Dear Visitor,

I wholeheartedly welcome you on the website of the Migration Research Institute co-founded by the Századvég School of Politics Foundation and the Matthias Corvinus Collegium. Migration, as a social phenomenon, is as old as history. Looking round the globe, we see that certain countries struggle with emigration causing fundamental change of their society, while others face immigration with the same significant effect.

In this equation, the European continent has a special role. While in the preceding centuries Europe was rather famous of emigration and of how it conquered other continents, in the most recent period, direction of migration shows a definite and fairly spectacular reversal. Moreover, creation of the European Union was accompanied by the new phenomena of free movement of people within the Union, in line with the spread of modern means of communication and transportation approximating countries of the world and to each other.

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Calm before the storm

Last year the total number of international migrants reached 272 million worldwide, which means 3.5 per cent of the global population. Migration…

Calm Before The Storm

Lybia’s third civil war has been running for more than a year

Victor Marsai, research director of the Migration Research Institute said regarding the Lybian civil war that Europe cannot afford to hand the…

Lybia’s Third Civil War Has Been Running For More Than A Year

Migration pressure in Europe may increase as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the welfare gap between Europe and the migrant-sending regions will deepen, which would mean an…

Migration Pressure In Europe May Increase As A Consequence Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Non-western immigrants of Scandinavia have a higher incidence of coronavirus disease

Non-western immigrants of Scandinavia have a higher incidence of coronavirus disease than their ratio in the local population. This phenomenon can be partly explained by…

Non-western Immigrants Of Scandinavia Have A Higher Incidence Of Coronavirus Disease

The coronavirus and Afghanistan

The coronavirus epidemic has worsened the situation in Afghanistan, the unemployment was very high even before the outbreak due to the long-running…

The Coronavirus And Afghanistan