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EU Migration Agenda and the much controversial quota system

EU Migration Agenda and the much controversial quota system

The European Commission suggests an immediate increase of the budget for saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea and acknowledges that it is important to put more emphasis on solidarity and open legal paths to protection for refugees into the EU, such as resettlement. This can be understood as genuine effort to solve the current situation. On the other hand, the Commission proposes a number of rathe...
Migration and the EUEU Czech Republicarticles
The Prague Shared and Divided conference: Intercultural memory in the public space

The Prague Shared and Divided conference: Intercultural memory in the public space

29. 4. 15

Place: Impact Hub, Drtinova 557/10, 150 00 Praha
Date: 15th of April from 10:30 – 18:30

On Wednesday, 15 April, Multicultural Center Prague (MKC Prague) held a conference entitled Prague Shared and Divided: Intercultural Memory in the Public Space. MKC's director Marek Čaněk greeted about seventy attendees and presented the Prague Shared and Divided project which focuse...

Czech Republicarticles
The EU is looking for its Smart Borders

The EU is looking for its Smart Borders

The European Commission has proposed the so called “Smart Borders” package[1] in 2013. It includes two main legislative proposals, the Entry/Exit system (EES) and the Registered travelers Programme (RTP). The aim of this proposal primarily was to combat irregular immigration, identify overstayers, and speed up border checks.

Migration and the EUEUarticles

Czech Government Scholarships for Study/Research Stay

18. 3. 15
Deadline: 31 March 2015 Open to: university/college students or graduates and Ph.D. candidates, researchers, teachers Scholarship: EUR 325 – EUR 345 per month
Study / training in EUCzech Republicarticles

The ambivalent frame of French naturalization ceremonies

17. 3. 15
There are two directions to current French immigration policy: simultaneously restricting new arrivals and facilitating access to French nationality. In the recent period, the public authorities have focused closely on naturalization. This has led to a significant increase in number of persons naturalized French, and the development of a solemn ceremony for conferring on them the written certifica...
IntegrationEUarticles

Do Syrian children have to wait their own Winton? Statement on the demonstration for acceptance of Syrian refugees

19. 12. 14
We are calling on the Czech government to reconsider its position on the adoption of Syrian refugees, and permanently relocate at least 15 Syrian children patients and their relatives into the country. It would be a very minimal gesture of solidarity of our country, which completely ignoring the current refugee crisis in the world and in the European Union.
Refugees in CEECzech Republicarticles

New report: Integration of migrants in the Czech Republic

18. 11. 14

Migration Policy Institute (MPI) published the report "Building an Integration System: Policies to Support Immigrants' Progression in the Czech Labor Market" by Dušan Drbohlav and Onřej Valenta. The report focuses on integration measures in the Czech Republic with an emphasis on the economic integration of migrants.

IntegrationEU Czech Republicarticles

Discovering migration between Visegrad countries and Eastern Partners

5. 11. 14

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.

Migration and the EUEU Ukraine Slovakia Czech Republic Poland Hungaryarticles

Call for abstracts: Challenges of International Migration

10. 10. 14
Regional Studies Department, University of Economics and migrant youth organization Youth Included are jointly organizing the second international conference „Challenges of International Migraiton: Migration and Regional Development in Europe through the Eyes of Young Professionals“, which will take place 10-12 December 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.
Czech Republicarticles

Voting Rights for EU Citizens Extended in the Czech Republic

Recently, it was declared that EU citizens residing in the Czech Republic have the right to vote in municipal elections. Up until now only those with permanent residency could vote while those with temporary residency could not, which accounts to about 110,000 potential voters excluded from local elections. The Public Defender of Rights advocated for their voting rights in the upcoming municipal e...
EU Czech Republicarticles

Theoretical Perspectives on Immigration Policy and Politics

Theoretical approaches dealing with immigration control policy explain what determines states’ decisions regarding three main matters, i.e. the number, type, and country of origin of immigrants who are accepted. Trying to account for policy outcomes, they usually use different perspectives and they recognise various factors as the main determinants. The aim of the paper is to demonstrate and compa...
EUarticles

Court ruling opens the way for all EU nationals residing in the Czech Republic to vote in municipal elections

30. 9. 14
A court ruling upholding a Slovak national’s right to vote in October’s municipal elections has unexpectedly opened the way for around 110,000 EU nationals with temporary residence in the Czech Republic to go to the polls. The State Electoral Office announced on Monday that additional ballots were being printed to allow all EU nationals to take part in local elections regardless of their residence...
Migration and the EUEU Czech Republicarticles

Paying a high price for cheap meat: Working Conditions of Migrants in the Meat Industry

The article deals with issues related to the meat industry from two angles. The first is a survey of the working conditions during the slaughter of livestock and disassembly of carcasses; the second is an overview of working conditions in the plants where the meat is subsequently processed and prepared for delivery to supermarket chains. Another aim of the article is to point out the situation of...
Migration and the EU Labour MigrationRomania Germanyarticles
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