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Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms

Objective

The overarching goal of the project is to understand the economic, social, institutional and policy factors that have shaped the impacts of free movement and public debates about it. It aims to help European policymakers develop policy responses that inspire public trust, ensure the fairness and sustainability of free movement, and maintain inclusive policies that reduce inequalities across the continent.

First, the project will generate a deeper understanding of the nature and impacts of intra-EU mobility, focusing in particular on how countries’ institutional and policy environments shape the impacts of free movement on individuals, households, labour markets, public services and public finances. Second, it will assess how political and media narratives about intra-EU mobility are formed, focusing on the role of traditional and social media, political discourse, and influential participants in public debates. Third, it will assess the relationship between real and perceived impacts, examining the factors that drive realities and misperceptions about free movement and why these debates have unfolded in different ways across the EU.

A consortium of researchers with deep understanding of policies and institutions across Europe will implement a multi-disciplinary research strategy. Cutting-edge research methods will range from content analysis based on machine-learning techniques to multi-wave panel and survey experiments to theoretical and empirical analysis of the role of institutions and norms in shaping free movement and public debates about it. The project combines qualitative and quantitative approaches, carefully integrating work packages to allow data and results to flow seamlessly between them. Policy specialists will develop concrete options for reforms.

An experienced communications team will work with consortium members to develop accessible resources, ensuring wide reach to policymakers, media practitioners and influential stakeholders across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-REV-INEQUAL-2016
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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 694 313,75

Participants (14)

BUDAPESTI GAZDASAGI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 26 250
Address
Marko Utca 29-31
1055 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 655
Address
Petrus Regoutplein 1 F 02
6211 XX Maastricht
Activity type
Other
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 483 696,25
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MIGRATION POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 246 492,50
Address
Gonzagagasse 1 5Th Floor
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 650 250
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KANTAR BELGIUM

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 187 162,69
Address
Rue Du Marais 49-53/3
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 380
Address
Saarstrasse 21
55122 Mainz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 198 625
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 162 500
Address
Rue De La Loi 155
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 27 000
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 43 750
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments