Labour markets & welfare states


Irregular migrants in Europe: Why national institutions matter for conditions and policy  

In recent years, few public policy issues have created more heated public and political debates across European countries than irregular migration. National governments and the European Union as a whole have been under pressure from their voters to come up with “more effective” policies—with some defining effective as stronger immigration controls and exclusions and others […]

How female migrants use entrepreneurship to create meaningful places of connection: A look at Ukrainian women in Poland

New research shows that female migrants are using entrepreneurship to challenge ethnic and gender discrimination. Focusing on the beauty sectors in Poland and through 10 qualitative interviews with Ukrainian female migrant entrepreneurs, this research identified patterns that impact their businesses strategies and what their business activity means to them. What it found: more than just […]

Supporting Migrant-Owned Businesses in Europe: A Quadrumvirate Approach

On the surface, a wide range of organizations and institutions are in favour of promoting migrant businesses. Cities, regions, countries, the European Commission, and corporations all agree that migrant-owned business help the inclusion of migrants, socially as well as economically. If so many institutions and actors agree, why is it still so difficult for migrants […]