the Knowledge Base of European Labour Migration Policies
Funded by a EU Marie Curie Excellence Grant,
The KNOWMIG project aims to produce and transfer knowledge
on the impact of policy change on patterns of migration.
It focuses on three main questions:
How do policy changes, such as EU enlargement or new
labour migration programmes, affect decisions on migration
and settlement? In particular, how are such impacts
mediated by migrant networks, which diffuse information
and facilitate or impede adjustment to new opportunities?
How far can such dynamics be observed in the case of
recent East-West European migration? We explore how
networks have shaped migration and settlement strategies
of (potential) emigrants in Poland and Romania since
the early 2000s.
How do administrative agencies at national and EU level
make use of research on these patterns in policy-making?
This part of the project analyses patterns of knowledge
transfer and utilisation in Germany, the UK and the
KNOWMIG is a 4-year project, running from September
2004 – August 2008. It is being carried out by
an interdisciplinary team of 5 researchers, led by
Christina Boswell. Initially based at the Migration
Research Group, Hamburg, in 2006 the team relocated
to the School of Social and Political Studies, University
You can read more about the project under research and
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results by downloading our leaflet here.