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Integration is currently one of the most discussed topics related to the presence of  migrants in Europe. The debate under this issue tackles seemingly nonproblematic, however unclear and controversial questions. Who do we want to integrate, and where to? How can we measure the level of integration, and how shall we discern between integrated and non-integrated immigrants? Who is considered to be desirable for integration from the point of view of the European nation-states? Do some of the foreigners have better prerequisites for integration as many political concepts suggest? Is even the entire idea of the so-called integrated society compatible with the current conditions of the global capitalism and its requests for flexibility and mobility?

The texts in the Integration Theme deal with the experience of integration and the development of integration policy in different countries. They present both expert views on integration and the personal experiences of immigrants.

The section was created under the project Quality integration through quality information.

Topic in E-library:

Interview with Pascall Rillof, European Network for Public Service Interpreting and Translation (ENPSIT)

15. 6. 14
Pascall Rillof is a sector co-coordinator public service interpreting and translation for Flanders and Brussels, Belgium, at the Kruispunt Migratie-Integratie (Junction Migration-Integration) and the initiator of the European Public Service Interpreting and Translation Network (ENPSIT). In the following interview he answers questions concerning the newest developments in community interpreting. Th...

Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

On 13 March, the European Parliament approved the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) for 2014- 2020, which replaces the European Refugee Fund, the European Integration Fund and the European Return Fund. The commentary presents an overview of the main changes in resources allocation and discussion on 'partnership' principle.
Migration and the EU Integrationarticles

OPU Report on the State of Migration in the Czech Republic and Proposed Solutions (November 2013)

9. 12. 13 Martin Rozumek
Migration policy of the Czech Republic is managed incorrectly and requires fundamental reforms. Demographic trends show that the Czech population will rapidly decline and the same applies to the population in productive age , therefore, in addition to the strong pro-family policy, a well-managed migration policy is one of the tools that can help to maintain the current standard of living in the so...
Labour Migration IntegrationCzech Republicarticles

New law on the acquisition of Czech citizenship: introduction to the main changes valid as of January 2014

The new citizenship law of the Czech Republic (Act No. 186/2013 Coll.) will come into force as of 1 January 2014. The new law is considerably more detailed than the existing Act No. 40/1993 Coll. on Acquisition and Loss of Citizenship of the Czech Republic. This text will briefly introduce the new law.
IntegrationCzech Republic

2012 Report on the Situation of National Minorities in the Czech Republic

27. 9. 13
The Report on the Situation of National Minorities in the Czech Republic, annually presented by the Government Council for National Minorities. The text was written up by the secretariat of the Council on the basis of supporting documents supplied by the relevant ministries, local and regional authorities, and representatives of national minorities in the Council.
IntegrationCzech Republicresearch reports and studies

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...
Labour Migration IntegrationSlovakia Czech Republic Hungaryresearch reports and studies

Civil Society Monitoring on the Implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies and Decade Action Plan in the Czech Republic in 2010-2013

10. 7. 13

Monitoring report published by the coalition of Czech non-governmental organisations provides an independent assessment of the Czech Republic’s progress in achieving the goal of Roma inclusion as defined in the Concept for Roma Integration 2010-201...

IntegrationCzech Republicresearch reports and studies

The migrant’s right to family life during proceedings on family reunification in the Czech Republic

14. 6. 13 Michala Cilli
Is the obligation to protect the family reflected only in the already issued long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification? The focus of this article is on the family reunification proceedings before the Czech Ministry of the Interior. The author argues that the right to family life should be respected from the moment of lodging the application for family reunification.
Family reunification Gender and Migration IntegrationCzech Republicarticles

The main principles of family reunification before the European Court of Human Rights

13. 6. 13 Kornelis Kasper
The following article briefly discusses some of the main considerations of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the issue of family reunification. The author describes the concept of family life as interpreted in the Court’s case-law and its approach towards family reunion in immigration cases. He notes that although States have a relatively broad discretion to organise their policy i...
Family reunification Gender and Migration Integrationarticles

Why did Czech government refuse to ratify ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers?

This commentary has been written in reaction to the recent decision by the Czech government not to ratify the International Labour Organization's Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers. First, we will introduce the convention and the government’s reaction to it. Then we will go on to argue that paid domestic work in the context of Czech labour market is not a marginal topic, and th...
Labour Migration IntegrationCzech Republicarticles
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