Labour migration from the European periphery to the EU’s core

EU enlargement is once again becoming a priority for European decision makers and is seen as an effective foreign policy tool in challenging geopolitical times. However, it is imperative to recognise EU accession as a multifaceted process that can also exacerbate socio-economic disparities within and beyond the EU. This policy study analyses this phenomenon in light of two specific issues: the application of visa liberalisation policies under EU accession negotiations; and the negative effects of high levels of migration from the semi-periphery to the core of the EU induced by access to free movement.

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Political Mentor: Evin Incir, S&D MEP
Academic Mentor: Lisa Marie Borrelli, Associate Professor UAS