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.

Migration in Central and Eastern Europe

Země střední a východní Evropy - migrace

Poland


Poland is a country of emigration with its migration flows falling in recent years. The country is relatively open to accept labour migrants and the number of issued work permits has constantly been rising since 2007. Moreover, Poland runs a simplified procedure of granting work visas to residents of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Nonetheless, according to Eurostat, citizens of other countries made only 0.1 percent of the Polish population in 2011, the lowest rate in the whole EU. The national data state that the number of legally staying immigrants reach 97 thousand and there might be another 50-70 thousand staying illegally (NGOs estimate the overall number of immigrants at almost half million). In 2011, the Polish Parliament passed the Act on Legalisation of Stay of Foreigners, a third and most liberal regularization in row. Last year, a new bill on Polish citizenship (Polish only) entered into force. In 2012, the Polish migration policy – current state of play and further actions (Polish only) was adopted, a first comprehensive document on migration policy addressing also the issue of immigrants’ integration.

Polish trade unions and migrant workers: a need for cooperation

Polish trade unions and migrant workers: a need for cooperation

Polish trade unionists have already realized the presence of a significant number of foreign workers in the country and are ready to help them. But there are several problems ahead: migrants need legal advice rather than trade union inte...

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Press release: Country studies reveal common labour rights violations and possibilities of enforcing migrant workers’ rights in the Visegrad countries.

Press release: Country studies reveal common labour rights violations and possibilities of enforcing migrant workers’ rights in the Visegrad countries.

6. 6. 18

New research focusing on the patterns of wide-spread Ukrainian labour migration to Visegard Group (V4) countries unveils a common trend of  unfavourable working conditions for migrant workers. Labour rights violations, precarious employment and substandard wo...

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What bothers migrant workers the most? Unpaid wages, reveals unique research on Ukrainian workers with Polish visa

What bothers migrant workers the most? Unpaid wages, reveals unique research on Ukrainian workers with Polish visa

31. 1. 18

We are proud to present you with results of our research “Towards stronger transnational labour enforcement cooperation on labour migration” (STRONGLAB). The main output of the research are five country reports giving an insights into patterns of labour migration and rights violations of migrant workers.

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Press release: The new MKC Prague project seeks better enforcement of labor law across borders

20. 6. 17 Michal Trčka

On 28 and 29 April, the first meeting of the international project that responds to an increase in labor migration to Central Europe took place in Prague. Its participants were experts and representatives of non-governmental organizations from the Visegrad Group countries and Ukraine.

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Czech Republic: Workshop on Class and nationalism in Central Europe and Beyond

Czech Republic: Workshop on Class and nationalism in Central Europe and Beyond

Partner: The Multicultural Centre Prague
Location: Tranzitdisplay Gallery, Prague
Date: 16 July 2016

Number of participants: 30

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