Perceptions of Migration in Europe. Implications for Policy-Making

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Policy-making on immigration and asylum is often motivated by prevailing public attitudes. At the same time, public opinion can be shaped by how political actors frame the issues and challenges at hand. Since the onset of the ‘refugee crisis’ in 2014, irregular migration has been of particular concern to people across the EU and has remained high on the political agenda. In many EU member states, negative sentiment among some social groups is perceived to be on the rise, thus motivating the adoption of restrictive policies. Have European citizens really become less accepting of immigration over the past few years? Or is it that the perceptions of policy-makers have changed? How have policy-makers’ perceptions and public opinion interacted to produce particular policy outcomes, and what lessons can we draw?
The policy dialogue, organised jointly by MEDAM and the Dahrendorf Forum, brings together European researchers and policy-makers for an exchange of research results and policy ideas on issues related to public and political perceptions of immigration. 

 

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15
November 2018
Thursday
13:15-14:30

1450

Speakers

Esther Ademmer
MEDAM Researcher, Kiel IfW
Tobias Stöhr
MEDAM Researcher, Kiel IfW
Lenka Drazanova
OPAM Researcher, EUI, Florence
Josefin Graef
Dahrendorf Forum Researcher, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Monica de Coninck
Member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, Belgian Minister of Labour in 2011-14

Chair

Nadzeya Laurentsyeva
Research Fellow, CEPS

Perceptions of Migration in Europe. Implications for Policy-Making

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15
November 2018
Thursday
13:15-14:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12.30 onwards.

1450

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels