Understanding free movement and migration in the European Union
About the REMINDER project
Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (REMINDER) was a multidisciplinary project carried out by 14 universities and research institutions around Europe, led by the University of Oxford. The project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, and took place from 2017-2019.
REMINDER brought an interdisciplinary approach to understanding free movement in Europe, combining methods and expertise from the fields of economics, communications, media studies, political science and public policy. The research was carried out across 12 Work Packages, and sought to build knowledge around two key areas:
- The nature and impacts of intra-EU mobility. REMINDER assessed the drivers of mobility within the EU, and how free movement has affected economies and labour markets in both origin and destination countries. Researchers also explored the impact of intra-EU migration on public services and welfare systems.
- Political and media narratives about intra-EU mobility. Researchers examined how migration within the EU has been portrayed in traditional and social media, and sought to account for differences across EU Member States. They also explored public opinion about freedom of movement, and sought to identify key drivers of opinions and norms across the EU.
The partners in REMINDER were:
- The University of Oxford (coordinator)
- The University of Maastricht
- The Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute
- The European Journalism Centre
- Uppsala University
- The University of Vienna
- The International Centre for Migration Policy Development
- The University of Barcelona
- Budapest Business School
- Johannes Gutenburg Universitӓt, Mainz
- Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
- The University of Gothenberg
- The Migration Policy Institute, Europe