Demography & International Migrations

Controlling Migration in southern Europe (Part 1): Fencing Strategies (ARI)

Anna Triandafyllidou. ARI 7/2010 - 19/01/2010. Go to Spanish version

Reducing irregular migration cannot be achieved by tougher border controls only, as shown by the experiences of Italy, Spain and Greece.


Working towards a European immigration policy (WP)

Carmen González Enríquez and Alicia Sorroza. WP 57/2009 (Translated from Spanish) - 16/12/2009. Go to Spanish version

The EU has laid the foundation for a comprehensive European integration policy that addresses such issues as positive management of immigration and measures to curb irregular flows of immigrants. However, it is still far from having a true, common European immigration policy, and this is one of the challenges that Spain will face during its EU Presidency starting in 2010.


Immigration, Emigration and Policy Developments in Portugal (ARI)

João Peixoto and Catarina Sabino. ARI 117/2009 - 21/7/2009.

Due to the economic crisis in Portugal, since the beginning of the new century many of its former immigrants have moved to Spain and other European countries, in parallel with the increase in Portuguese emigration.


Irregular Immigration Policy in the European Community: Action at all Stages of the Irregular Migration Flow (WP)

Maria Ilies. WP 38/2009 - 17/7/2009. Go to Spanish version

While EU member states have been reluctant to harmonise their policies for managing legal immigration, cooperation for the prevention and control of irregular migration has progressed.


Germany’s Immigration Policy: From Refusal to Reluctance (ARI)

Johannes von Stritzky. ARI 93/2009 - 3/6/2009. Go to Spanish version

Germany is a country of immigration, but its society and political leaders still seem reluctant to accept this.


Spain and the G-20: A Strategic Proposal for Enhancing its Role in Global Governance

Elcano Royal Institute. 8/4/2009. Go to Spanish version

This paper explores the role Spain can and should play in the institutions engaged in global governance in the current context of financial crisis and reconfiguration of international power centres. After briefly analysing Spain’s relative position in the world –on the basis of economic and other criteria– the study suggests the path it should follow to boost its influence in the world. The paper points out Spain’s comparative advantages, the areas where it could contribute most, and the shortcomings that make it difficult to translate Spain’s economic weight into greater political influence at the global level.


The Other Immigrants: EU Citizens from Rich Countries (WP)

Carmen González Enríquez. WP 37/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 6/10/2008. Go to Spanish version

Only a quarter of foreigners from the most developed countries in the EU who live in Spain are pensioners. The rest belong to the active population, and their educational and occupational levels are higher than those of the Spanish population, and considerably higher than those of the rest of the immigrant population.


Remittances for Development?: A Case Study of the Impact of Remittances on Human Development in Ecuador

FLACSO-Elcano Royal Institute . 12/9/2008.

This paper analyses the impact of remittances on a set of human development variables in Ecuador. It is focused on education and health indicators, as well on some other consumption variables. Prepared by Juan Ponce (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales – FLACSO, Ecuador) and Iliana Olivié (Elcano Royal Institute’s Senior Analyst on International Cooperation and Development), the study was presented in two workshops held at the Elcano Royal  Institute (Madrid) and at CIDOB (Barcelona) on 3 and 5 June 2008, respectively. It was also presented on 10 June in a specific session on Remittances held at the World Bank’s 2008 ABCDE in Cape Town (South Africa).


The Impact of Immigration on the Spanish Education System (ARI)

Julio Carabaña. ARI 63/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 10/7/2008. Go to Spanish version

Children of immigrants in Spain are not performing nearly as well in school as native-born Spanish youths.


In Spain's interest: A Committed Foreign Policy

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. (Translated from Spanish) - 2/7/2008. Go to Spanish version

An address by the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero at the Prado Museum (Madrid) on 16 June 2008 organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, with the collaboration of the following Spanish institutions: CIDOB Foundation, FRIDE, ICEI and INCIPE. (This text is also available in French: Dans l’intérêt de l’Espagne: une politique extérieure engagée).