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.

Work and residence permits

The topic Work and residence permit primarily focuses on:

▪ national developments of labour migration and recent policy changes in this area,
▪ the access and rights of migrant workers in the labour market,
▪ tackling unequal or unfair working conditions of migrant workers in practice.


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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...

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationUkraine Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Hungary
Press release: new project seeking shared interests between workers kicks off

Press release: new project seeking shared interests between workers kicks off

9. 2. 18

In September (27-28.11) MKC team gathered with representatives of several NGOs and Universities across Europe for two days preparatory meeting launching the brand new international project.

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationEU Ukraine Czech Republic
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.

Work and residence permits Undocumented Migration and Regularisation Labour MigrationUkraine Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Hungaryresearch reports and studies
How do we better enforce migrant workers’ labour rights? Labour inspectorates must work together, experts agreed

How do we better enforce migrant workers’ labour rights? Labour inspectorates must work together, experts agreed

29. 12. 17

Press Release, Prague, December 11, 2017

Working six days per week, twelve hours per day, lack of possibilities to negotiate even an unpaid leave or lacking health and social insurance. These are the working conditions faced by some migrant workers in the European Union. Even in the Czech Republic, the labour market has been undergoing restructuralization towa...

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You could be the ONE! We are looking for a labor migration & precarious work project coordinator

You could be the ONE! We are looking for a labor migration & precarious work project coordinator

6. 12. 17

Do you want a meaningful and fulfilling work? Currently, ...

Work and residence permits Labour MigrationCzech Republic
Foreign workers according to Czech politicians: 8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for misdemeanors

Foreign workers according to Czech politicians: 8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep, 8 hours for misdemeanors

27. 2. 17 Marek Čaněk

The Czech Interior Minister Chovanec has discovered a new border that must be protected. This time it is an interior one, which consists of foreign workers in the industrial cities who "come over more or less without any control", and, in the words of the Chief of Police Tuhý, they "demonstrably" increase crime rates. "Agencies" bring them in, make a profit, and, after workers lose their jobs, ...

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Poland: Labour Conditions Facing Polish Migrant Workers in the EU Labour Market

Poland: Labour Conditions Facing Polish Migrant Workers in the EU Labour Market

4. 8. 16

Partner: The Galician Foundation for Regional Development
Location: Państwomiasto, ul. Andersa 29, Warszawa
Date: July 1, 2016

Number of participants: 22

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