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Through periods of colonial expansion, New World emigration, postcolonial immigration, and Eurozone migration, Europe has been shaped and reshaped by the constant movement of people and communities within and across its borders. The Europe Center supports scholarship that explicates the socio-political, economic, and cultural consequences of migration for both states that receive immigrants and states that send emigrants. Additionally, this inquiry seeks to elucidate, from both a historical and contemporary perspective, how citizens, interest groups, and policymakers respond to migration flows, and how those who migrate navigate their new communities and form new identities.  We hope that a deeper understanding of these responses can inform debates about the political, economic, and human rights aspects of migration and immigration in Europe and in other parts of the world.

The Center supports active research programs on Migration by Stanford faculty and students, and facilitates short-term and long-term research visits by scholars seeking to collaborate and conduct research on this topic. For a description of our funding opportunities, please visit the Grant and Visitor Programs page.

During 2013-2014, the Center’s program on Migration includes two conferences related to the internal movement of people in Europe: the "Migration and Integration" conference in September 2013 (for more information, please click here) and the "Politics and Migration" conference planned for May 2014 (more information forthcoming).

In the 2014-2015 academic year, Stanford political scientists Jens Hainmueller and David Laitin established the Immigration and Integration Lab.  Funded in part by The Europe Center, the Lab conducts research on three policy pillars: (1) Integration Contracts; (2) Citizenship Acquisition; and (3) Asylum Status.