Thank you for visiting our project website.
In the coming year our aim is to learn about EU migrants' hopes, fears and experiences of coming to the UK, and what it is like to look for work and be employed in the UK when you come from another EU Member State. We are especially interested in the extent to which EU nationals access social security benefits and motivations and experiences of so doing. Through this research we hope to inform public debate, particularly in light of the referendum outcome to leave the EU as the UK moves forward to renegotiate its relationship with the EU and its Member States. Our work is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of a programme called 'The UK in a Changing Europe' (http://ukandeu.ac.uk).
On this website you will find detailed information about the project, our events, activities and work in progress and how you might become involved. We will be blogging and tweeting regularly and, in this way, hope to make our work as interactive and engaging as possible. We will also produce a short documentary.
We warmly encourage anyone who is interested in our work to contact us. We are especially keen to make contact with migrant workers directly. We look forward to hearing from you!
Catherine and Amy