Immigration into Eastern Europe: new challenges

Central and Eastern Europe must address a new phenomenon: it is now a place of immigration. How is the region responding? Watch the discussion webcast hosted by the LSE IDEAS.

Central and Eastern Europe is increasingly a place of immigration as well as emigration — of returning migrants, of increasingly dynamic movement by EU citizens, and of non-EU economic migrants and refugees.

The arrival of larger numbers of immigrants into the CEE region presents challenges to infrastructure, labour markets and social dynamics. Our panellists will draw on their own research carried out in Poland, Romania and Croatia to examine the impact of the social and economic capital introduced by these incoming peoples — and the political, economic and social responses of the receiving countries. In doing so, they will also unpack some of the widespread assumptions and problems around how we talk about, and conceptualise, migration and peoples.


Learn more about the LSE IDEAS series of webcasts here.