I-CLAIM investigates the living and working conditions of migrant households with precarious legal status in Europe.

The project combines the need to advance scientific knowledge and theorisation on migrants’ irregularity, its drivers and consequences and the urgency to develop policy options and public interventions aimed at improving the conditions of undocumented migrants and their families.

Our research focuses on the situation in Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. We work closely with a wide range of European and national stakeholders, including labour unions and migrant rights organizations, to develop recommendations on how to improve the living and working conditions of migrants with precarious legal status in Europe.

Highlights

About place, access and positionality in migration research

About place, access and positionality in migration research

This post problematises the positions from which research on irregular migrants is produced and the “access problem” is constructed. While emphasising the benefit of sharing experiences and identities between researchers and researched, the post highlights the importance of converging intentions as a condition for creating more symmetrical research relationships.

I-CLAIM events

I-CLAIM Stakeholders’ Meeting (Poland)

I-CLAIM Stakeholders’ Meeting (Poland)

This meeting took the form of an expert discussion moderated by prof. Aleksandra Grzymała-Kazłowska (Faculty of Sociology, Migration Research Center, University of Warsaw). It was attended by representatives of institutions – ministries, think-tanks and non-governmental organizations working for refugees and migrants in Poland (including those created by people with migration experience).

In focus

Agrifood

Carework and cleaning

Logistics and delivery