Understanding the deeper context of migration and integration issues cannot be done without thorough analytical work. It reveals the causes and consequences of diverse social phenomena, provides evidence for the effectiveness of good practice and, last but not least, helps to distinguish facts from mere rumours and assumptions. This allows us to better manage the many challenges we face today. Therefore, we do not only actively cooperate with researchers in this area, but also create or participate in the creation of analytical documents, which are subsequently available to experts from public administrations, the non-governmental non-profit sector, journalists, and the general public.
Our current research:
- Analysis of State of Integration Policies Aimed at Applicants and Holders of International Protection (2015–2021): We are part of an international team of 15 organizations participating in the NIEM (National Integration Evaluation Mechanism) research project, which compares the integration policies of different EU countries for applicants and holders of international protection, while at the same time monitoring the successful implementation of these policies in practice. The aim of this extensive analysis is, inter alia, to identify weaknesses in integration policies and good practices which contribute to the peaceful coexistence of migrants and majority societies. The project puts specific emphasis on the situation in the V4 countries (more in the V4NIEM analyses).
- Analysis of How Media Frames Migration Topics in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Estonia (2018–2019): In association with the Slovak organization People in Need and Mondo in Estonia, and in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, we are working on an analysis of how media frames migration topics in Czech, Slovak, and Estonian media, including interviews with editors writing on migration. The aim is to map the environment in which the media image of migration is created and to assess the extent to which this image can be considered balanced. The research is carried out as part of the ‘People Between the Lines’ project.
Previously realized analyses:
- Analysis of Attitudes of Selected Groups Majority Population to Migrants and Refugees (2017–2018): The aim of the research, which was realized within the international project ‘Empowering Communities in Europe’, was to better understand the roots of fear and fear of migration. The research outcomes are summarized in a comparative study Unified in Fear, which includes, in addition to the Czech Republic, results from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
- Analysis of Hate Speech in Czech Online Space (2015): An analysis of the nature of Hate Speech in the Czech online environment and socio-demographic profile of its spreaders in online social network discussions from June to September 2015. The outputs of the analysis have been published in the report.
- Analysis of the Position of Foreign Workers in Czech Households (2012–2014): In partnership with the Association for Integration and Migration, we participated in an analysis of the situation of foreigners working in Czech households within the project ‘Equal Chances at the Threshold of Czech Households’.