Toward a European Migration and Mobility Union

Policy Brief
15-23
December 2015

After surviving its worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and the near collapse of its common currency, Europe is now engulfed by hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa. It needs new and permanent migration institutions and resources not only to accommodate the influx of refugees but also to set up a new border control system throughout the region. These demands pose a challenge for European policymaking as serious as the euro crisis of the last five years. Kirkegaard proposes a migration and mobility union, to be implemented gradually, with the goal of comprehensively reforming European migration policy.

Toward a European Migration and Mobility Union

Data Disclosure: 

The data underlying the figures in this analysis are available here [xlsx].

More From

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard Senior Research Staff

More on This Topic