Integration is currently one of the most discussed topics
related to the presence of migrants in Europe. The debate under this
issue tackles seemingly nonproblematic, however unclear and controversial
questions. Who do we want to integrate, and where to? How can we measure the
level of integration, and how shall we discern between integrated and
non-integrated immigrants? Who is considered to be desirable for integration
from the point of view of the European nation-states? Do some of the foreigners
have better prerequisites for integration as many political concepts suggest?
Is even the entire idea of the so-called integrated society compatible with the
current conditions of the global capitalism and its requests for flexibility
The texts in the Integration Theme deal with the experience
of integration and the development of integration policy in different
countries. They present both expert views on integration and the personal
experiences of immigrants.
The section was created under the project Quality
integration through quality information.
Topic in E-library:
8. 11. 07
The Czech Republic’s National Action Plan to Fight Terrorism (updated 2007-2009 version) seems to presumptuously associate the threat of terrorism with the issue of immigration. The creation of a correlation between the more general problem of the integration of immigrants and the threat of terrorism legitimises the financing of some activities from the funds primarily allocated for aiding the int...Integrationarticles
22. 6. 07
On Tuesday 29 May 2007 a debate on the topic "Access of legal and illegal migrants to health insurance" was held at the Multicultural Centre Prague. Its content was to a great extent influenced by the problem of dubious health insurance purchased by foreigners, an issue which has recently been widely discussed in the media. As a result of this practice,, the Foreign Police extended the ...Integration Undocumented Migration and Regularisationarticles
22. 1. 07
Insufficient language skills are one explanation for the low educational achievements of many children from migrant families. How should public schools ensure under these circumstances equal chances for children from migrant families? The practice presented in this case study, a voluntary agreement of teachers and the representatives of students and parents to communicate only in German while bein...Integrationarticles
22. 1. 07
Aziz Nesin Elementary School is one of Berlin’s sixteen elementary “Public Europe Schools”. These special type of schools offer bilingual elementary education to children with two different native languages. Out of these sixteen schools Aziz Nesin School is the only Turkish-German “Europe School”, targeting children with Turkish and German as a native language. The concept of the school is that of...Integrationarticles
16. 1. 07
This article contrasts two within-the-case comparisons of political decisions concerning the educational integration of minority ethnic pupils through language instruction in Germany and the UK. Comparing the two main traditional German approaches to the flexible and pragmatic British incrementalism, it describes how PISA-I has failed to act as a window of opportunity to counter struct...Integrationarticles
17. 10. 06
A review of one of the most interesting books on migration, recently published in Hungary dealing with second generation migrants.
The review will appear in Regio: Minorities, Politics, Society, Vol. 9, 2006. supported by the: EU 6 "Challenge - Changing Landscape of the European Security and Liberty" project.
15. 8. 06
Jakob Hurrle conducted research within the project “Interculture Map” (INTI Programme of the European Commission) focusing on the specifics of the minority - majority coexistence in a Czech town with a strong Vietnamese presence. The example of Cheb, a town near German border, shows how the multicultural reality is perceived by the town officials, by the population and members of the minority grou...Integrationarticles
30. 3. 06
Vladislav Günter is a social worker in the Centre for Integration of Foreigners. This interview is based on the contribution given by Mr. Günter on the Workshop on Developments and Patterns of Migration Processes in Central and Eastern Europe held in Prague in August 2005. Refugees in CEE Integrationinterviews
19. 10. 04
The current Czech-Slovak relations can be defined as being between past and future. There is both continuity as a consequence of the once common history and discontinuity as people have lived in different states. The interest of this paper of Marek Canek is to understand the phenomenon of integration/distancing of Slovak students in the new context of Czech-Slovak relations. The question of close...Integrationarticles
4. 8. 04
The author ponders the unwillingness on the part of the Czech Republic’s media to understand foreigners coming into the country. He examines the easy and standardized solutions offered by the media, highlighting the technical and financial limitations of the country media and the ensuing simplification of complex impulses for migration.