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1 The complexity of migration in the Baltic Sea Region Immigration, a threat or a solution? Warsaw, April 24, 2008 Migration Policy Department Ministry of Interior and Administration

2 Migration situation in Poland  Total population – 38 mln  Number of foreigners residing in Poland – c.a based on the issued resident cards (31 December 2006) – 0,27 % of total population

3 Polish Acts on aliens The Constitution of the Republic of Poland of 2 April 1997 Act on aliens of 13 June 2003 Act on granting protection to aliens within the territory of the Republic of Poland of 13 June 2003 Act on the entry into, residence in and exit from the Republic of Poland of nationals of the European Union Member States and their family members of 14 July 2006 Act of repatriation of 9 November 2000 Polish Citizenship Act of 15 February 1962 Other legislation regulating activities other than legalisation of stay of aliens (employment, engagement in economic activity, education etc.) International and European Acts

4 PRIME MINISTER MINISTER OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATION MINISTER OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATION MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTER OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OF ECONOMY MINISTER OF ECONOMY MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATION MINISTRY OF INTERIOR AND ADMINISTRATION MINISTRY OF ECONOMY MINISTRY OF ECONOMY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND HIGHER EDUCATION MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS MIGRATION POLICY DEPARTMENT MIGRATION POLICY DEPARTMENT OFFICE FOR FOREIGNERS OFFICE FOR FOREIGNERS CONSULAR DEPARTMENT CONSULAR DEPARTMENT MIGRATION DEPARTMENT MIGRATION DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEPARTMENT INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEPARTMENT LABOUR MARKET DEPARTMENT LABOUR MARKET DEPARTMENT SOCIAL ASSISTANCE AND INTEGRATION DEPARTMENT SOCIAL ASSISTANCE AND INTEGRATION DEPARTMENT OTHER DEPARTMENTS OTHER DEPARTMENTS EUROPEAN UNION AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEPARTMENT EUROPEAN UNION AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEPARTMENT POLICE BORDER GUARD CHANCELLERY REFUGEE BOARD V OIVODS – REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GOVERNMENT AT TERRITORIAL LEVEL – 16 VOIVODSHIPS

5 Main actors in the area of migrtion - institutions and NGOs State and local government institutions: voivodeships and poviats labour offices The National Labour Inspectorate NGOs and research centers: The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Caritas Polska La Strada Polish Humanitarian Organisation and Polish Red Cross Nobody’s Children Foundation Center for International Relations The Institute of Public Affairs Center of Migration Research

6 Challenges for migration policy  Migration management - labour migration from and to Poland - reliable migration data - policy coherence and interinstitutional cooperation  Preventing illegal immigration - links between illegal immigration and illegal employment  International dimension - changes in migration patterns - EU and global context

7 Interministerial Committee for Migration  Established on 14th February 2007  Advisory body of the Prime Minister  Coordination role for all activities related to establishment of national migration policy priorities  Composition: representatives of the concerned Ministries and State Agencies (members and designeted experts)  Chaired by the Minister of Interior and Administration

8 Interministerial Committee for Migration - represented institutions Members – Vice-Ministers and Heads of Agencies  The Chancellery of the Prime Minister  The Ministry of Interior and Administration  The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs  The Ministry of Economy  The Ministry of Finance  The Ministry of Health  The Ministry of National Education  The Ministry of Science and Higher Education  Office for the Committee for European Integration  Central Statistical Office  The Office for Foreigners  General Headquarters of the Border Guard  General Headquarters of the Police  Internal Security Agency

9 Interministerial Committee for Migration - main tasks - Identification of directions of legislative and institutional changes in the field of migrations and submitting them to the Council of Ministers; Preparation of proposals modifying competencies in the field of migrations; Coordination of interministerial cooperation in migration field; Exchange of information and monitoring the works in the European Union in migration field; Cooperation with other units of governmental administration, local and regional self-government and NGOs in migration field.

10 Interministerial Committee for Migration - activities -  Four meetings  Working groups  Information on existing legal provisions and practics  Identification of existing gaps  Finding solutions  Legislation proposals

11 Interministerial Committee for Migration - working groups -  Labour Immigration  Labour Emigration  Preventing illegal immigration  Integration  Statistics  Reemigration

12 permit to settle Residence titles entitling aliens to reside in the territory of the Republic of Poland Excemption from visa requirement (Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001) long-term resident’s EC resident permit Visas (Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001) International protection temporary residents permit Legal residence of aliens in the territory of the Republic of Poland refugee status tolerated stay temporary protection asylum Permits

13 Migration Trends in Poland - granted residence titles -

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15 Thank you for your attention Migration Policy Departament Ministry of Interior and Administration 5, Batorego St., Warsaw, POLAND phone: ; e - mail:


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