Policy workshop - Implications of Brexit for EU migrants

10 May 2016 - CPC hosted a research dissemination event for policy-makers and practitioners to hear and discuss our latest research on EU migrants living in the UK, migrants' attitudes to the forthcoming referendum, and the resulting social policy implications.


10:00 - 10:15 Registration and coffee

10:15 - 10:30 Welcome and Introduction
Jonathan Portes, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

10:30 - 11:15 'Who are the EU migrants? A demographic profile of individuals born in the EU living in England & Wales'
Professor Jane Falkingham OBE, FAcSS and Professor Maria Evandrou, University of Southampton with discussant Professor Helga de Valk, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. This presentation links to our Briefing Paper 33.

11:15 - 12:00 'Should I stay or should I go? Strategies of EU citizens living in the UK in the context of the EU referendum'
Professor Derek McGhee, University of Southampton with discussant Professor Anne White, UCL. This presentation links to our Briefing Paper 35

12:00 - 12:45 'Expense turns to investment: How the welfare state supports EU migrants' economic achievements'
Professor Paul Bridgen and Professor Traute Meyer, University of Southampton with discussant Dr Ann Morissens, University College Leuven (UCLL). This presentation links to our Briefing Paper 34

12:45 - 13:00 Closing remarks
Adrian Favell, University of Leeds.

13:00 Networking lunch

The event was held at the Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster.

In addition to this closed morning session, we also hosted a public panel debate on the same day, where around 100 members of the public were invited to discuss these pressing issues with the following panel 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

Further details are available 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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