, a new migration stream from Egypt to Europe, especially to Italy and France, has
been observed. In this study, an attempt is made to explore Egyptian migratory patterns in these
Firstly, migration statistics and estimates of Egyptians abroad vary according to source. The
Egyptian estimates are always higher than the receiving countries’ estimates and, sometimes, estimates
vary from one source to another within one country. These discrepancies in the statistics are explored.
Secondly, a qualitative research project was carried out in Italy and France to learn about the
patterns of Egyptian migration in these two countries. Moreover, migration policies and the living and
working conditions of Egyptians in these two destinations are explored. Qualitative methods are
utilized through the interviewing of 36 Egyptians in Milan and Paris in 2008. Interviewees were
identified utilizing the snowball technique. In addition to the in-depth interviews, group discussions
and observations were utilized to fulfill the objectives of this study.
After the introductory section, contemporary Egyptian migration is explained in Section II.
Section III is devoted to the explanation of the discrepancies between statistics on Egyptian
migrants. Section V explores Egyptian migration policies and cooperation on migration. The
penultimate section is devoted to the living and working conditions of Egyptians in Milan and
Paris, while the last section offers a conclusion.
|[Migration Policy Centre]
|CARIM Research Report
|The Migratory Patterns of Egyptians in Italy and France