MobileWelfare: European welfare systems in times of mobility


The Mobile Welfare project aims to understand the role of welfare systems in destination and origin countries for migration patterns within and towards Europe.

 The project addresses three research questions: How and to what extent do welfare systems affect mobility patterns in Europe? To what extent and how do perceptions of access to welfare arrangements in origin and destination countries shape migration decisions? What role does transferability of welfare accounts play in mobility across Europe?


2015 - 2018

Source of funding

NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe)


Prof. dr. H.A.G. de Valk, Nederlands Interdisciplinair Demografisch Instituut
Prof. dr. M.L. Fonseca, University of Lisbon
Dr. H.G. de Haas, University of Oxford