The project is aimed at systematic monitoring of current migration dynamics in Ukraine (both internal and international migration, particularly to V4 and the EU) resulted from Crimea annexation and armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine. It will investigate both qualitative and quantitative (where possible) characteristics of forced migration and accompanying economic-driven migration. It will also present policy recommendations for the V4 governments, EU institutions and Ukrainian government.
The main questions to be answered during project implementation are following:
1) How Crimea annexation and conflict in Eastern Ukraine has influenced mobility patterns of Ukrainian population?;
2) What are the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of internally displaced persons and asylum seekers from Ukraine?;
3) What are the main motives that drive IDPs and asylum seekers to leave the conflict zone?
4) Has Crimea annexation and conflict in Eastern Ukraine influenced labour migration in Ukrainian society?
5) What is the legal and social situation of Ukrainian forced migrants?
6) What could be done to better address needs of Ukrainian forced migrants? What policy changes could be implemented by Ukrainian government, V4 governments and the EU?
Current and expected outputs
1. Monthly reports monitoring the situation of Ukrainian forced migrants distributed to relevant stakeholders in the V4, EU and Ukraine
2. Final research report in English and Ukraine (hard-copy and electronic one) widely disseminated in Ukraine, V4 and the EU, 500 copies (around 100 pages), Quantitative and qualitative
characteristics of forced migrants displaced in result of Crimea annexation and conflict in Eastern Ukraine; hypotheses on new mobility patterns of Ukrainian population
3. Conference: Bratislava and Warsaw in June 2016.
Final conferences in Warsaw and Bratislava:
1. Geographic Migration Centre– GEOMIGRACE (Czech Republic) – WWW
2. Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (Slovakia) – WWW
3. Centre for Eastern Studies (Poland) – WWW
4. Europe without Barriers (Ukraine) – WWW