Next week I will present the preliminary results of my new project on the impact of European crises on European identity at the seminar “Fortress Europe or E Pluribus Unum?: Multilevel governance, migration and asylum policy in the EU” which will be held on September 22-24, 2016 at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
My paper “Making or breaking the Union? Migrant and refugee crisis, supranational policy and political identification in Europe” assesses the changes in public opinion attitudes towards migrants and support for a common European migration policy during the 2015 refugee and migrant crisis in the European Union. The main focus of the research is on how the changes in migration attitudes in this period are linked to the redefinition of a European identity in the crisis, in its external aspect.