Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues
Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania
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Research projects carried out by RCIMI
 

1. Migration and Identity in a Changing Europe - Building Partenerships and Fostering Communication

The international research project Migration and Identity in a Changing Europe. Building Partnerships and Fostering Communication is fiunded by the Open Society Foundation under the “East-East. Partnership beyond Borders” program. The project is coordinated by PhD Lecturer Cristina Matiuţa and it is unfolded in the period: November 2006 – October 2007.
 
The research project is implemented in cooperation with researchers and practitioners in the migration field coming from several Central and East European countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Republic of Moldova.
 
The main goals of this project are: the establishment and maintenance of a network of experts on migration and identity issues in East-Central Europe and the enhancement of cooperation between academics, civil society and the institutions involved in the management of migration phenomenon.
 
The outcome of this project is:
  • Organizing an international seminar in November 2006 in Oradea, with participants from the above mentioned countries. During this seminar the participants adopted a common platform for sharing ideas, experiences, and information regarding migration and mobility;
  • Setting up of a website aiming to maintain the collaboration between the participants of the international seminar and also to enlarge the network of experts with new members. The website disseminates a wide range of information concerning migration, studies and research materials of the experts' network, funding opportunities, etc.;
  • Publishing a biannual online review, Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, under the aegis of the Research Centre on Identity and Migration Studies (RCIMI) and the Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania.
The members of the research network need to find new funding opportunities in order to secure the continuation of this project after financial support of Open Society Foundation ends. 
 
 
 
 

2. Liberalizing Labor Market in Romania - Opportunities and Risks
 
 

The Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues and the Faculty of Political Science and Communication Science, University of Oradea have participated in the elaboration of the impact study Liberalizing Labor Market in Romania - Opportunities and Risks carried out in September - October 2006 on the basis of a research contract with the Ministry of Labor, Social Solidarity and Family- Department for Labor Abroad. The coordinators of the research teams that participated in this project were PhD Prof. Lia Pop and Lecturer Ioan Laza. The outcome of this project consists in publishing an impact study available also online on the website of the Ministry of Labor, Social Solidarity and Family.

Click here to open a copy of this study in Romanian.