Mgr. Yana Leontiyeva, Ph.D graduated from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv and Charles University in Prague. She holds a degree in sociology, specialized in migration studies and methods of social research. Since 2002 she works at the Institute of Sociology Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Apart from coordinating her own projects, she has experience of cooperation in a number of migration-related research activities realized by other Czech and international partner-institutions. She is a member of the editorial board of the series Foreigners in the Czech Republic published by the Czech Statistical Office and international journal Central and Eastern European Migration Review. Her research interest is focused on migration policies, migrants’ integration on the labour market, remittance behaviour and civic participation of migrants.