Leader Ana López-Sala (CSIC)
TEMPER will examine drivers (including policies) and impacts of seasonal migration to the EU, with especial attention to seasonal workers employed in the agriculture sector. Main objectives in this area are:
(1) To compare the profile and mobility patterns of migrants who engage in seasonal work flows, in and out of targeted programs, with focus on return and repeated participation.
(2) To assess the impact that the institutional design and enforcement of targeted programs and immigration policies at large have on this type of mobility, with a focus on the elements aimed at promoting return and repeated participation and protection of workers’ rights
(3) To examine the impact of this type of mobility for the involved parties, with a focus on satisfaction of migrant workers, employers and local communities.
Past and current programs for recruiting seasonal workers to the EU will be examined, with special attention to the design and implementation of recruitment procedures and how they influence the profile of seasonal workers in our selected destinations. This institutional information will be systematized and codified into the ImPol dataset.
In-depth interviews with both past and current seasonal workers in the agriculture will be taken with Romanians and Moroccans in different locations, in order to understand the main reasons driving their return and circulation patterns before and after the crisis, as well as protection of workers’ rights.
Key actors participating in the design and implementation of seasonal work programs for migrants will be interviewed about their views on strengths, weakness and potential of these initiatives.