IMAGINATION research project


IMAGINATION is a European research project on the urban implications and local governance of migration from Central and Eastern-European (CEE) countries to other European EU memberstates. The project is funded under the  joint programming initiative Urban Europe. The project is coordinated by Erasmus University Rotterdam (Prof.dr. Godfried Engbersen and Dr. Peter Scholten), and includes partners from Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Poland and the Czech Republic. On this site you can find more information on the project, the involved partners, the stakeholders involved in the advisory boards and the publications from this project.

Policy Brief online

The second policy brief considering the implications of CEE migration in European urban regions has been posted online. The policy brief gives a concise and comprehensive overview about the new findings of the IMAGINATION research (see: ‘publications’).

Second Comparative Report Online

The second IMAGINATION report presents a comparative analysis of the implications of CEE migration in Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Turkey. It includes data from more than 220 stakeholders in all IMAGINATION project countries displaying similarities, differences and patterns across countries and urban regions.
By this report, the IMAGINATION project emphasizes the importance of different types of CEE migration, which shows a variety of social implications in European urban regions.
The full Comparative Report WP2 (‘Implications of CEE migration in European urban regions’) can be found at the ‘Publications’ tab.

Polish Report online!

We are pleased to announce that the Polish IMAGINATION report (‘A closer look at the mobility of Poles’) is online. The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) in Warsaw delivered a very interesting report on the character and impact of CEE migration on Poland and what governance responses occured. The report can be found and downloaded at the ‘publications’ tab


Country Reports Online

Since the second phase of research has been finalized, three country reports on ‘the social and urban consequences of CEE migration’ are completed and accessible. All reports can be downloaded on the sub page of ‘publications’.

International Workshop in Vienna

The Austrian Team attended an international workshop (organised by the Balassi Institut – Collegium Hungaricum Wien in Vienna) on the issue of migrant and Roma children in schools in Vienna (Austria) and Miskolc (Hungary). At this event the IMAGINATION project and its outcomes were presented.