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Online questionnaire for stakeholders on Temporary Migration Policies & Programmes.

 

The goal of this questionnaire is to obtain a global assessment of the pros and cons of Temporary Migration Policies and Programmes (TMPs) from 200 involved parties and stakeholders globally, including trade unions, employers, charities and NGOs, and government officials. TMPs could include specific programmes that facilitate the temporary movement of migrant workers aimed at specific sectors or skill levels. TMPs can also include specific visas that allow for a temporary stay. We define temporary migration as ‘migration for a specific motivation and/or purpose with the intention that, afterwards, there will be a return to country of origin or onward movement’ (European Migration Network 2011). TMPs vary globally in terms of size, time duration, institutional frameworks and sectors. The most common TMPs globally are seasonal agricultural schemes.

 

Some examples of TMPs include:

 

  • Spain: Visa for Short Stay; Temporary Work Visa
  • France: Youth Mobility; Seasonal Workers Permit; Temporary Work Permit; Language Assistant Programme; Agreement on Au Pair Placement; Working Holiday visa
  • Italy: Seasonal permit; Multiannual permit;
  • UK: Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (closed 2013); Sector-based scheme (closed 2013); Youth Mobility Scheme; Domestic Worker Visa; Au Pair Visa

 

We know there may be many more TMPs for particular sectors, occupations, regions and level of skills. Please think of the ones that you know the best and answer the following questions with these ones in mind. The questionnaire asks for information about TMPs in your country, as well as your professional opinion about TMPs. We will treat the results of the questionnaire anonymously. The questionnaire’s results will be summarized in the “Report on Stakeholders Views”. The questionnaire takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete and is mostly composed of closed questions.

The team have designed, distributed and analysed results from the Stakeholder questionnaire. The survey was distributed online, and completed by 54 stakeholders, the majority from TEMPER’s four destination countries (France, UK, Spain and Italy). These included trade unionists, representatives from migrant rights organisations and charities, employer associations and sectoral bodies.

 

WP3 ‘s other main fieldwork component has been to survey 75 Australians living in London on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme, and 100 Romanians – 20 of which were working in agricultural and horticulture sectors, and 80 working in low and mid skilled jobs in London. The survey concerns labour market activity, migration trajectories and motivations, the degree of integration and connections with the homeland. We have surveyed 70 Australians, and approximately 70 Romanians. We have also conducted 7 in-depth interviews with Australians, and 20 in-depth interviews with Romanian agricultural workers.

Work in Progress