About the projects
The project “New approaches to the coordination of expatriate issues” (2020-2022) is financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic through the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR). It is an applied research project which aims to answer policy relevant questions, but it is also open to exploring new directions that may emerge along the way. The project is based on a mixed method approach, including a questionnaire survey targeted at a large sample of respondents, as well as in-depth interviewing and focus group discussions with selected individuals and representatives of diaspora and state organisations. The project outcomes will include a workshop for relevant stakeholders, research reports and scientific publications, recommendations for diaspora policymaking, an interactive map of the worldwide distribution of the Czech diaspora and a (voluntary) database of diaspora contacts to be used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The project “Czech diaspora – Multidimensional relations and conditionality of Czechia and host countries” (2022-2024) is financed by The Czech Science Foundation (GAČR). It is a combined basic and applied research project, because on the one hand it examines theoretical concepts, while on the other it seeks to formulate policy recommendations. The project is based on a mixed method approach, combining the analysis of existing literature and secondary data with the collection and analysis of original quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interview) data. The project outcomes will include a series of scientific publications and policy recommendations.
This website also serves for data gathering by offering options to participate in the research and providing a space for communication regarding diaspora issues through our discussion forum.