The integration of ethnic minorities is politically ‘discursified’ as one of the greatest challenges facing the welfare state. CCWS do research on the integration of ethnic minorities into the labour market. CCWS also do research on the national beliefs among the majority and attitudes towards ethnic minorities. One of the most central questions is whether the majorities will be willing to provide social rights to EU-migrants, Non-EU-migrants and ethnic minorities in general. Finally, CCWS do cutting-edge research on the attitudes of migrants. Some of the central research questions are which attitudes both national belief and welfare attitudes migrants hold.
Current research projects:
- bEUcitizen: 'All Rights Reserved? Constraints and Contradictions of EUropean CITIZENship'
- The Politics of Social Cohesion: A research project hosted by Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, KU
- MIFARE: Migrants’ Welfare State Attitudes
Selected previous research projects: