4.2 Demographic change, migration and migrants
Growing migration in the EU and Russia entails both serious positive and negative social and political consequences. Migration is a source of development, economic growth, and at the same time it may deteriorate social health and threaten with change of cultural identity. Negative consequences of migration are connected with socio-political destabilisation. Multiculturalism is loosing its role of the ideology for migrants' integration.
Under these circumstances the EU and Russia are interested in a scientific substantiation of the real and seeming benefits and threats relating to migration. To this end, it is necessary to elaborate new conceptual models for inclusion of migrants into the society, as well as methods for measuring social consequences of migration.