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Pioneers of europe's integration 'from below': mobility and the emergence of europe identity among national and foreign citizens in the eu

Objective

A widely held view, re-asserted in several EU documents, is that "the mobility of citizens within the EU encourages the sharing of cultures and promotes the concept of European citizenship as well as that of a political Europe". Since the Treaty of Rome, therefore, a higher movement of individuals among member states has been favoured. Nonetheless cross-country mobility remains very low and its expected virtuous effects on European integration a matter of mere speculation. To understand why mobility is so low, the project focuses on those few Europeans who do move, seeking to answer some basic questions through empirical multimethod analysis at the individual level: Do people who move really contribute to further European integration? What are the implications of mobility for the quality of life of the persons and families involved? In which regard do ' internal movers ' from member states differ from 'external movers' from candidate countries migrated to the EU?

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
Address
Via Valori, 9
50132 Firenze
Italy

Participants (4)

FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
Address
Rue De La Chaise 10
75007 Paris
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Linton Road
OX2 6UD Oxford
UNIVERSITY OF ALICANTE
Spain
Address
Carretera De San Vicente S/n
03080 Alicante
ZENTRUM FUER UMFRAGEN METHODEN UND ANALYSEN
Germany
Address
B2, 1
68072 Mannheim