International conference “A Decade of Mobility. Poles in Contemporary Migration Spaces”
Date: 15 April 2014 (Tuesday)
Organisers: Centre of Migration Research University of Warsaw (CMR UW) & National Bank of Poland (NBP)
Partners: Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Committee for Migration Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences (KBnM PAN)
Location: National Bank of Poland – NBP (Świętokrzyska 11/21, sala im. W. Grabskiego), Polish Institute of International Affairs – PISM (Warecka 1A, conference room).
The conference will summarise the first decade of the post-accession mobility of Poles. On May 1, 2014 ten years will have passed since the European Union enlargement to Central and Eastern European countries. This event has had significant consequences on many levels, yet one of its most important features was the initiation of intra-EU mobility on a mass scale. This aspect especially concerns Poland which, next to Romania and Bulgaria, became one of the most important migrant sending countries in the EU. Thus, Warsaw seems like the perfect place to discuss the mobility experiences from the past ten years and relate to the heated public debate that, more often than not, is based on stereotypes and misconceptions which have deepened negative attitudes towards mobility and migrants in the past years.
The conference will consist of three sessions. The first (morning) session will be a plenary session organised as a panel discussion of four eminent migration scholars.
In the afternoon, two sessions running in parallel are planed, one related to the economic and one to the political aspects of the contemporary mobility of Poles.
The conference will be held in English. Due to security measures at the National Bank of Poland registration is required and a photo ID will be needed upon entry.
Marta Anacka and Agnieszka Fihel, Selectivity of migration and return migration in the post-accession period (economic session)
Jan Brzozowski, International return migration and remittances: the regional perspective (economic session)
Tatiana Fic, The Macroeconomic Impacts of Migration from EU8+2 to EU15 (economic session)
Paweł Kaczmarczyk and Joanna Tyrowicz, Polish highly educated migrants in the UK: brain drain – brain gain – brain waste (economic session)
Marek Okólski, Polish migrants in contemporary European social spaces (plenary session)
Katarzyna Saczuk and Paweł Strzelecki, Work or social transfers – the sources of income and characteristics of immigrants from Poland to four EU countries based on survey information (economic session)
Katarzyna Saczuk and Paweł Strzelecki, Economic factors and net migration assumptions for EU countries – how to incorporate lessons from the recent economic crisis (economic session)
Herbert Brücker, Benefits and Costs of Post-enlargement Migration. A German perspective (plenary session)