Ośrodek Badań nad Migracjami

Podsumowanie projektu „The impact of Brexit on migration from the V4 countries: migrant strategies”


31.01.2023 o godz. 13:00 zapraszamy do sali konferencyjnej Ośrodka Badań nad Migracjami UW, ul. Pasteura 7 (2 piętro) na spotkanie otwarte podsumowujące projekt „The impact of Brexit on migration from the V4 countries: migrant strategies” (grant Międzynarodowego Funduszu Wyszehradzkiego nr 21910049). Spotkanie będzie połączone z dyskusją nad artykułem napisanym wspólnie przez uczestników projektu.

Plan spotkania:

13:00 – wprowadzenie (Wojciech Bedyński)

13:15 – prezentacja Polska (Wojciech Bedyński)

13:30 – prezentacja Węgry (Ágnes Erőss, Katalin Kovály)

13:45 – prezentacja Słowacja (Petra Strnádová, Jana Pecníková – online)

14:00 – prezentacja Czechy (Karel Čada)

14:15-15:00 – dyskusja nad tekstem artykułu

Title: The impact of Brexit on migration from the V4 countries: migrant strategies

AuthorsPL – Wojciech Bedyński (OBM UW), HU – Ágnes Erőss, Katalin Kovály (CSFK), SK – Petra Strnádová, Jana Pecníková (UMB), CZ – Karel Čada (Charles University)


The result of the 2016 Brexit referendum was a shock to European public opinion. The unprecedented situation of the UK leaving the EU structures raised questions and concerns particularly in Central-Eastern European countries, from where thousands of citizens emigrated to the British Islands after the accession to the EU in 2004 and the immediate opening of the UK labor market. Brexit changed the settled status quo and introduced uncertainty. In many cases it forced decisions that had been postponed for years, and was a motivation to regulate the legal status of residence, which until now, thanks to functioning in the common European market, did not have to be regulated. For some people, it was a moment of reflection on their life strategy, including considering the option of returning to their home country or moving somewhere else. Brexit later turned out to be just one of the crisis events, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and high inflation across Europe, that also affected migrants’ life strategies. Qualitative ethnographic research conducted by teams from all four Visegrad countries offers a unique opportunity for comparative analysis.