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Migration to the Centre

The international project Migration to the Centre examines how acquis communautaire and other EU instruments influence migration and integration policies and practice in the V4 region (CZ, SK, PL, HU, SL). It brings international comparisons to the situation in each country, promotes cooperation and networking between experts and stakeholders and provides space for migrants´ voice. The project aims to raise awareness and build capacities for participation on the EU policies of migration and integration and their implementation.

The project is covering following topics that are considered crucial within the migration and integration process:

  • Work and the residence permits
  • Family reunification
  • Study / training in EU

The project aims to create an active network of Central European partners focused on migration and integration, to draw attention of policy makers, experts and wider public to similarities and differences in the implementation of EU migration legislation and contribute to the cultivation of the migration debate and create conditions for inclusion of migrants to the debate.

Project partners:

Duration of the project: 9/2012 - 2/2014

Project coordinator:
Alexandra Dubová
Telefon: +420 296 325 346
E-mail: alexandra.dubova@mkc.cz

The project has been generously supported by the European Commission The "Europe for citizens" programme.


Project outputs:

Families know no borders II – What does it mean to live a family life as a foreigner in Slovakia?

In order for a family to enjoy family life, all its family members shall be entitled to some form of right of residence in the same territory. In case of Slovak citizens the right of residence is indisputable, however; foreign nationals must often fulfil different legal conditions, certify it with number of documents, apply for residence and wait lengthy periods before decision is taken and the ri...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovakia

The foreigners' right to family life in Poland

3. 6. 13
This video is an edited record of the national debate about Family Reunification organized by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA).
Family reunification Poland

Only two refugee families reunited so far in Slovenia

30. 5. 13
The video presents an experience of one refugee (who did not wish to display his identity) with the procedure of family reunification in Slovenia. In past two decades large number of people from the Balkan, Asia and Africa Slovenia applied for international protection in Slovenia. However, there is huge disproportion between the number of people who applied for asylum and those who got it. In addi...
Family reunification Slovenia

She is Simply a Woman for me – For Immigration Law she is a Foreigner above all

Nowadays, international marriage is regarded as a commonplace social phenomenon. The development of tourist industry, international business chains and communication technologies – these all and a lot of other things help create both personal contacts and also the media-linked ones.
Family reunification Czech Republic

Reunion at All Costs

22. 5. 13
This video is an edited recording of the interviews with migrant family members during the month of April 2013 by the Center for Independent Journalism called “Reunion at All Costs".
Family reunification Hungary

Briefing 2: Family reunion policies in Central Europe

Across the EU, family immigration has progressively decreased from half of all legal immigration in the early 2000s to about one third today. The table presents the latest Eurostat statistics on how many third-country nationals came to EU countries to join their third-country national sponsor in 2010. In most Member States, the number of reuniting non-EU family members is not very large in compari...
Migration and the EU Family reunification articles

Migrants view on the family reunification in Poland

15. 5. 13
In Poland, since the implementation of the Council Directive 2003/86/EC of 22 September 2003 on the right to family reunification, voices have been raised for the regulations to be adjusted according to migrants’ problems and expectation which have arisen during the implementation process. A Polish NGO - the Association for Legal Intervention (ALI) - involved in providing foreigners with legal a...
Family reunification Poland

Get a Chance to Know Them Better: Interview with Mónica Márquez B.

14. 5. 13 Ilaria Bellacci
Mónica has been living in Prague for seven years. She met her future Czech husband in Mexico while he was studying there for six months. It was love at first sight, but unfortunately, his time there was very short: “I saw him and I knew he would be my husband…but he hadn’t known it yet. So I had to come to tell him,” she says.
Family reunification Czech Republic

Family reunification between the norm and helplessness

Family reunification has become a right of migrants quite recently, specifically, since this international norm was adopted as a civilizational achievement. Global mobility and the plurality of family forms as well as public opinion, which tends to favour restrictive migration and asylum policies, present new frameworks for reflection on the challenges and development of migrant family reunificati...
Family reunification Gender and MigrationSloveniaarticles

The Right to Family Life vs. Immigration Control: Current Trends in Family Reunification in the Czech Republic in the Context of the European Union

In this introductory article on the debate on family reunification, which took place at the European House on 12 June 2013 at 3 pm, the author presents trends in family migration at the European level and then evaluates developments in the Czech Republic. In the concluding section,...
Migration and the EU Family reunification Gender and MigrationCzech Republicarticles
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