Two-dimensional weighted intensity vs concentration analysis for a synthetic matrix of 11 flows shows highly intense, strongly concentrated flows in regions of Norway and northern Sweden, Luxembourg, and eastern Switzerland. On the other hand, regions of highly intensive dispersed flows are located mainly in the European core, but this group also includes some capitals outside the core, such as Copenhagen, Prague, and Bratislava. However, the core of the EU is characterized by a broad diversity of region types. In Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Benelux countries there are regions with different concentrations and high or medium flow intensities. As we move eastward and southward the intensity decreases and the level of concentration increases. However, the most peripheral eastern regions (eastern Poland, Romania, Bulgaria) once again record a slightly lower concentration. This may indicate that low-intensity flows are to some extent random in their concentration. Moreover, migration outflows from these areas are often multi-directional.
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