Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
Albeit immigration is not a new phenomenon, it has recently taken center stage in political discussions both in Europe and in the US. The free movement of people is a basic right in the European Union, nevertheless, the sizable migratory flows after the eastern enlargement of the EU created major political reactions all across the EU. It also had a major economic and social impact on the new member states of the EU. Immigration from low-income countries add a different layer to the political discussion and to the economics of immigration. The recent large wave of immigration from Africa and Asia created a major political divide between the old and new member states of the EU. This EU Chat will review recent trends in immigration in the EU, the underlying factors that drive migratory flows in the EU and globally, the economic and budgetary implications and the policy actions taken by the EU and its member states. The discussion will offer an opportunity to learn from each other’s experience and to create new ideas that can help the EU to design new policies. Come hear from our EU Fellow for 2019-2020, Dr. István P. Székely, Principal Advisor for the European Commission in Brussels. Free pizza and drinks will be served. Space is limited so please register here.