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

Hungary

Hungary is a country with low migration intensity. Despite the economic hardships and relatively strict policy of foreign employment, long-term migration has slowly, but steadily increasing in recent years. The share of foreign citizens on total population has doubled to 2.1 % in the past decade. According to Eurostat, the number of foreign citizens exceeded 200 000 in 2011. It is estimated that up to 40 % of these are ethnic Hungarians from neighbouring countries. At the same time, the number of issued work permits in Hungary has dropped, while the number of Hungarians leaving to work abroad has increased in recent years. The amended citizenship law, which introduced a preferential naturalisation procedure for persons of Hungarian descent, caused a sharp surge in the number of naturalized Hungarians in 2011. Hungary still has no overall policy document on migration policy and integration of migrants.

Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case

29. 8. 13
The Centre for Policy Studies at Central European University presented the collection of papers Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case that looks at various aspects of Roma migration to and from Canada. The basic premise is that Canadian Roma migration should be understood as a process motivated by a mixed set of factors and, from an analytical point of view, it sh...
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Roundtable discussion: The system and practice of family reunification in Hungary and Europe

19. 6. 13
The Center for Independent Journalism organized the roundtable discussion on 6 June 2013 by the called “The system and practice of family reunification in Hungary and Europe”. The seminar focused on the migration for the purpose of family reunification of third country nationals in Hungary and also offered a comparative analysis with other member states of the European Union. Along with government...
Family reunification Hungary

Re-unification with my spouse: Easier than I thought

14. 6. 13 Hakeem Babalola
The joy of living with one’s family cannot be described. Most especially for a couple who had committed to a relationship called long-distance. This relationship is not what many would like to engage in. For, this special relationship needs two compatible trusting hearts ready to be smoothly and rightly and well committed. I involved myself with the hope that Hungarian authority will not be a stu...
Family reunification Hungary

"The Hungarian fortress" in the family reunification procedure

Hungarian law, especially the practice and procedure of family reunification, is highly bureaucratic, can be delayed for years and, instead of showing a strong commitment towards the integration of third-country nationals, the state often denies new entry for foreign family members of third-country nationals. The Hungarian policy also favors “cherry-picking,” offering preference (if at all) only t...
Family reunification Hungary

Reunion at All Costs

22. 5. 13
This video is an edited recording of the interviews with migrant family members during the month of April 2013 by the Center for Independent Journalism called “Reunion at All Costs".
Family reunification Hungary
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