by M. Kahanec & K. Zimmermann
This paper summarises key results from our research about post-enlargement mobility in the EU. We clarify its scope, composition and effects; labour market situation of mobile workers; the role of labour mobility as a vehicle of economic stabilisation; as well as brain circulation and return migration. We also outline a policy agenda for a labour mobility model for a vibrant EU, enabling Europe to cope with labour market imbalances and asymmetric economic shocks, and providing for a more prosperous, cohesive and equal EU.
JEL codes: J15, J61, J68
Keywords: EU enlargement, free movement of workers, labour mobility, migration policy, business cycle, stabilisation
Read WP 2016-066 here.