9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN03 Biographical Perspectives on European Societies

2009-09-03 09:00:00 2009-09-03 10:30:00 Thursday, 3 September 09:00 - 10:30 Mobility and Diversity of European Identities Building II, C2.02

Life histories and migration trajectories: Brazilian immigration in Portugal. An overview, presentation of data and analysis of flow mobility

European societies have been characterised by an important presence of transnational migratory flows. The nature of these flows will be analysed starting from the study of Brazilian immigration in Portugal. During the last ten years the presence of Brazilians has increased tenfold in this country. (Malheiros, 2007). Since 2007 Brazilian have become the first foreign community residing in Portugal, in terms of population. We will provide an overview of Brazilian immigration during this period, present some data aiming towards a characterisation of the community and will finish with a detailed analisys of its migratory flows.