Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Olena Fedyuk, Marta Kindler
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Continuities and Changes in Ukrainian Migration: An Analytical Review of Literature

  4. Ukrainian Migration to Selected EU Countries: Facts, Figures and the State of Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Zuzanna Brunarska, Marta Kindler, Monika Szulecka, Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz
      Pages 115-131 Open Access
    3. Francesca Alice Vianello
      Pages 163-178 Open Access
    4. Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Sónia Pereira
      Pages 179-192 Open Access
    5. Mikołaj Stanek, Renáta Hosnedlová, Elisa Brey
      Pages 193-214 Open Access
  5. Olena Fedyuk, Marta Kindler
    Pages E1-E1 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-230

About this book


This book brings together research findings from a variety of disciplines in this integrated study of the migration of Ukrainian nationals to the EU. It contextualizes and historicizes this migration against the background of the series of crises experienced by Ukraine and the wider region over the last thirty or so years, from the dissolution of the USSR, through EU border changes, to the failed economic reforms of independent Ukraine. The book reviews major publications in a variety of disciplines and in several languages, including Russian, Ukrainian and English. It provides a critical analysis of these authoritative sources, linking historical and contemporary texts to establish a longitudinal perspective on migration trends and practices. The spatial, temporal, gender and geopolitical aspects of migration are examined, with expert analysis of the implications for economics, immigration policies, and migration studies. The contributors also draw on national and international academic research and country-specific data to describe the experience of Ukrainian migration in six European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. These detailed portraits identify the principal trends and will help researchers, policy makers, and students to a better understanding of the dynamics of migration flow in the region as a whole.  

“A timely volume covering many cases and many facets of Ukrainian mobility in the EU. A must have for all libraries.” Anna Triandafyllidou, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)
"Is Ukraine the Mexico of Europe, I once asked. It is one of the most eminent migration cases to study. This book fills an acute knowledge gap and is a rich and important contribution." Franck Düvell, University of Oxford

“This collection offers a comprehensive historical and geographical analysis of various migratory patterns from Ukraine to different European countries. It is a must read for migration scholars and for anyone interested in this highly topical phenomenon.” Lena Näre, University of Helsinki


Legal and economic aspects of migration Migration of Ukrainian nationals Migratory flows to the EU Security and sustainability Spatial, temporal and geopolitical perspectives

Editors and affiliations

  • Olena Fedyuk
    • 1
  • Marta Kindler
    • 2
  1. 1.Marie Curie Changing Employment ITNUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre of Migration ResearchUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ukrainian Migration to the European Union
  • Book Subtitle Lessons from Migration Studies
  • Editors Olena Fedyuk
    Marta Kindler
  • Series Title IMISCOE Research Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title IMISCOE Research Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41774-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82426-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41776-9
  • Series ISSN 2364-4087
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-4095
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Migration
    Population Economics
    Political Science
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book, which expands professional horizons by providing extensive and vivid data, with observed phenomena and with the most recent case studies, simultaneously provides even more questions to be answered. … To a certain degree, it could be perceived as a compendium on migration studies with the focus on Ukraine as a country of departure, and it would be of much interest to scholars/practitioners from diverse disciplines dealing with migration within the European Union and beyond.” (Alina Zubkovych, EuropeNow,, July, 2018)