Migration-Mobility Survey

Migrant’s Current Life Situation and Migratory Trajectories

Some First Descriptive Results of the Migration-Mobility Survey
Ilka Steiner, nccr – on the move/University of Geneva, and Aljoscha Landös, University of Geneva

This first overview presents the findings according to the following eleven origin groups that were surveyed:

  • Germany
  • Austria
  • France
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • North America (Canada, USA)
  • India
  • West Aftica (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo)
  • South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela)


Preliminary Descriptive Results

Switzerland, the First Experience abroad for More than Half of the Migrants

Immigration Mainly Explained by Professional Considerations

Migration, A Significant Improvement of the Professional Situation

A High Level of Education amongst Almost All Communities

Frequent Visits to the Country of Origin for the Europeans

Generally, a Higher Attachment to the Country of Origin than to Switzerland

One out of Three Has Experienced a Situation of Prejudice in Switzerland

Almost Half of the Migrants Wish to Apply for the Swiss Citizenship