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Although foreigners have the right to equal treatment in the Czech labour market, in practice, they are more vulnerable for various reasons. In general, access to employment is harder for them, they are paid less for the same work and they tend to be exposed to worse working conditions. At the same time, the migrants' position in the labour market plays a crucial role in their process of integration into society.

The individual texts also address how migrant workers affect the Czech labour market and the impact of their presence on the competitiveness of the local labour force. The whole topic examines these and other often difficult-to-answer questions which labour migration raises.

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Italy: Exploitation in the Hospitality Industry and the Logistics Sector

Italy: Exploitation in the Hospitality Industry and the Logistics Sector

4. 2. 16

Partner: University of Padua
Location: Padua
Date: 23 and 24 of October, 2015

Number of participants: 56

Labour MigrationEU
Romania: New Labour Rights Violations After the EU Adhesion – from Bogus Self Employment to Severe Exploitation

Romania: New Labour Rights Violations After the EU Adhesion – from Bogus Self Employment to Severe Exploitation

29. 1. 16
Partner: CONECT Association, Romania
Location: The Czech Center, Bucharest, Romania
Date: 11 and 12 December, 2015. 
Number of participants: 30

Labour MigrationRomaniaresearch reports and studies
Lithuania: Challenges and Solutions in Three Phases of Migration

Lithuania: Challenges and Solutions in Three Phases of Migration

25. 1. 16

Partner: Diversity Development Group
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Date: 29 and 30.10.2015 

Number of participants: 35

Labour Migrationresearch reports and studies
Czech Republic: Responsibility and Liability in Subcontracting Chains

Czech Republic: Responsibility and Liability in Subcontracting Chains

18. 1. 16
Partner: MKC, Czech Republic
Location: Public Defender of Rights Office (Ombudsman), Brno
Date: November 27 and 28 
Number of participants: 40

Labour MigrationCzech Republicresearch reports and studies
Migration Manifesto Non-governmental Organisations Working with Migrants in the Czech Republic 2015

Migration Manifesto Non-governmental Organisations Working with Migrants in the Czech Republic 2015

19. 10. 15
In this document (the “Manifesto”), we, as member organisations of the Consortium of Non-Governmental Organisations Working with Migrants in the Czech Republic, outline our experiences and opinions on migration and integration, and the policy related to migration and integration. They are based on our practical involvement in this sector for many years. This document is especially intended fo...
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Germany: Hearing I

1. 10. 15

As part of the “Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From Cases of Labour Rights Violations to a Strengthened Labour-Rights Regime” project co-funded by the European Union under the Europe for All Citizens Programme, 5 partner countries including Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Germany, are Hearings with migrant workers from various economic sectors.

Labour MigrationEU Germany Polandarticlesprojects
Mapping Cases of Labour Rights Violations: Hearings with Migrant Workers in 5 EU Countries

Mapping Cases of Labour Rights Violations: Hearings with Migrant Workers in 5 EU Countries

3. 9. 15

As part of the “Testing EU Citizenship as Labour Citizenship: From Cases of Labour Rights Violations to a Strengthened Labour-Rights Regime” project co-funded by the European Union under the Europe for All Citizens Programme, 5 partner countries including Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Germany, are holding preparatory activities and Hearings with migrant wo...

Labour MigrationCzech Republic Hungaryresearch reports and studies

The new EU Public Procurement Directive – a step towards better working conditions?

The link between public procurement and good (or bad) working conditions might not be visible at first sight. Nevertheless, in the European Union, the public purchase of goods and services has been estimated to account for 16% of GDP – a significant market that employs many people and is therefore worthy of closer observation in the framework of the Labour Citizenship (LABCIT) project.
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