Demography & International Migrations

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).

Towards Mediterranean Migration Management 2008? Developing Discourse and Practices (ARI)

Michael Collyer. ARI 54/2008 - 2/6/2008. Go to Spanish version

Ongoing EU negotiations with the African Union have identified a number of clear, achievable steps, which might bring more positive ideals of Mediterranean migration management a little closer.

African Remittances and Progress: Opportunities and Challenges (ARI)

Anna Lindley. ARI 52/2008 - 27/05/2008. Go to Spanish version

Sixteen million international migrants originate from sub-Saharan Africa and remittance flows have grown in the last few years, but their impact on development remains unclear.

Language and Immigration: An Analysis of the Development of Linguistic Requirements in Immigration Policy (WP)

Rut Bermejo. WP 17/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 12/5/2008. Go to Spanish version

What relationship exists between language and migratory patterns? What is the role of language in flows of immigrants and in immigration policies? Is it advantageous for an immigrant to know the language of the host country? These and other questions are at the heart of this reflection on the relationship between the language an immigrant speaks and the dominant language of the host country.

The Impact of Immigration on the Spanish Labour Market (ARI)

Carlos Martín Urriza. ARI 39/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 9/5/2008. Go to Spanish version

The immigration phenomenon in Spain has been characterized by the presence of foreigners lacking work- and residence papers. This has fuelled a growth model that is labour-intensive and not very productive, weakening social cohesion.

Integration Contracts for Immigrants: Common Trends and Differences in the European Experience (ARI)

Virginie Guiraudon. ARI 43/2008 - 7/5/2008. Go to Spanish version

‘Integration contracts’ for immigrants have become widespread in Europe during the last 10 years but their results remain unclear.

Controlling Migration in Greece: Policies, Problems and Opportunities (ARI)

Anna Triandafyllidou. ARI 35/2008 - 1/4/2008. Go to Spanish version

The main irregular migration route from Asia to Europe passes through Turkey into Greece, which also receives irregular migrants from former Communist countries.

Pateras, cayucos and Cross-border Mafias in Africa: Profiting from the Atlantic Routes to the Canary Islands (ARI)

Francisco Javier Vélez Alcalde. ARI 14/2008 (Translated from Spanish) - 3/3/2008. Go to Spanish version

This ARI describes the criminal business of profiting from the Atlantic routes of illegal immigration to the Canary Islands.