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Migration in Central and Eastern Europe

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Slovenia is mainly an immigration country with high migration flows from the former Yugoslavian countries. Most immigration is temporary labour migration with majority of immigrant workers being male employed in construction and manufacturing. However, Slovenia is gradually restricting the access of immigrants to its labour market. As a result of protectionist policy, the number of new immigrants dropped the fourth consecutive year in row in 2011. According to national data, the share of foreign citizens on Slovenia’s population was 4 % in 2011. In 2010, Slovenian government adopted the Strategy for Economic Migrations for 2010-20 focusing on migration of highly skilled workers. Slovenia introduced systematic measures on integration of migrants by the Decree on the Integration of Aliens (Slovenian only) adopted in 2008, followed by several integration programs.

From Central Asia to Slovenia, from Student’s Visa to Permanent Residency

11. 11. 13

By Aigul Hakimova

In Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan I studied at two educational institutions. The first one was a typical university with the usual faculties and curriculum (International University of Kyrgyzstan, faculty of International Relations), while the other was not as common. It was an Invisible college where I studied Philosophy. The Invisible College carried o...

Study / training in EUSlovenia

Finally together! The Right to Family Reunification in Slovenia

16. 8. 13 Aldo Milohnić
In the second part of the project Migration to the Centre we were concerned with the possibilities of migrants and refugees to consume the right to family reunification in Slovenia. Two experts on migration presented the most recent statistical data, analyzed the legislative framework, and described the experiences gained from their field work. These experts’ assessments were upgraded by personal ...
Family reunification Slovenia

Public debate: Migrations and the right to family reunification

27. 6. 13
This video is an edited record of the public debate “Migrations and the right to family reunification” which took place on 17 June 2013 in Ljubljana. This public event was organized by Ljubljana based NGOs Peace Institute and Slovenian Philanthropy in collaboration with the Festival of migrant film. Family reunification is the second most common reason for migrants to come to Slovenia (about a qua...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovenia

From pillar to post: family reunification in slovenia

Family reunification is the second most common reason for migrants to come to Slovenia (about a quarter of all temporary residence permits issued to third-country nationals) right after finding employment. This article briefly presents basic information on family reunification of migrants in Slovenia, including the definition of family members, laws governing this area, basic requirements for obta...
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