The decisive moment in Intra - EU mobility rights came in November 1993 with the Maastricht Treaty, establishing the formal legal conditions for unhindered mobility of EU citizens. Within the context of EU mobility rights, it has been suggested that national borders are 'treated as if they have little or no significance for EU citizens other than as markers delineating locations on a map where languages tend to change’ (Kennedy, 2008: 120). However, it has also been argued that there has been ‘less migrational movement than expected by the architects of the European Union’ (Verwiebe, et al, 2010: 276). Nonetheless, London has become a prime destination of European free movement (Favell, 2003). Amongst intra - EU migration to the UK and London, much attention has been focussed on the arrival of the lower-skilled, and in particular Easter European economic migrants. In contrast, the mobilities of the skilled, and especially the highly skilled, have been far less visible. Focusing on Intra - EU mobility, this conference explores the patterns, rights, opportunities and obstacles associated with skilled migration to the UK.
For more details of the conference and presentation topics see the conference page.
Date: Friday 14 September, 9am-5pm
Location: Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ
Further information: To book a place please download and complete the registration form and send the completed registration form by 17 August to:
Research and Knowledge Transfer Office
London NW4 4BT
Price: Full delegate rate - £50, concessionary rate (students, unemployed, retired) - £25