Wednesday, October 27, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


European Commission




Aggregate Report

August 2010

[full-text, 59 pages]


Qualitative survey about cross-border mobility

This study allows to draw three overall conclusions which provide a context for the more detailed findings : • The right to free movement that EU citizens enjoy has been fully internalised by the people who are taking advantage of this right. This right is mostly ‘taken for granted’ which affects how respondents see themselves as citizens of the EU; how they plan their moves (often at very short notice, paying attention to administrative aspects of the move only after arrival in the new Member State); and what their expectations are of their rights in other EU Member States. • More than half of the respondents had experienced some form of administrative difficulty after arriving in their new Member State. The main issues that people encountered were the length of administrative procedures and a lack of clarity about what is required from citizens moving to another EU Member State. • EU citizenship is seen to broadly imply having similar rights and obligations in each Member State and as virtually synonymous with freedom of movement between Member States. The rights to mobility (freedom of movement), working and studying in any Member State are clearly implicitly assumed as fundamental rights by EU citizens.



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Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
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16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
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