The consecutive enlargements of the EU, most recently including 11 countries from Central Eastern Europe and Cyprus and Malta (2004, 2007, 2013), have extended the freedom of movement to workers from 28 EU member states and a population of more than half a billion. In spite of the documented overwhelmingly positive effects of EU mobility, the perceptions of and attitudes to EU mobility have become increasingly polarized, which may have contributed to UK’s decision to leave the EU. The GLO Cluster EU Mobility focuses on causes and impacts of EU mobility on receiving as well as sending labor markets, and migrants themselves. Some of the key focus topics include EU mobility’s impacts on employment and wages, productivity and innovation, public budgets, labor supply and employment prospects of those left behind, remittances and brain drain, and perceptions of and attitudes to EU mobility. This Cluster has the ambition to generate rigorously scrutinized evidence on these topics and by doing so enable key stakeholders and policy makers to make informed decisions about EU mobility frameworks to the benefit of EU citizens.
Cluster Lead: Martin Kahanec
Martin Kahanec is currently Mercator Senior Visiting Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels. He is a Professor and former Acting Dean (2017-2019) of the School of Public Policy at the Central European University (CEU). He is also Founder and Scientific Director of CELSI, Bratislava, a member of the GLO Advisory Board, and a former Chairperson of the Slovak Economic Association (2016-2018).
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 445 It’s the way people move! Labour migration as an adjustment device in Russia – Download PDF by Pastore, Francesco & Semerikova, Elena
- Quo Vadis, CEU? Interview With Former CEU School of Public Policy Dean Martin Kahanec.
- #CEU – expelled from Budapest. Central European University now moved to Vienna.
- GLO Fellows met on June 5 at the CEU in Budapest to discuss the future of Europe after the recent elections
- Budapest June 5, 2019. Public debate at the Central European University about the future of Europe after the European elections.
- GLO President delivered George Soros Lecture on May 8, 2019 at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 249 Social Cohesion and Labor Mobility – Download PDF by Zimmermann, Klaus F.
- GLO Discussion Paper No. 178 Migration as an adjustment mechanism in the crisis? A comparison of Europe and the United States 2006-2016 – Download PDF by Jauer, Julia & Liebig, Thomas & Martin, John P. & Puhani, Patrick A.