In 2013, the EUI’s Global Governance Programme launched an e-survey to gather new qualitative data on high-skill emigration from five EU Member States hard hit by the crisis: Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. The e-survey was launched in collaboration with Real Elcano Institute, Trinity College Dublin and the Technical University of Lisbon. It was launched simultaneously in five languages (English, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish) and ran between 21st May and 18th August 2013. This report examines emigration of high-skilled citizens from five EU Member States hard hit by the crisis: Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal and Spain. It presents a general overview of the data generated from the web-based survey on ‘Emigration from Southern Europe and Ireland’ coordinated by the Global Governance Programme of the EUI.