European Union

The free movement of EU citizens has had significant implications for intra-European migration and settlement. There have been concerns about its impact on welfare states, and many EU states have introduced length of stay requirements for social assistance as a consequence. It has also been accompanied by greater restrictions on the movement of ‘Third Country Nationals’. In the study of migration the European Union (EU) is often differentiated into the EU15 or the old EU, EU8/10, the countries that joined the EU in 2004, and the A2 (Romania and Bulgaria). The A2 were subject to transitional measures limiting free movement until 2014.

Blog Posts

National institutions vs EU policies?

Martin Ruhs, Joakim Palme

COMPAS Round Up Summer 2017

COMPAS communications team

The new lefts

Nicholas Van Hear

Belonging in the era of Brexit

COMPAS Communications

Tanya: a migration story

Dace Dzenovska

People Move

Ben Doherty

What to do about Calais, in 50 words

COMPAS Communications



Exploiting the Opportunity? Low-Skilled Work Migration After Brexit

Madeleine Sumption and Mariña Fernández-Reino

Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015

Heaven Crawley, Franck Düvell, Katharine Jones, Simon McMahon and Nando Sigona

The COMPAS Approach

Rob McNeil and COMPAS Communications

AMICALL: Final Evaluation Report

Marjorie Mayo, Alison Rooke

AMICALL: Final Transnational Report

Ben Gidley, Elizabeth Collett

EUMAGINE: Perceptions, Imaginations, Life-Satisfaction and Sociodemography: The Case of Ukraine

Franck Düvell,Bastian Vollmer, Yuriy Bilan, Yulia Borshchevska, Iryna Lapshyna, Svitlana Vdovtsova

EUMAGINE: Ukraine: Country and Research Areas Report

Bastian Vollmer, Yuriy Bilan, Iryna Lapshyna, Svitlana Vdovtsova

Clandestino: Ethical Issues in Irregular Migration Research

Franck Düvell, Bastian Vollmer, Anna Triandafyllidou

Changing Status, Changing Lives? Methods, Participants and Lessons Learnt

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs, Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Fair Enough? Central and East European Migrants in Low-Wage Employment in the UK

Bridget Anderson, Martin Ruhs, Sarah Spencer, Ben Rogaly

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications

Trends report

Migrants in the Welsh Labour Market

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Research Brief

Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU: Drivers, decisions and destinations

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Katharine Jones and Dimitris Skleparis

Information portal

UK Coordination of the European Website on Integration

Jacqui Broadhead

Research Brief

Unpacking a Rapidly Changing Scenario

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Nando Sigona, Simon McMahon, Katharine Jones

Policy Brief

Consistent Support and Mutual Learning Required

COMPAS Communications

Global Exchange briefings

What works in social-economic integration?

Jenny Phillimore

Policy Briefing

City Responses to Migrants with Irregular Status

Sarah Spencer

In Conversation

Super-diversity and the City

Sarah Spencer


Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership (AMICALL)

Sarah Spencer, Michael Keith and COMPAS Communications | 2011 – 2012

Balancing Citizenship of Insiders and Outsiders

COMPAS Communications | September 2013 – April 2017

City Initiative on Migrants with Irregular Status in Europe (C-MISE)

Myriam Cherti, Sarah Spencer, Nicola Delvino, Marie Mallet-Garcia and Nathan Grassi | Phase I: 2017-19 | Phase II: 2020-22

Diaspora Politics

Dace Dzenovska | 2013 – 2014

Early Legal Advice for Protection Applicants

COMPAS Communications | September 2012 – June 2014

Immigration and the NHS

Carlos Vargas-Silva | 2015 - 2016

Impact of Admission Criteria on the Integration of Migrants (IMPACIM)

Sarah Spencer | December 2011 – October 2012

Integration Policies: Who Benefits?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 – April 2015

Migration and Poverty in the UK

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption and COMPAS Communications | February – April 2015

Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER)

Carlos Vargas-Silva, Madeleine Sumption, Rob McNeil and William Allen | January 2017 - December 2019

Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG)

COMPAS Communications | Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

WORK>INT: Assessing and enhancing integration in workplaces

COMPAS Communications | January 2014 – June 2015