Migration in Central and Eastern Europe
The immigration to Slovakia has been gradually rising since the country’s accession to the EU, although the growth has been slowed by the economic crises. Immigrants mainly come from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania and predominantly for work. The portion of immigrants on total population is relatively small (1.3 % in 2011), but the number of has increased almost threefold since 2004. According to official data, the number of registered immigrants reached almost 71 000 at the end of 2011. On the policy level, the government approved the Migration Policy of the Slovak Republic with Horizon 2020 (Slovak only) in 2011, followed by the Action Plan of Migration Policy in 2012-2013 (Slovak only) in 2012. However, the progress of integration of immigrants is slow. The Strategy on Integration of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic (Slovak only) was adopted in 2009 and is followed by yearly summary reports (Slovak only) on its implementation. In the legislative field, a new Act on Residence of Aliens entered into force in 2012.
Press release: Country studies reveal common labour rights violations and possibilities of enforcing migrant workers’ rights in the Visegrad countries.
"Work hard, work illegally (undeclared), (stay silent) keep quiet and precarious"
What bothers migrant workers the most? Unpaid wages, reveals unique research on Ukrainian workers with Polish visa
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.
Heads of OPU and Slovak Human Rights League launched their proposal for V4 countries on possible solution to the migration crisis
Heads of OPU and the Slovak Human Rights League, Martin Rozumek and Zuzana Števulová, presented in the Visegrad Revue their proposal for the V4 countries and urged them to take a constructive approach in shaping the future EU asylum and migration policy.
The publication "Discovering migration between Visegrad countries and Eastern Partners" is focused on migration situation, trends, policies and relationships between countries in east Europe. The publication concludes with recommendations on analysis of statistical data and setting of migration or integration policies.