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International migration of people – movement and residency

11. 6. 04
What are the paths and choices in the global labyrinth that is international migration? Where do the paths intersect, where do they diverge and where do they lead? What are the dynamics of today’s migratory processes? All these questions are answered in this wide-ranging study. The study starts with an overview of what determines the forms of today’s migration including carefully selec...

Migration Trends - Vol. II - The Czech Republic

10. 6. 04
This study provides a relatively complex overview of what is currently (mainly between 1997 and 2001 or 2002) going on in the field of international migration and investigates the various integration issues that immigrants face in the Czech Republic. Migratory trends (their materialization in reality) and their conditions, the impact of migration upon society, and questions about migration policie...

International migration of people – movement and residency (lecture)

24. 5. 04
Dušan Drbohlav opened his lecture entitled “International migration of people – movement and residency” by enumerating the total number of the world’s migrants and stating that migration has become a global problem. Dušan Drbohlav then commented on the characteristic causes and effects of migratory movements, current trends in migration and also the willingness of...

Albanian community in the Czech Republic and the emigration of Albanians, past and present

24. 5. 04
In the first part of the article, the author examines migration and the character of integration of Albanians in the Czech Republic. The beginning of the Albanian community in the Czech Republic can be traced back to the 1980s, when the Czech Republic served as a relatively inexpensive base for Albanian gastarbeiters (‘guest workers’) working in Germany. The author also deals with th...

Act on the Rights of Members of National Minorities

24. 5. 04
After ten years, the act fulfills and implements the provisions of Article 25, Paragraph 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees to citizens-members of national and ethnic minorities: a) the right to education in their own language; b) the right to use their language when dealing with government authorities; and c) the right to take part in resolving issues related to...

Who is the next victim? Vulnerability of young Romanian women to trafficking in human beings

24. 5. 04
Romania is one of the main countries of origin in South Eastern Europe for victims of trafficking, most of whom are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation. The number of trafficking cases and their dynamics in Romania over the last few years speak of a reality that has already settled in.Could anybody become a victim of trafficking? Is just any woman a potential victim of trafficking? T...

Economic indicators influencing migration

24. 5. 04
The author discusses four economic indicators that have an impact on international migration: per capita GDP, unemployment rate, quality of education and presence of migrants in the target country. The article explains the relation between the individual indicators and migration and ends with a discussion of the complexity of motives behind migration, with economic factors playing an important, b...

Current trends in migration in the Czech Republic (regional aspects)

24. 5. 04
Like other Central and Eastern European countries (CEEc), the Czech Republic has been going through a process of transition/transformation of its society while building a new, developed, democratic, pluralistic and parliamentary society based on a free-market economy. This process has been and, further, is to be cemented by inclusion of CEEc in various Western political, economic and military stru...

Immigration and the Czech Republic

19. 5. 04
This paper presents an overview of international migration in the Czech Republic, with a special focus on labour immigration. Currently the Czech Republic is an immigration and transit country. The most important immigration segment - economic immigrants create a colourful mosaic of various ethnicities (80% of them from Europe) each group with their own different economic strategy and niche are th...
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