Public panel debate – Implications of Brexit for EU migrants

10 May 2016 - To inform opinion ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum, CPC hosted a free public panel debate to discuss the wider issues around our recent research on EU migrants living in the UK, migrants' attitudes to the forthcoming referendum, and the resulting social policy implications.

The panel consisted of the following members:

Mark Mardell (Chair), Presenter, BBC Radio 4 World this Weekend
Professor Jane Falkingham OBE, FAcSS, Director, Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton
Don Flynn, Director, Migrants' Rights Network
Professor Derek McGhee, Professor of Sociology and Head of Social Sciences, University of Southampton
Professor Traute Meyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of Southampton
Dr Athina Vlachantoni, Associate Professor in Gerontology, University of Southampton

The debate was held at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster and ran from 3pm until 4.30pm.

CPC Briefing Papers of the research covered are now available:

Who are the EU migrants in England and Wales?

Expense turns to investment: How the welfare state supports EU migrants' economic achievements

Should I stay or should I go? Strategies of EU citizens living in the UK in the context of the EU referendum

We also held a closed morning session on the same day. Our researchers presented their work in more depth, with the opportunity for discussion and networking afterwards. Further details can be found here.

These events form part of the Economic and Social Research Council's 'The UK in a changing Europe' initiative, which aims to provide an independent source of information and insight about UK-EU relations ahead of the EU referendum. The events are organised in collaboration with Population Europe, the network of Europe's leading demographic research centres.

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