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Dušan Drbohlav

head of the Centre, professor, researcher



phone number: (+420) 221 95 13 87




  • Social Geography

  • Geography of Population

  • Behavioural Geography

  • International Migration



  • International Migration
  • Human Ecology and Population Development
  • Social Geography
  • Theory of Geography



Membership in scientific institutions

  • member of the Superior Scientific Board, Faculty of Science, CUNI (since 2006)
  • member of the Small Scientic Board, Faculty of Science, CUNI (since 1998)
  • member of the Scientific Board, Faculty of Science, CUNI (since 2006)
  • member of the Sientific Board of the Institute of Sociology of the Academy the Czech Republic (since 2006)
  • chairman of the Board of the doctoral program „social geography and regional development“ Faculty of Science, CUNI (since 2005)
  • member of the Board of the doctoral program "sociology" Faculty of Social Sciences, CUNI (since 2008)
  • member of the Interdepartmental Authority for Combating the Illegal Employment of Foreigners (since 2004)
  • member of "Board of Directors", representing GEOMIGRACE in IMISCOE network (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion)
  • member of IGU Commission „Global Change and Human Mobility (GLOBILITY)“ (since 2004)
  • member of the expert group “Group of experts within Central and Eastern European Network on Migration Research (CEENOM)” under UNESCO (program MOST) (since 1998)
  • member of the editorial board of Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review (since 2006)
  • member of the editorail board of Geografie (since 2006)
  • member of ČGS, MČSS, ČDS
  • member of the Association of American Geographers
  • post so-called „adjunct faculty“ - Department of Geography and Urban Analysis, College of Natural and Social Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles (od 2000)
  • main coordinator (in coopearion with s prof. Bičík and dr. Kopačka) af the American Term for students of the Dartmouth College (since 1994)
  • reviewer of Sociologický časopis/Czech Sociological Review, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Urban Studies, Geografie, Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geographica, Geografický časopis, etc.


Main coordinator

  • 2013 - 2014 Project "Evaluating Labor Market Integration Policies in the Czech Republic", financed by the EU DG for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion. Coordinated by Migration Policy Institute and International Labour Organization.
  • 2013 - 2014  "Forecasting migration between the EU, V4 and Eastern  Europe: impact of visa abolition" Visegrad funds.
  • 2007 – 2010 Project PROMINSTAT „Promoting Comparative Quantitative Research in the Field of Migration and Integration in Europe (CIT5-CT-2006-028972; 6. Framework Programme), main coordinator in Czechia D.Drbohlav
  • 2007 – 2009 Project IDEA „Mediterranean and Eastern European Countries as New Immigration Destinations in the European Union“ (CIS-CT-2006-044446; 6. Framework Programme). Main investigator for Czechia: D. Drbohlav
  • 2007 – 2009 Project GACR, Eurocores – ECRP, „Trafficking and Forced Labour for Other Purposes than Prostitution: The Czech Case“, č. CPR/06/E001. Main investigators: D. Drbohlav a D. Dzúrová
  • 2007 – 2009 Project „CLANDESTINO: Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable Data and Trends Across Europe“. Financed by the 6. Framework Programme, thematic priority 8.1 („Policy-related Research, Scientific Support for Policies“). Coordinators for Czechia: D. Drbohlav a L. Medová
  • 2005 – 2008 Project of Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, „International Migration and Illegal Economic Activities of Migrants in Czechia in a Broader European Context“, no. 1J/PR/03327, main coordinator D.Drbohlav
  • 2008 Project „Mutual Learning Programme of the European Employment Strategy, European Commission-DG Employment, Social Affairs Opportunities, realizováno ÖSB Consulting GmbH - Vienna
  • 2004 – 2005 Project EC „Dimensions of Integration: Migrant Youth in Central European Countries“ – organized by International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vienna, main coordinator in Czechia D. Drbohlav
  • 2003 – 2004 Integration of foreigners in Czechia, case study of armenian, vietnamese and ukraine community in Prague and Central Bohemia. International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Main coordinators D. Drbohlav a P. Ezzeddine-Lukšíková

Cooperation on projects

  • 2013-2015 "IMAGINATION Project: Urban Implications and Local Governance of CEE Migration", financed by Dutch Science Foundation/JPI UrbanEurope, coordinated by Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • 2014-2015 "Managing migration through global partnership: a Georgia case study", financed fromHong Kong Baptist University Faculty Research Grant, coordinated by Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • 2013-2014 Project „Migration between Eastern Partners (Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova) and the Visegrad Countries - on the eastern edges of the Schengen area“, financed from: International Visegrád Fund, coordinated by: Geographical Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest.

  • 2013-2014 Project "Forecasting Migration between the EU, V4 and Eastern Europe: Impact of Visa Abolition", financed from: International Visegrad Fund, coordinator: Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw.

