In 2019, 401 Portuguese entered Sweden, according to Statistics Sweden. That Swedish agency accounted for a total of 115,805 foreign entries in Sweden, with the Portuguese accounting for 0.3% of that total.+
From 2000 to 2017, net migration in Portugal fluctuated from a surplus of 67 thousand individuals, in 2000, to six years of negative balances (2011 to 2016) and returning to positive balances in 2017 (+4.886). According to Eurostat data on migration in EU and EFTA countries, Portugal is part of the group of European countries with the most negative migration balances both in absolute and relative terms. When the effects of return and re-emigration flows are removed, Portugal has even more negative figures, being exceeded only by Lithuania, Romania, Croatia and Latvia (average 2015-2017). +
Interview with Ana Saraiva
Ana Saraiva is an anthropologist with a doctorate in anthropology and a master's degree in museology and heritage from the New University of Lisbon. In 1999 she was an anthropologist in the municipality of Góis; in 2000 she practiced in the municipality of Gavião (team of the Local Action Plan and the Detailed and Safeguard Plan of the Historic Centre of Belver). Since 2001 she has been an anthropologist in the municipality of Ourém, and is currently head of the Cultural Action Division. She programmed and directs the Municipal Museum of Ourem. She participates in research and programming projects focused on the areas of anthropology and museology, with publications linked to discourses of cultural representation. In 2017, her doctoral thesis “Casas (pós-)rurais entre 1900 e 2015: Expressões arquitetónicas e trajetórias identitárias”, was published in book. +
The Centre for Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University has created a forum focused on Coronavirus and Mobility. The forum is led by the Oxford University Professor of Social Anthropology, Biao Xiang. +
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