The project focuses on the general theme of policies and policy-making processes related to labor migration in Europe. The specific focus is on the interaction between the national and community levels, with particular attention to the “external dimension” of policy-making, especially in relation to origin countries (Morocco and Senegal as case studies). Another aspect receiving specific attention is the adjustment of national migration policies to the current economic and employment crisis. At the European level, the project will particularly analyze the launch phase of the future “Stockholm Program” and the impact of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on the community decision-making process.
This is an annual project that has given rise to a broader three-year research project, “Labour Migration Governance in contemporary Europe (LAB-MIG-GOV),” with which FIERI participated in the “Europe and Global Challenges” call jointly launched by the Compagnia di San Paolo and Volkswagenstiftung.