Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research
Central European Forum for Migration and Population Research (CEFMR) was created in 2002 as a research partnership of the Swiss Foundation for Population, Migration and Environment (PME), the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the International Organization for Migration.
At the end of 2008 PME terminated its involvement in the CEFMR activities and core funding, since its aims (setting up a research unit and enhancing the scope and quality of migration research in Central Europe / Poland) had been met. As of 1.1.2009 a new institutional setting has been set up, in which the parent organisations of CEFMR are: the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Warsaw School of Economics and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). CEFMR is managed by the Warsaw Office of the latter, which also represents CEFMR in contractual matters.
CEFMR has the following aims:
The area of research, in geographic terms, by mandate focuses predominantly, but not exclusively, on Central and Eastern Europe.
CEFMR specialises in multidisciplinary research on international migration in Central Europe. It conducts research in demography, population statistics, modeling of migration and population, geography, migration policies, sociology and economics.
As a joint project, CEFMR has access to cumulated knowledge of the parent organizations, in particular to over 50 years long expertise of International Organization for Migration, a leading global player in the field of international migration, to the broad research expertise in Central and Eastern Europe of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences, as well as the extended knowledge and reputation in demography and statistics of the Warsaw School of Economics, especially its Institute of Statistics and Demography.
Since November 2004, CEFMR has been a partner institution of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) in Neuchâtel (more...).
Since 2006, the Forum has been invited to participate in the IMISCOE Network of Excellence as an Associated Member.