It’s difficult to determine the exact number of Spaniards that have emigrated due to the economic crisis. Although it’s true that in the beginning the political leaders tried to make light of the situation with expressions like “external mobility”, whilst denying the existence of a “brain drain”, now, with objective figures attesting to the decline of Spain’s population, they are beginning to timidly recognize the true dimension of the problem.
This is how we're leaving
Some figures on the new wave of Spanish emigration
Thanks to the different groups that have surged in the last year protesting in the media against the “forced exile” of a significant portion of the population, the phenomenon has become visible to the general society. Without the actions carried out by groups such as Marea Granate, Juventud sin Futuro, la Federación de Jóvenes Investigadores and us here at Spanish Exile, the perception that Spain’s best educated generation is being forced into exile would not be consolidated and widely accepted as it is today.