Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case
The publication is structured in 2 parts regarding to the legal and political perspectives and the case studies. The first two papers investigate the legal and the political components to the push and pull of Roma migration, while the rest of the reports are based on qualitative, empirical studies that were conducted in three CEE countries – the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia – as well as in Canada. These country case studies are designed to consider Roma migration from a micro perspective using the same methodology and the same conceptual framework.
According to the authors, the factors impelling migration are social, political as well as economic: deteriorating interethnic relations, the rise and spread of violence as well as political racism and fear from racist attacks, deprivation and worsening of living conditions for the poorest, and stigmatized ethnicity, the consequences of which Roma have to face on daily bases (employment and educational discrimination, verbal and physical racial violence).
The publication is part of the research project Roma Migration to and from Canada. Experiences of Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Returnees, supported by Central European University. The publication also received support from the project ACCEPT PLURALISM: Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe, funded by the European Commission.