Public Attitudes to Migration
The immediate effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on migration have been drastic and unprecedented, including the closure of international and even internal borders. In this webinar we ask a number of questions about how the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to affect public opinion on migration, as well as the politics and policies of one of this century’s most important political issues.
Has the global pandemic triggered greater anti-immigration attitudes or has it led to greater appreciation for essential workers, many of whom are migrants? Will the pandemic shift attention away from migration politics, or will the resulting unemployment and recession see immigration become a more controversial topic than ever? How will the radical right respond? And will migration politics and the politics of the Eurozone become even closer linked? Our experts and audience will be able to draw on a strong evidence base to debate these vital and as yet unanswered questions.
- Professor Martin Ruhs, MPC, RSCAS, EUI