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Circular Migration and the Rights of Migrant Workers in Central and Eastern Europe

The EU Promise of a Triple Win Solution

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  • This open access book focuses on implementation of EU’s approach to circular migration

  • Provides a comprehensive picture of the formation and implementation of the EU’s circular migration approach

  • Discusses the consequences of the application of different policy options for the rights of migrant workers

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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About this book

This open access book adopts a rights-based approach to shed light on the different legal and policy instruments that have been developed to implement circular migration policies in the EU, and their consequences for the rights of migrant workers. It contributes to the understanding of the meaning of this concept in general and in the EU, as well as specifically regarding its Eastern neighborhood. The book provides a comprehensive picture of the formation and implementation of the EU’s circular migration approach that has developed through both EU and national instruments, on the basis of comparative case study analysis of Bulgaria and Poland’s migration laws and policies. By applying empirical legal research methods, it draws conclusions about the policy outcomes from the implementation of the various migration instruments falling under the circular migration umbrella and shows the consequences for the rights of migrant workers as a result of the application of different policy options. Along with its value to an academic audience, the book can be used by policy makers at the EU, international and national levels, as well as by international organisations and NGOs working in the field of migration law and policy.

Keywords

  • Open access
  • The concept of circular migration
  • Legal Migration Fitness Check
  • European Commission
  • Global Compact for Migration
  • Rights of migrant workers
  • Eastern neighbourhood
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • EU labour migration legal instruments
  • Bulgaria and Poland

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Law, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Zvezda Vankova

About the author

Zvezda Vankova is a postdoctoral fellow at the Law faculty of Lund University in Sweden where she currently works on her new research project ‘Refugees as Migrant Workers. Labour Migration as Alternative for Refugee Protection in the EU Context?’ (2019-2021) supported by a Rubicon grant of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Dr Vankova holds a PhD in Law from the Maastricht University. She wrote her PhD dissertation “Circular migration from the Eastern neighbourhood to the EU – the rights of migrant workers in Bulgaria and Poland” as part of the Marie Curie’s TRANSMIC project. Prior to joining the Law faculty of Lund University, Dr Vankova worked at the Department of European and International Law and the Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility of Maastricht University (ITEM).

Dr Vankova was the Central Research Coordinator of the 2015 edition of the Migrant Integration Policy Index and worked as a Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Group in Brussels. As a Researcher and Program Coordinator at the Law Programme of the Open Society Institute Sofia (2005-2013), Zvezda Vankova was an active participant in the development of Bulgarian immigration and integration policy through policy and legal analyses, advocacy work and capacity-building activities. Zvezda was selected by UNHCR Bulgaria to monitor the National Program for Integration of Refugees in Bulgaria as an independent expert in the period 2012-2014 and served as the Country Co-coordinator for the European Web Site on Integration for Bulgaria. She also conducted an independent monitoring into immigration detention facilities in Bulgaria. At the end of 2012, she co-founded the association Multi Kulti Collective, which aims to support the integration of foreigners into Bulgarian society.

Dr Vankova's research interests are in the field of migration law and policy, human rights law and legal empirical research.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Circular Migration and the Rights of Migrant Workers in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Book Subtitle: The EU Promise of a Triple Win Solution

  • Authors: Zvezda Vankova

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52689-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52688-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52691-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-52689-4

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 261

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Migration, Biotechnology, Labour Law/Social Law, Population Economics, European Politics

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)