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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
OX2 6UD Oxford