On 24 – 26 February 2023, the 35th edition of the international Europe of the Carpathians Conference was held in Krasiczyn, with the main themes of European unity and cooperation in the face of Russian aggression. During the conference with the participation of politicians, experts and scientists, the results of our latest research “War Refugees from Ukraine. A Year in Poland” were presented.
Key findings and knowledge in the field of integration and labour activation of Ukrainian citizens in Poland were presented by EWL experts Andrzej Korkus, President of the EWL Migration Platform, Mariya Kuzenko, Head of the Legalization Department of the EWL Migration Platform, and Jan Malicki, Director of the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw.
‘What we have here is a situation that such a large number of Ukrainians employed in Poland does not take jobs away from Poles, but reduces unemployment. These are very interesting conclusions, and, with regard to our social policy, the agencies and ministries responsible for this field should analyse it very carefully (…),’said about the study Marek Kuchciński, Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and initiator of the Europe of the Carpathians Conference.
The survey „War Refugees from Ukraine. A Year in Poland” was conducted on behalf of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister between 10-16 February 2023 by the EWL Migration Platform, the EWL Foundation and the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw. A total of 400 Ukrainian citizens who arrived in Poland after 24 February 2022 due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine were surveyed in 34 Polish locations.