The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) is an inter-faculty unit of the University of Warsaw, an interdisciplinary research center specializing in the study of migration processes in Poland and Europe.
With 59 researchers and staff, the CMR is the largest migration-oriented academic institution in East Central Europe. As such it was given the highest possible mark for academic quality in Poland (A+ or leading level). Scientific and research activities have been the main goal since the beginning of the Centre’s existence.
CMR carries out research projects of various scale and scope, financed from domestic and foreign sources. The main areas of interest of the Centre are: economics of migration integration and ethnic relations, migration policies, theories and methods in migration studies, determinants of migration decisions on different analytical levels, causes and consequences of emigration from Poland, inflow and operation of foreigners on the Polish labour market, migration policy in Poland and the UE, social mobility of migrants.
The Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS) is a part of The Faculty of Social Science (FSV) Charles University in Prague. In relation to migration, the ISS is involved in the project “SIRIUS: Skills and Integration of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Applicants in European Labour Markets” (Horizon 2020) and participated in the project “Countering Islamophobia Through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States” (JUST/2015/ACTIONGRANTS). Moreover, it hosts 8 research projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation.
Matej Bel University (MBU) is a public university and a member of the European University Association. The university provides high quality university and further education. The university offers a classic range of university education opportunities at all three levels and forms of studies in the different areas; and it also provides Anglophonic and partially Francophonic studies. MBU develops joint study programmes and has contacts with foreign universities, where the students have the opportunity to complete part of their studies.
As well as educational, scientific and artistic activities, a significant part of creative MBU activities is represented by basic and applied research in cooperation with national and international institutions. Furthermore, it implements lifelong learning in a variety of courses and forms of the MBU Children’s University and the MBU University of the Third Age. MBU considered to be the leading university in Central Slovakia.
The Department of European Cultural Studies has been a partner in many international projects and a project leader in national projects. The focus of the department is interdisciplinary and international research in several key areas: cultural studies, diversity, social & historical movements, activism, active & cultural citizenship, cultural heritage, intercultural communication, migration studies.