Welcome to the Geographic Migration Center - GEOMIGRACE
Geographic Migration Center - GEOMIGRACE is a research institute of the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. For over thana decade, GEOMIGRACE has been focused on research of international migration and intgration of migrants into Czech majority society with special emphasis on the situtation of post-Soviet and Vietnamese immigrants, and has aimed at studying and analyzing of development of Czech migration policy. The research is based on multidisciplinary approach with emphasis on geographic aspects of international migration and adaptation, and maily conducted on a basis of combination of qualitative and quantitative methods. Besides studies of international migration, GEOMIGRACE has been also focused on research of internal migration of population of Czechia, as well as other forms of population mobility.
Since 2012, GEOMIGRACE has been a member of the international research network International Migration, Integration, and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE).
The Center’s research activities have been mainly financed from sources of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA ČR), the Grant Agency of Charles University (GA UK), the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and other ministries, and other resources. Researchers of the Center are also linked to a number of projects of international cooperation (e.g., funded by the European Commission, the International Organization for Migration and the International Labour Organization).
Teaching and PhD study
An important part of activities of GEOMIGRACE is training of young researchers in the field of migration studies. PhD students have the opportunity to address the issue of international migration, adaptation of migrants and migration policy within the four-year doctoral program social geography and regional development under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Dušan Drbohlav or dr. Eva Janská. Besides work on their own projects, PhD students are involved in research activities of GEOMIGRACE, particularly these funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic.
Experience of research is also used in teaching activities of GEOMIGRACE members – especially in courses of International Migration, Geography of migration and integration of foreigners, Social Geography and Human Ecology and Population Development.