Focus on the impact of the EU policies of migration and integration in Central European Countries

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Poland is a country of emigration with its migration flows falling in recent years. The country is relatively open to accept labour migrants and the number of issued work permits has constantly been rising since 2007. Moreover, Poland runs a simplified procedure of granting work visas to residents of Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Nonetheless, according to Eurostat, citizens of other countries made only 0.1 percent of the Polish population in 2011, the lowest rate in the whole EU. The national data state that the number of legally staying immigrants reach 97 thousand and there might be another 50-70 thousand staying illegally (NGOs estimate the overall number of immigrants at almost half million). In 2011, the Polish Parliament passed the Act on Legalisation of Stay of Foreigners, a third and most liberal regularization in row. Last year, a new bill on Polish citizenship (Polish only) entered into force. In 2012, the Polish migration policy – current state of play and further actions (Polish only) was adopted, a first comprehensive document on migration policy addressing also the issue of immigrants’ integration.

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23. 12. 13     This video is an edited record of the conference organized on 16 December 2013 by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) called „Discrimination of foreigners in Poland - Legal, social and economic context”. The third discussion panel organized within the “Migration to the Centre project” was devoted to the situation of young migrants entering the Polish labour market with a particular emphasis on i... »

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19. 12. 13 | Karolina Grot     As it was indicated by the MPG expert Thomas Huddleston, education is high on the EU’s agenda. The governments of EU Member States set two overall education targets for Europe’s strategy for jobs and growth. Among targets there are reducing early school leaving and raising the share of 30-34–year-olds completing third level education. Polish response to these goals is to implement the provisions s... »

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8. 10. 13 | Dawid Cegie³ka     Poland is facing one of the biggest demographical problems in its modern history. According to the CIA Fact Book, Poland (data on Poland was taken from, among other sources, the Central Office of Statistics (GUS)) is in 212nd place out of 224 countries classified according to total fertility rate. In addition, we can observe a huge wave of migration of young Poles to Western countries (over 2 m... »
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The project has been generously supported by the European Commission The "Europe for citizens" programme, International Visegrad Fund and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
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