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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.

Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case

29. 8. 13
The Centre for Policy Studies at Central European University presented the collection of papers Roma Migration to and from Canada: The Czech, Hungarian and Slovak Case that looks at various aspects of Roma migration to and from Canada. The basic premise is that Canadian Roma migration should be understood as a process motivated by a mixed set of factors and, from an analytical point of view, it sh...
Labour Migration IntegrationSlovakia Czech Republic Hungaryresearch reports and studies

Slovakia: Family Reunification

The second phase of Migration to the centre project focused on the important topic of family reunification. During the implementation, we combined different contributions with the aim to tackle wide range of issues related to reunification of families, such as definition of family, balance between individual and public interest, daily life and integration. The public discussion took place on the s...
Family reunification Slovakia

Education of Migrant Children – From Scratch to a Systemic Change?

14. 6. 13 Peter Dráľ
Every school year approximately 1000 pupils of other than Slovak nationality attend Slovak primary schools. With a bit of simplification it means that 1000 principals, a double number of parents and a triple or higher number of teachers face a big “problem” which is by no means limited to urban areas or private schools.
Family reunification Slovakiaarticles

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
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