A specialised website of the Multicultural Centre Prague for critical discussion about migration in Central and Eastern Europe. It maps migration reality, research and policy, offers a range of articles, interviews and reports and promotes debate among experts, public administrators, NGOs and the wider public.

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Migration in Central and Eastern Europe

Země střední a východní Evropy - migrace


The immigration to Slovakia has been gradually rising since the country’s accession to the EU, although the growth has been slowed by the economic crises. Immigrants mainly come from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania and predominantly for work. The portion of immigrants on total population is relatively small (1.3 % in 2011), but the number of has increased almost threefold since 2004. According to official data, the number of registered immigrants reached almost 71 000 at the end of 2011. On the policy level, the government approved the Migration Policy of the Slovak Republic with Horizon 2020 (Slovak only) in 2011, followed by the Action Plan of Migration Policy in 2012-2013 (Slovak only) in 2012. However, the progress of integration of immigrants is slow. The Strategy on Integration of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic (Slovak only) was adopted in 2009 and is followed by yearly summary reports (Slovak only) on its implementation. In the legislative field, a new Act on Residence of Aliens entered into force in 2012.

Public Debate: Study of International Students in Slovakia

28. 11. 13
As a member of the European Union, Slovakia participates in forming the European system of higher education. What impact do EU policies in this area have on incoming international students from coun¬tries outside the EU? How do governmental institutions collaborate with state and private colleges? The Human Rights League held a public debate on these topics titled: Foreign Brains in Slovakia.
Study / training in EUSlovakia

International students: Why should we care?

12. 11. 13 Renata Kralikova
The answer to the question posed in the title is fairly simple. We should care about international students because they provide number of benefits to their host countries. In addition, they have a direct and positive impact on their host universities and later when they become high-skilled workers also on the host economy in a broader sense. However their impact is not as direct as to be much dis...
Study / training in EUSlovakiaarticles

Brief History on the Life of a Mongolian Student in Slovakia

11. 11. 13
Introducing the author: Demberelnyam is a university student, who came to Slovakia from Mongolia. In her contribution, she shares with us her life of the migrant student in Slovakia, experience with professors and fellow Slovak student and her feelings and opinion about her life in Slovakia.
Study / training in EUSlovakia

Experience with Studying in Slovakia

11. 11. 13
Albertine Kakeu is a young student of social assistance at the Comenius University in Bratislava. She is from Cameroon and lives in Bratislava, which has become her second home now.
Study / training in EUSlovakia

An immigrant leaves his homeland to find greener grass. A refugee leaves his homeland because the grass is burning under his feet…

22. 10. 13
Abdirahman Abdi, a 23-year old Somali man, student at St. Elizabeth University: I came to Slovakia in July2009 with my family. Together with my nine family members I ran away from inhumane conditions, poverty and illiteracy in Somalia.
Study / training in EUSlovakia
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