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.

Video from the conference: Beyond Borders, Migration and (In) Equality in Central Europe in Comparison

18. 8. 14
The Conference was organized by Multicultural Center Prague as part of the Migration to the Center Project and was held on January 23-24, 2014. The following topics were discussed at the event: labour migration, family renunciation, migrants’ human rights in the face of state security control, citizenship and the politics of belonging, and migrants’ access to health care. Video recordings from the...
Labour Migration IntegrationSlovakia Czech Republic Slovenia Poland Hungary

Labour Immigration Policy in a Country Known for Emigration: Poland's Policy towards Economic Immigration after EU Accession

The study is searching for the answer to the question: What factors shape immigration control policy towards legal labour immigration, and how? In contrast to many studies, which deal with countries that have received great numbers of immigrant workers for many years, it examines the case of Poland - a country of net emigration, which is not very experienced with immigration issues, and where the ...
Labour MigrationPolandresearch reports and studies

Report: Access to Employment for Beneficiaries of International Protection in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Slovakia

20. 3. 14
The report was commissioned and funded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Regional Representation for Central Europe. The aim of this report is to offer a detailed account on the access to employment for beneficiaries of international protection in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Labour Migration Refugees in CEESlovakia Polandresearch reports and studies

Young immigrants on the Polish labor market

23. 12. 13
This video is an edited record of the conference organized on 16 December 2013 by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) called „Discrimination of foreigners in Poland - Legal, social and economic context”. The third discussion panel organized within the “Migration to the Centre project” was devoted to the situation of young migrants entering the Polish labour market with a particular emphasis on i...
Study / training in EUPoland

Study / training in EU

19. 12. 13 Karolina Grot
As it was indicated by the MPG expert Thomas Huddleston, education is high on the EU’s agenda. The governments of EU Member States set two overall education targets for Europe’s strategy for jobs and growth. Among targets there are reducing early school leaving and raising the share of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education. Polish response to these goals is to implement the provisions s...
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