Coordinators

  • Dr. Marta Kindler (CMR), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Objectives

The initiative “Ukrainian Migration to the European Union”builds on three years of activities, as well as on two decades of the Centre of Migration Research (CMR) experience of inquiring into migration of Ukrainians.

This initiative started by exploring and analysing temporality, continued with the study of the economic crisis’ impact on Ukrainian nationals migrating to the EU and currently seeks to research the effects of European and national-level policies aimed at targeting irregular migration and undocumented work of migrants, especially looking at how these counteract (or contribute to) the social exclusion of third-country nationals in the EU, not only Ukrainians. Ukrainian migration to the EU provides significant empirical data for the analysis of irregular residence and undeclared employment of third-country nationals, and is an exceptional comparative case for the effects of various national policies and overarching EU migratory regimes in shaping the (il)legality of migration flows and residence statuses.

The main objective for this year is to continue developing the already created research network, among others by organising a workshop dedicated to the issue of effects of polices towards irregular migration and undocumented migrant work in the EU as well as opportunities and limitations in studying these issues. The workshop will be also an occasion to discuss future research project applications and a new angle for this research initiative. The second objective relates to finalising work on the editing of a book “Beyond circulation? Ukrainian migration to the EU” and as well as initiating a new publication and research plans. 

 

Members

  • Agata Górny, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Monika Szulecka, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Zuzanna Brunarska, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw
  • Lucinda Fonseca, Centro de Estudos Geográficos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sonia Pereira, Centro de Estudos Geográficos, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Anna Triandafyllidou, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Sabrina Marchetti, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence, Italy
  • Francesca Vianello, University of Padua, Italy
  • Olga Kupets, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • Victoriya Volodko, Department of History and Theory of Sociology, Faculty of History, Lviv National University of Ivan Franko, Lviv, Ukraine
  • Guri Tyldum, FAFO Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway
  • Yana Leontiyeva, Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Petra Ezzeddine-Luksikova,  The Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague
  • Olena Fedyuk, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Michaela Maroufof, ELIAMEP, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Greece
  • Marina Nikolova,  ELIAMEP, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Greece
  • Bastian Vollmer, University of Oxford, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, UK
  • Mikolaj Stanek, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
  • Renata Hosnedlova, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
  • Elisa Brey, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain

Agenda of activities

  • May 2014 – current – editing final manuscript of the book “Beyond circulation? Ukrainian migration to the EU”
  • October2014 – February 2015 preparing workshop, extending the network of researchers participating in the initiative
  • March 2015 – workshop, discussing future cooperation and research proposal to be submitted in the second half of 2014

 

  • Output

The activities carried out as part of this initiative led to the development of a research network of international scholars and experts, including those from Ukraine, which allowed to exchange ideas and research findings regarding migration of Ukrainian nationals to the EU. Several workshops were organised as part of this initiative (‘Current State of Research on Ukrainian Migration: topics, methods and theoretical approaches’ in 2011, ‘Changes in Migration of Ukrainian Nationals to the European Union: Two decades of research’ in 2012 and ‘Patterns of Ukrainian Migration during the Economic Crisis’ in 2013). These workshops led to, among others, the development of new initiatives (such as the Annotated Bibliography of Recent Ukrainian and Russian Language Sources on Ukrainian Labour Migration developed as part of the CARIM-EAST Research project). As an output of the research network’s co-operation, researchers have contributed to a book on the migration of Ukrainian nationals to the European union, edited by Marta Kindler and OlenaFedyuk whose manuscript was submitted 2014 to the IMISCOE Editorial Committee with the aim to publish it as part of the IMISCOE-Springer Research Series. The co-operation in the research network also led to the development of a first draft of a research project proposal, and was used in the preparation process of the project application by CMR (part of a coalition led by Oxford IMI) to the 7th EU Framework Programme.

The expected outputs in the following months:

  • Organising a workshop titled “The role of divers legal regimes in shaping migrants’ experiences: visible impacts and research challenges”in Warsaw, in March 2015
  • Elaborating international research proposal to be submitted in 2015 to EU granting schemes
  • Concluding work on the books edited by the initiative members

Extending the network of researchers participating in the initiative and widening the scope of the initiative