  • 2008 Project „Mutual Learning Programme of the European Employment Strategy, European Commission-DG Employment, Social Affairs Opportunities, carried out by ÖSB Consulting GmbH - Wien
  • 2006 – 2008 Project MPSV ČR „Riziko  možného odlivu kvalifikovaných odborníků z České republiky do zahraničí“, č. 13 019/04 – DP2, hlavní řešitelka J.Vavrečková
  • 2005 – 2007 Project MMR ČR „Segregace v ČR – stav a vývoj, příčiny a důsledky, prevence a náprava“, č. WA–014–05–Z01, hlavní řešitel L.Sýkora
  • 2005 – 2011 Výzkumný záměr MŠ MT ČR „Geografické systémy a rizikové procesy v kontextu globálních změn a evropské integrace“, č. MSM 0021620831
  • 2002 – 2004 Forschunggesellschaft fur Wohnen, Bauen und Plannen GmbH Vienna. Grantový projekt The City of Vienna, hlavní řešitel za ČR L. Sýkora


List of publications in English (selection)

  • VALENTA, O., DRBOHLAV, D. (2018): Longitudinal and Spatial Perspectives on the Mismatch of Tertiary Educated Migrant Workers in the Czech Labour Market: The Case of Ukrainians. Moravian Geographical Reports, 26, 4, s. 255-272. 

  • ŠNAJDR, D., DRBOHLAV, D. (2016): “Young and Small” Thai Immigration into Czechia: Wives of Czechs Versus Migrant Workers. In: Global Change and Human Mobility. Domínguez-Mujica, J. (ed.). Springer, pp. 141-164.

  • DRBOHLAV, D.,VALENTA, O. (2014): Czechia: the main immigration country in the V4. In: Eröss, A., Karácsonyi, D. (eds.): Discovering migration between Visegrad countries and Eastern Partners. HAC RCAES Geographical Institute, Budapest, pp. 41-71.
  • DZÚROVÁ, D., DRBOHLAV, D. (2014): Gender Inequalities in the Health of Immigrants and Workplace Discrimination in Czechia. BioMed Research International, Article ID 480425, pp. 1-9.

  • MALMUSI, D., DRBOHLAV, D., DZÚROVÁ, D., PALENCIA, L., BORELL, C. (2014): Inequalities in Healthcare Access by Type of Visa in a Context of Restrictive Health Insurance Policy: The Case of Ukrainian in Czechia. International Journal of Public Health, DOI 10.1007/s00038-014-0592-4.

  • DRBOHLAV, D, DZÚROVÁ, D. (2013): Illegal Migration across the Czech StateBorder “before the Schengen” (… apprehended migrants in Czech detentioncenters)Časopis výzkumu a aplikací v profesionální bezpečnosti [online], 2013, roč. 6, speciální č. Migrace. Dostupný z WWW:. ISSN 1803-3687.

  • DZÚROVÁ, D., WINKLER, P., DRBOHLAV, D. (2014): Immigrants’ Access to Health Insurance: No Equality without Awareness. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11, pp. 7144-7153. doi:10.3390/ijerph110707144.

  • DRBOHLAV, D., ŠTYCH, P., DZÚROVÁ, D. (2013): Smuggled versus Not-smuggled across the Czech Border. International Migration Review, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 207-238.

