№133: Border and Migration Management in the East: The Cases of Norway and Poland Cover Image

№133: Border and Migration Management in the East: The Cases of Norway and Poland
№133: Border and Migration Management in the East: The Cases of Norway and Poland

Author(s): Kinga Dudzińska, Jakub M. Godzimirski, Roderick Parkes
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: immigrants; Norway; Poland; migrations
Summary/Abstract: The migration and refugee situation in Eastern Europe receives comparatively little attention in the EUfor a simple reason: the people displaced by the fighting in eastern Ukraine have tended to stay closeto home or travel to Russia rather than head to the European Union. But eastern migration deservesattention. Migration issues, including questions of population loss, diaspora loyalty and bordermanagement, are gaining real geopolitical significance across Eastern Europe. Moreover, the EU’stechnocratic efforts to leverage access to its labour markets in return for political reform in Ukraine,Moldova and Georgia are becoming increasingly politicised there. This paper therefore sets out somebasic data on the issue. It takes as its case studies the receiving countries Norway and Poland, bothlocated at the external border of the EU, EEA and Schengen zone and next to Russia, and pays specialattention to the question of border management, including small border traffic and migration control,looking particularly at the gender dimension of migration.

  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English