Mikołaj Pawlak

Instytut Profilaktyki Społecznej i Resocjalizacji

Migrant Workers’ Perspective

Migrant Worker’s Perspective in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria

This research project aims to understand more about policies on migrants’ employment and integration in four Central-Eastern European countries, as well as to identify effective policies which are encouraging migrants to stay in these countries (and not to go further to Western Europe). The project achieves these through learning more about possible entry points for legal immigration with a particular emphasis on migrants’ perspective – motives for immigrating, working conditions, relationship to the new country and community etc.

The research aims to provide relevant information and guidance for policy recommendations: the chosen countries are all struggling with serious labour market shortage while simultaneously their governments are proposing a rather repressive stance on immigration – What could be those immigration policies that address the increasing labour demand while also respecting the sensitivity of the issue.

The results will be presented in a country report for each country and a concluding study, policy recommendations will be prepared both on the national and EU level.

Principal investigator: Mikołaj Pawlak

Key investigator: Iuliia Lashchuk

Implementing institutionFaculty of Applied Social Sciences and Resocialisation – University of Warsaw

Duration: 2019-2020

Funded by: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Budapest

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