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Central European Forum for Migration Research
The Central European Forum for Migration Research (CEFMR) is a research partnership between different institutions in Poland. CEFMR specialises in multidisciplinary research on international migration in Central Europe. The research institute employs geographers, demographers, sociologists, economists, political scientists and a mathematician. Research focuses predominantly but not exclusively on Central and Eastern Europe.

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The Centre for International Relations
The Centre for International Relations (CIR) is an independent, non-governmental establishment dedicated to the study of Polish foreign policy and those issues of international politics, which are of importance to Poland. The Centre’s primary objective is to offer political counselling, to describe Poland’s current international situation, and to continuously monitor the government’s foreign policy moves. The CIR coordinates the Migration and Homeland Security Program. The Program's activities revolve around the issues that concern the development of the European area of freedom, security and justice (AFSJ) and Poland's role within it as an EU border state. Research areas include: migratory flows of workers and refugees along the European East-West axis, problems related to Poland's transition from an emigration country into immigration and transit one, as well as links between the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the European Security Defence Policy (ESDP) and internal security issues. The CIR prepares reports and analyses, holds conferences and seminars, publishes books and articles, carries out research projects and organizes working groups.

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Centre of Migration Research
Faculty of Economic Sciences
Warsaw University
The Centre of Migration Research (CMR) is one of six branches of the Institute for Social Studies (ISS). It was established in 1993 and consists of an interdisciplinary group of researchers representing various departments of Warsaw University, Warsaw School of Economics and Institute of Political Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences). The centre focuses on international population movements, migrants' integration, ethnic relations and migration policy.

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The Institute of Public Affairs
The Institute of Public Affairs is an independent, non-partisan public policy think-tank. The IPA coordinates the Migration and Eastern Policy Programme. The Programme is concerned with the problems of Poland's relations with neighbouring states as well as the eastern policy of the European Union. The Institute of Public Affairs has prepared reform proposals for the key areas in society and politics. The Institute has a network of associates, which consists of scholars from different academic institutions as well as numerous social and political actors. The IPA publishes the results of its activities in the form of books and policy papers. It also organises seminars, conferences and lectures. Its publications are distributed to members of parliament, government officials, the media and non-governmental organisations.