Improving Procedures for Collecting Information on Mobile Workers

The UK collects a wealth of information about its labour force as well as specifically collecting data about migration and migrants. Net migration into the UK now accounts for a larger proportion of population growth than the net effect of births and deaths in the UK, and this has made migration increasingly prominent in UK politics.

The IMPRO MOBIL project aims to assess the capacity of four European countries (UK, Italy, Poland and Romania) to track mobile and migrant workers over time through national data sources. The capabilities of datasets to track the working lives of both immigrants into the countries and emigrants leaving the countries were of interest, with particular interest in certain groups of migrants, such as posted workers and those working for multinational and supra-national organisations. 

The second phase of the project will be to collect and analyse datasets from each of the four countries, to expand our understanding of migrant workers in Europe.