Citizenship, Migration and Mobility in a Pandemic (CMMP)
Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have been passing an unprecedented – and perpetually growing – number of public health measures that affect human mobility, including evacuations, lockdowns, and international travel restrictions. The timeframe, scope and implementation of these measures varies significantly not only across, but also within them.
Even so, they all are underpinned by the exercise of the state’s responsibility towards individuals. While some states have accepted responsibility only for those with citizenship status, others have included long-term foreign residents and settled migrants. Citizenship, Migration and Mobility in a Pandemic (CMMP) examines why this has been the case by means of a global study of mobility-related public health measures adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our empirical analysis is based on two open access longitudinal datasets (available through CADMUS) and additional visualisations are available through the website: https://www.cmm-pandemic.com/.
The CMMP team, established through collaboration between the EUI (GLOBALCIT and Migration Policy Centre) and the University of Neuchatel, deploys these datasets to address three sub-questions: (1) who qualifies for evacuation and consular assistance? (2) who is guaranteed the right to cross the country’s borders? and (3) who is entitled to receive public healthcare and social protection?
An interactive visualisation is available online.