  • GÄRTNER, M., DRBOHLAV, D. (2012):  Acculturation of expatriate executive managers in Czechia. Geografie, Vol. 117, No. 4, pp. 349-370. 
  • MEDOVÁ, L., DRBOHLAV., D. (2012): Estimating the Size of the Irregular Migrant Population in Prague - an Alternative Approach. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 75–89.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., JANSKÁ, E. (2009): Illegal Economic and Transit Migration in the Czech Republic (Intensive Study of Individual Migrants´ Behaviour). Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 141-156.
  • DRBOHLAV, D.; MEDOVÁ-LACHMANOVÁ, L.; JANSKÁ, E.; DZÚROVÁ, D.; ČERMÁKOVÁ, D.; ČERMÁK, Z. (2009):. Irregular economic activities of migrants in the Czech Republic. International Migration Papers No. 94, International labour office – Geneva, 77 p.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., DZÚROVÁ, D., ČERMÁK, Z., JANSKÁ, E., ČERMÁKOVÁ, D., MEDOVÁ, L. (2008): Immigrants´ Irregular Economic Activities in the Czech Republic (a Multi-Approach Study), Transfer - The European Review of Labour and Research, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 639-652.
  • JANSKÁ, E., DRBOHLAV, D.: (2008): The Czech Republic. In: Hönekopp, E., Mattila, H. Permanent or Circular Migration? Policy Choices to Address Demographic Decline and Labour Shortages in Europe. Budapešť, International Organization for Migration, pp. 35-72.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., LACHMANOVÁ, L.: (2008) Irregular Activities of Migrants in the Czech Republic: a Delphi Study about Adaptations in a Globalising Ekonomy. In: Evolution of Geographical Systéme and Risk Processes in the Global Context. Dostál, P. (ed)., Prague, Charles niversity in Prague, Fakulty of Science, P3K, pp. 129- 156.
  • DRBOHLAV, D. (2008): The Assistance System of Employment of Ukrainians in the Czech Republic. Discussion Paper. Hodnotící zpráva připravená pro program “Mutual Learning Programme of the European Employment Strategy“ (zadavatel: European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities), organizováno ÖSB Consulting (Rakousko) ve spolupráci s Institute for Employment Studies (Velká Británie) a BICEPS (Lotyšsko). Final Report. Mutual Learning Program of the European Employment Strategy in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, pp. 37-52.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., LACHMANOVÁ, L (2008): The Czech Republic.  Závěrečná výzkumná zpráva projektu „Clandestino“ koordinovaném „Hellenic Foundation of European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) v Aténách (v rámci 6. RP EK).
  • DRBOHLAV, D., LACHMANOVÁ, L (2008): The Czech Republic. Country Report on national data collection systems and practices. Výzkumná zpráva v rámci projektu PROMINSTAT (6. RP EK), koordinovaného ICMPD ve Vídni.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., MEDOVÁ, L. (2008): The Czech Republic. Country report prepared for the research project CLANDESTINO Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable. Data and Trend Across Europe.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., LACHMANOVÁ-MEDOVÁ, L. (2008): Country Reports on National Data Collection Systems and Practices - the Czech Republic. PROMINSTAT report.
  • HAMPL, M., DOSTÁL, P., DRBOHLAV, D. (2007): Social and Cultural Geography in the Czech Republic: Under Pressures of Globalization and Post-Totalitarian Transformation. Country Report. Social and Cultural Geography, Vol. 8, June 2007, No. 3, pp. 475-493.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., DZÚROVÁ, D. (2007): „Where Are They Going?“ Immigrant Inclusion in the Czech Republic (A Case Study on Ukrainians, Vietnamese, and Armenians in Prague). International Migration, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 1-25.
  • DRBOHLAV, D. (2006): International Migration Patterns in the New EU Member States. In: The New Generations of Europeans. Lutz, W., Richter, R., Wilson, Ch. (eds.). London, Earthscan, pp. 223-247.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., ČERNÍK, J., DZÚROVÁ, D. (2005):  Dimensions of Integration: Migrant Youth in Central European Countries; Country Report on the Czech Republic. In: Dimensions of Integration: Migrant Youth in Central European Countries, Vienna, International Organization for Migration (IOM), pp. 51-99.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., HORÁKOVÁ, M., JANSKÁ, E. (2005): The Czech Republic. In: Current Immigration Debates in Europe; A Publication of the European Migration Dialogue. Niessen J., Schibel, Y., Thompson, C. (eds.). Brussels, Migration Policy Group, pp. 65-94.
  • BURCIN, B., DRBOHLAV, D., KUČERA, T. (2005): Czech Republic Population Prospects in the Mirror of Replacement Migration Concept. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geographica, Vol. 40, No. 1-2, pp. 47-67.
  • DRBOHLAV. D., ČERMÁK, Z. (2005): Population Migration and Mobility in the Current Czech Republic – Reflections on Some Conceptual Frameworks. Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Geographica, Vol 37, pp. 11-26.
  • DRBOHLAV, D. (2005): The Czech Republic: From Liberal Policy to EU Membership. Migration Information Source, August 2005.
  • LACHMANOVÁ, L. – DRBOHLAV, D. (2004): The Probable Future Development of European East-West Migration (Delphi Method Revived). European Spatial Research and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 135-155.
  • DRBOHLAV, D. (2004): Migration Trends in Selected EU Applicant Countries; Volume II – The Czech Republic; “The Times They Are A-Changin”. (European Commission Project: “Sharing Experience: Migration Trends in Selected Applicant Countries and Lessons Learned from the New Countries of Immigration in the EU and Austria). Vienna, International Organization for Migration (IOM).
  • DRBOHLAV, D., KALVODA, J., VOŽENÍLEK, V. (eds.) (2004): Czech Geography at the Dawn of the Millenium. Olomouc, Czech Geographic Society, Palacky University in Olomouc.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., KALVODA, J., VOŽENÍLEK, V. (2004): Frontiers of Czech Geography. In: DRBOHLAV, D. – KALVODA, J. – VOŽENÍLEK, V. (eds.): Czech Geography at the Dawn of the Millenium. Olomouc, Czech Geographic Society, Palacky University in Olomouc 2004, pp.  413-421.
  • YING, K., DRBOHLAV, D. (2004): Gender Differences in Migration Experience of Elderly, Post-Soviet Immigrant Couples in West Hollywood, California. In: DRBOHLAV, D. – KALVODA, J. – VOŽENÍLEK, V. (eds.): Czech Geography at the Dawn of the Millenium. Olomouc, Czech Geographic Society, Palacky University in Olomouc 2004, pp. 329-347.
  • DRBOHLAV, D., JANSKÁ, E. (2004): Current Ukrainian and Russian Migration to the Czech Republic: Mutual Similarities and Differences. In: GÓRNY, A. – RUSPINI, P. (eds.): Migration in the New Europe, East-West Revisited, London, Palgrave – Macmillan 2004, pp. 49-64.