Research will include two parts:
The first part will be based on published documents and statistics, and will aim to collect the “background” to immigration from and to the countries participating in the project. Change over time, profile of immigrants, length of stay, naturalization, will be among the information t o be collected and analysed, in order to provide the “blueprint” of the incoming and outgoing migration for the countries to be studied. For each participating country, the most appropriate period will be selected, and whether migration is incoming or outgoing will be defined.
the second face of the research will be based on interviews with people who experienced immigration, whether as immigrant workers or members of their families. A special focus will be placed on the problems of separation of families, concerning those immigrants whose families did not follow them to the host country, bust stayed behind. During this stage, the interviewees will be recruited, utilising local societies of immigrants and appropriate publicity.