Migration after May 1st 2004

Migration after May 1st 2004

Aims of the project

  1. Analysis of socio-demographic profiles of pre- and post-accession migrants from Poland
  2. Analysis of dynamics of flows of post-accession migration as compared with pre-accession period
  3. Estimation of the scale of post-accession migration from Poland
  4. Analysis of patterns of post-accession migration from Poland as compared with the pre-accession migration patterns
  5. Analysis of economic integration of migrants from Poland in the receiving labour markets during first years after enlargement of the EU in May 2010.


  1. In-depth analysis of Labour Force Survey Data (BAEL) in relation to migrants and return migrants (LFS/CMR Migrants’ and Return Migrants Databases)
  2. In-depth analysis of wide secondary sources produced in the receiving countries.

Project team

Marek Okolski- leader
Izabela Grabowska- coordinator and researcher
Marta Anacka- researcher
Joanna Korczynska- researcher
Agnieszka Fihel- researcher
Emilia Pietka- researcher
Emila Lewandowska- researcher

Publications connected to the project

Engbersen G., Grabowska-Lusinska I., Leerkes A., Snel E., Burgers J. (2013). On the Differential Attachments of Migrants from Central and Eastern Europe: A Typology of Labour Migration., Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39(6), 959-981.

Grabowska-Lusinska I., Jazwinska E. (2013). Znaczenie migracji w życiu zawodowym kobiet i mężczyzn. Kultura i Społeczeństwo, 57(3),85-108.

Grabowska-Lusinska I. (2008), Migrations from Poland after 1st May 2004 with special focus on British Isles – post accession migration strategies as hidden in the statistics, Espace Population Sociétés, 2, 247-260.

Grabowska-Lusinska I, Okolski M. (2009), Emigracja ostatnia? [An ultimate emigration?], Warsaw: Scholar


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Glorious B., Grabowska-Lusinska I., Kuvik A. (2013), (eds.), Mobility in transition. Migration patterns after EU enlargement, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. now available in open access http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=449203

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Grabowska-Lusinska I. (2013). Anatomy of post-accession migration: methodological approach. How to measure liquid migration and other patterns of post-accession migration’. [In:]. Glorious B., Grabowska-Lusinska I., Kuvik A., Mobility in Transition? Migration Patterns after EU Enlargement. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam

Grabowska I., Okolski M. (2008). Migracja z Polski po 1 maja 2004 r.: jej intensywność i kierunki geograficzne oraz alokacja migrantów na rynkach pracy krajów Unii Europejskie. CMR Working Papers, 33(91).

Grabowska I. (2007). Analiza irlandzkiego rynku pracy w kontekście procesów migracyjnych po 1 maja 2004 r. ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem napływu Polaków. CMR Working Papers, 25(83).

Institution and source of funding
Ministry of Science and Higher Education


Polish Embassy in London,; Conference: Seven years after Polish accession to the EU: New academic and trade union perspectives on Polish migration and foreign workers in the UK, London, 25th November 2011.

Lecture: People still on the move: Return circulation under financial crisis.


IMISCOE 7th Annual Conference, Liege, 13-14th September 2010

Paper: Multiplicity of migration patterns (with Godfried Engbersen)


Polskie Towarzystwo Socjologiczne, Warszawa, 6th Novemeber 2011

Promocja ksiazki Emigracja ostatnia? (z Markiem Okolskim).


IMISCOE Cluster A1 Workshop, Post-enlargement migration, transit migration and the future of control, Rome, 2-4th May 2007

Paper: Migrations from Poland after 1st May 2004 – facts and myths, continuity and change (with Agnieszką Weinar)