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The University of Southampton
Economic, Social and Political Sciences

A mobile Europe: background, future and implications of EU mobility Seminar

29 January 2014
Building 58 room number 1007

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Centre for Population Change on 02380 594080 or email .

Event details

Social Sciences Seminar

European mobility has been highly debated in the past couple of years and in many EU countries this debate has come up recently again. Yet the mobility of EU citizens is at the hearth of the EU integration project. In this presentation I will focus on patterns of European mobility and their development over time. Second I focus on the characteristics of European migrants in flow and stocks: Who are the Europeans that are moving around and what background do those residing in another EU country have? Finally I study the effects of European mobility for intergenerational family relations, intermarriage and settlement patterns. Whereas the first part of the presentation will take a comparative European approach, the latter part of the presentation will focus on Belgium. I will draw from official migration statistics and supplement the presentation with new survey data that can shed light on European family relations.

Speaker information

Helga de Valk, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute / Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Professor at the Interface Demography, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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