Asylum and integration policies


What is our DRIM?

After undergoing profound political transformations, the Danube region is now facing diverse demographic, labour market and migration challenges, yet lacks the appropriate multi-level governance support structures, especially in the field of migrants' economic integration. With the goal of achieving cohesion and economic development in the Danube region, DRIM's objective is to enhance the capacity of public institutions for promoting migrants’ economic integration, understood as fair access to employment, work and skills enhancement.


Prague conference on the role of media and propaganda in refugee crisis was a succes

On 26th and 27th January, an international conference on the role of media, journalists and propaganda during the so-called refugee crisis took place in Prague’s conference centre Evropský dům. The conference was attended by approximately a hundred participants, consisting of professionals, politicians, journalists, students, pedagogues or state officials working with migrants.


Asylum and integration policies

The CPS Asylum and Integration Policies subprogram started out in 2003 with a focus on human rights of vulnerable foreign migrants, especially asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants. Our priority is the affirmation of the right to asylum through raising public awareness, establishing a fair-decision making system, transparent and responsible institutions, public advocacy, and contribution to the development of integration policies through research and education. 


Experts from 11 countries discussed nationalism and xenophobia in Budapest in the context of refugee "crisis"

Sixty experts, scholars, students and professionals from 11 countries mostly from Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Budapest on 3 and 4 November to address effects of the "refugee crisis" on the radical and mainstream politics, recent trends of public attitudes to refugees in the region and civil and grassroots responses to the rise of radical nationalism in Central European countries. 


European Border and Coast Guard Authority: Another brick in Fortress Europe

In December 2015, in the middle of the so-called “refugee crisis“, the European Commission has proposed to set up a European Border and Coast Guard Authority (EBCGA) as one of the key measure “to protect Europe's external Borders“. The aim declared by the Commission was a better management of migration, and the need “to offer a high level of security within the Union, while safeguarding the free movement of persons therein“.