NCCR On the Move

2014 series

Home institution: University of Neuchatel

Migration to Switzerland has undergone a fundamental change in the past decade. Earlier patterns consisted mostly of long-term migration. However, the situation has altered due to changing national and European legislation and economic agreements between countries. Closely interlinked national and global markets have been further increasing temporary forms of mobility. Migratory reality today is thus more complex than ever and, so far, barely any systematic research has been conducted. The NCCR "On the Move – The Migration-Mobility Nexus" aims to better understand the changed migration and mobility patterns of today and its consequences for the State, the economy and society at large. This will provide a basis for an informed, forward-looking and sustainable migration policy.

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