A specialised website of the Multicultural Centre Prague for critical discussion about migration in Central and Eastern Europe. It maps migration reality, research and policy, offers a range of articles, interviews and reports and promotes debate among experts, public administrators, NGOs and the wider public.

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About MigrationOnline.cz

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Migration Online.cz is a specialized website of the Multicultural Center Prague focusing on migration issues in Central and Eastern Europe. Its aim is to produce dialogue and to present international comparisons in a region where many different forms of migration take place. It analyses various migration policies and the way they enable different groups of foreigners to come, work, and settle in the region, or return back home.

The website was founded with the generous support of the Open Society Fund Prague.

Our team

Lucie Trlifajová [lucie.trlifajova@mkc.cz]studied Anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University. During her studies she spent one year at Université de Toulouse in France (History and Sociology Department). Her diploma work was focused on the current Ukrainian migration to the Czech Republic. In migrationline.cz she is currently working on the visa problematic.

Jan Dítko [jan.ditko@mkc.cz] is a student of Study of Religion at the Faculty of Philosophy and Art in Brno. The topic of his thesis is the integration process of autonomous Salafi groups from the Central Asia region into Czech society. He has been working for MKC since November 2012 as a coordinator of the project „To Work in the Czech Republic“.

Andrea Plačková [andrea.plackova@mkc.cz] graduated from the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in antropology and currently she is continuing her doctoral studies at the Department of Social Geography at the Faculty of Science. As a member of the Geographic migration research center she deals with questions focused on migration, integration, second generation immigrants and their identity construction. In years 2007 - 2010 she lived in Belgium, where she worked for the Integration Centre "De Som" as integration asistant. From 2010 till 2012 she worked for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, where she was responsible for the foreign nationals integration agenda. In Multicultural Center Prague she coordinates the project Utilising migrants qualification.

Anna Pokorná [anna.pokorna@mkc.cz] graduated from the Department of General Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in antropology. At the same department, she pursues her doctoral studies. Her doctoral research deals with immigration programmes of Israeli state and is based on her fieldwork done directly in Israel. Her research interests include migration, visual anthropology, Jewish and Israeli studies and qualitative research methods. In Multicultural Center Prague she works as a researcher on the project Utilising migrants qualification.

Denisa Zobačová [support@mkc.cz] is responsible for the technical administration of the site migrationonline.cz

Marie Jelínková [migrace@mkc.cz] received her PhD from the Department of Social and Public Policy of the Charles University. Marie also studied at the Queensland University in Australia. In her PhD theses, she was focusing on the issues of Mongolian migration to the Czech Republic. She currently teaches courses on migration at the Charles University and works as a researcher for the Association for Integration and Migration. Her main research areas are migrant integration, migration policies, undocumented migration, health of migrants, and labour exploitation. In Multicultural Centre Prague she works on two smaller research projects about labour exploitation of migrants (RACE in Europe and Trafficking in human beings - a focus on the Rumanian and the Bulgarian nationals).

The following people worked on migrationonline.cz in the past: Tereza Blahoutová, Eva Burgetová, Ian Cook, Marek Čaněk, Jan Černík, Andrea Gerstnerová, Jakob Hurrle, Hana Kabeleová, Lukáš Krejčí, Tereza Rejšková, Eliška Ripková, Tereza Saková a Barbora Tošnerová.

Advisory board

Marek Čaněk [marek_canek@mkc.cz] graduated in sociology at the Central European University and in international relations at Charles University. His MA thesis concerned new Slovak migration to the Czech Republic based on the case of Slovak students (pdf file). From 2004 to 2008 he was the migrationonline.cz coordinator. Currently he is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science of Charles University specialising in labour migration control in the Czech Republic.

Alexandra Dubová [alexandra.dubova@mkc.cz] graduated from the Bratislava University of Law and the Human Rights Program of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest. She has been working temporarily at the European Court of Human Rights, worked as OSI intern at the London based NGO Interights and participated in several NGOs abroad and in the Czech Republic. She joined the Multicultural Center Prague in March 2013 as project coordinator of the project Migration to the Centre.

Myroslava Keryk [m_keryk@yahoo.com] obtained her MA in history from the Ivan Franko L’viv National University and the Central European University. She is currently studying for her PhD at the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences. She is interested in the problem of labour migration and migration policy in Ukraine and Poland.

Radka Klvaňová [radka.klvanova@gmail.com] studied sociology at the Faculty of Social Studies at the Masaryk University in Brno and also graduated from the MA programme IMPALLA. In her diploma thesis she studied migration strategies of Armenian immigrants in Brno (pdf). She is currently a PhD candidate at FSS MU where she is also active in the Institute for Research on Social Reproduction and Integration (http://ivris.fss.muni.cz). Her research focuses on inclusion/exclusion of migrants from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine in the transnational perspective. She is also interested in issues concerning refugees in Central and Eastern Europe and in migration policy.

Alena Pařízková studied social and cultural anthropology (Master degree) at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In her diploma thesis she focused on labour migration from the Czech Republic. She is currently completing her studies of ethnology at the same faculty. Her current research interest is labour migration.

Michal Šipoš received his MA degree at the Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Currently he is a PhD candidate at the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Combining post-modern theories of state with the methodological tradition of urban sociology, Michal's project explores the everyday life of Chechen men in a Polish town theorizing on what it means when loss, together with impoverishment, dictate everyday realities.

The following people were the Advisory Board members in the past: Heikki Kerkkänen, Kateřina Březinová, Oana Ciobanu, Jan Černík, Fabian Georgi, Jan Grill, Jakub Grygar, Jakob Hurrle, Kateřina Janků, Eva Kočárková, Cosmin Radu, Alice Szczepaniková, Alexandra Szöke, Pavel Uhl.

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