This event will discuss the integration of migrants in the EU as well as the EU's response to the recent refugee crisis
Since the early 1990s, immigration has been a more important source of population increase in the EU than the natural change due to births and deaths, while in recent years Europe is facing a large inflow of refugees. At the same time, Eurobarometer opinion surveys reveal that immigration tops the list of challenges that EU citizens are most concerned about and therefore effective policies toward immigration are more important now than ever.
Following the keynote address by Jutta Cordt on European and German immigration policies, the event will focus on integration of migrants in the EU and explore the reasons behind the large differences in migration integration effectiveness across the EU member states.
The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with DIW Berlin will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Berlin of the study authored by Uuriintuya Batsaikhan, Zsolt Darvas and Inês Gonçalves Raposo on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union.
This event is made possible with the kind support of the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.
Jutta Cordt, President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
Presentation of the Report: People on the Move: Impact and Integration of Migrants in the European Union
Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow
Chair: Guntram B. Wolff, Director
Manu Bhardwaj, Vice President for Research and Insights, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
Herbert Brücker, Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg
Naika Foroutan, Member of the Bruegel Scientific Council and, Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM)
Manjula M. Luthria, Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank
Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg and head of the department for International Comparisons and European Integration at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg
President of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
Member of the Bruegel Scientific Council and, Vice-Director of the Berlin Institute on Integration and Migration Research (BIM)
Senior Economist at the Social Protection Labor and Jobs Global Practice, World Bank
Chairman, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, and Vice Chairman, Mastercard Worldwide
Migration is one of the most divisive policy topics in today’s Europe. In this publication, the authors assess the immigration challenge that the EU faces, analyse public perceptions, map migration patterns in the EU and review the literature on the economic impact of immigration to reflect on immigration policies and the role of private institutions in fostering integration.
The event, organised by Bruegel in cooperation with the Institute for International Affairs will discuss these and related questions and will also feature the launch in Rome of the study authored by Zsolt Darvas on the impact and integration of migrants in the European Union.
How has immigration become an essential part of the EU? What incentives should be made to encourage EU intra-mobility? Why and how should we proceed to foster refugees' inclusion in the EU? Zsolt Darvas and Manu Bhardwaj of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth discuss the future of migration within the EU.
Creation of a European identification for refugees and a pan-European registry would encourage better financial inclusion, along with clear guidelines about financial regulation and public-private partnerships
This event discussed the impact and integration of migrants as well as national and European immigration policy challenges.
Europeans’ enthusiasm for immigration from other EU countries is steadily increasing –two-thirds of the EU population, on average, now support it.
Natural change of EU28 population (the balance of live births and deaths) has fallen from high positive values in the 1960s to essentially zero recently, while the previous close-to-zero net immigration has turned positive and, since the early 1990s, become a more important source of population growth than natural increase
This post studies why wages in Germany have not borne strong increases despite a relatively strong labour market. I list four reasons why announcing the death of the Phillips curve – the negative relationship between unemployment and wage growth – is premature in Germany. One of the reasons I report is substantial immigration from the rest of the EU.
The Commission’s proposed revision of the Posted Workers Directive has been approved by the European Parliament’s Employment Committee, which welcomes the arrival of “equal pay for equal work”. But the revision will have little impact, and was largely unnecessary. Instead we should focus on the fight against bogus self-employment, social security fraud and undeclared work.
On 11 October Bruegel together with GIGA and Real Instituto Elcano will organise a conference on relations between the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.
After President Macron’s recent tour of Central and Eastern European countries, EU posted workers are getting a lot of attention. However, a major reform of the system is already underway and we should not confuse posted workers with long-term labour migrants. Posted workers are a small part of the labour force, and their labour market impact is likely to be minor.
This presentation was delivered in Brussels on 31 January 2017 at a hearing of think-tanks, to advise the European Parliament on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive.