The free movement of people in the European Union is an exceptional political experiment. Nowhere else in the world can one move freely between dozens of geographically and linguistically diverse countries to work, study, receive medical treatment, and even vote and run for office in municipal elections. In this episode, BTH explores Europe’s increasingly compounded policy challenges related to the successes and perils of the free movement of people in Europe.
Professor Ettore Recchi is professor of sociology at Sciences Po – Paris. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute and has previously taught at the University of Chieti-Pescara, the University of Florence, the European University Institute and the University of Michigan. His main research areas of focus are mobility (in its different forms), social stratification, and European integration. Over the last decade, he directed three major Euopean Council -funded international research projects on migration and transnationalism in the EU. He is author of more than 70 academic publications and recently published the book Mobile Europe: The Theory and Practices of Free Movement in the EU.
Originally from Oxford in the UK, Laura West is a graduate of Edinburgh University and is currently completing her Masters of European Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris. Her policy interests include the attitudes towards Free Movement in the EU and the Globalisation/Régionalisation discourse within Europe.
Stefan Zweiker is originally from Southern Styria in Austria. Stefan has completed two degrees, the first one from the University of Vienna and the second one from the Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU Wien) before currently completing a Masters in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris. At Sciences Po he specializes in the legal aspects of the European Union.
Celine Caira, Host & Producer
Richard Tang, Technical Producer
Rajesh Sankat, Executive Producer
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