The current analysis focuses on the irregular migration flows of Ukrainians to Greece and attempts to
provide answers to the question of their expectations and motivations that shape their plans and
whether and how their decisions and actions are influenced by various policies or actors. The purpose
of the study is to present an assessment of the impact of migration regularisation policies and
insurance policies as they appear from the life stories of Ukrainian migrants in Greece. The term
‘irregular migrants’ will be used as an interpretation of irregular residence as a result of legislation and
regulations that define certain forms of mobility as desirable and legitimate, and others as illegal and
non-desirable (Castles, S. et al. 2012).

Author: Marina Nikolova

IRMA Case Study: The dynamics of Ukrainian migration to Greece: Routes, decisions, practices