Have you left your country in the last 5 years? Where for? Why?

Tell us your story, participate in an online research survey!

Help us track how the economic crisis has affected migration and mobility in the EU. This joint project is coordinated by the Global Governance Programme (EUI), the Elcano Royal Institute, Trinity College Dublin, and the Technical University of Lisbon.

Over the past five years, residents of southern Europe and Ireland have been hard hit by economic crises and austerity measures, facing high levels of unemployment, a fall in salaries and welfare benefits, and a substantial deterioration of their professional development and quality of life. The employment crisis seems to have hit the young more than other age groups.
Many have responded by leaving for other countries or continents.
There has been a certain media hype about these new emigration waves, however, little is known about who is actually emigrating, where they are going, why they are leaving, and what this means for the southern European countries’ economy and society.

The online survey is part of a research initiative aiming to understand whether and in what ways the ongoing crisis has affected migration and mobility in the EU, and particularly in Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The project is coordinated by the Global Governance Programme of the EUI together with the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid, Trinity College Dublin and the Technical University of Lisbon.
The survey will run online from 20th May to 20th July 2013.
First data and analysis will be published in October 2013.

Participate in the survey, tell us your story!
The Survey is available in 5 languages:
ENGLISH | SPANISH | ITALIAN | PORTUGUESE| GREEK

By Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas ( EG visiting professors).

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