Immigration and foreigner presence in the southern European countries: the role of the south-north flows

Roberta Pace, University of Bari
Eros Moretti, Università Politecnica delle Marche

The migratory phenomenon interesting Southern Europe (Italy, Spain and Greece) has assumed, in the years, peculiar characteristics and specific features so to induce the scientific community to talk about a “Mediterranean model” of immigration. The first flows towards the Southern European countries, mostly considered as intermediate step towards other North European destinations, started around the second half of the seventies. Our research will focus on the last 15 years, starting from the beginning of the nineties, when the foreigner presence in these countries started revealing itself through processes of definite allocation with important consequences for the social and economical integration aspects. It would be interesting to understand with which strategies of migration policy the countries of Mediterranean Europe have reacted, in there double role of “way in” and “host countries”, while respecting the laws of the European Community.

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Presented in Session 33: Changes in the Mediterranean model of immigration