Borders and Migrations




Dr. Rossen Koroutchev

Home institution:

Group of Mediterranean Studies

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid



10. 4. 2019


10:30 - 11:30


Institute of Geography, Seminary room SJ2P14

Faculty of Science,
Parvol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Jesenná 5, Košice


In this presentation I will make a brief review of the current European borders and migration issues. Based mainly on my own research during the past years, I will discuss different topics related to the Morocco-Algeria border, the Bulgaria-Serbia border, the Bulgarian and Moroccan (circular) migration in Spain, the Georgian (skilled) migration, as well as selected topics concerning the current refugee crisis in Europe, by making an emphasis to the Bulgarian case.

Problems of interest related to the East Slovakia/Košice region and West Ukraine will be also discussed. Among them is the role of skilled migration for the economic, social and educational development at national and municipality levels, the cross-border cooperation, as well as the role of the migration on some economic and social problems, by focusing on the recent trend of mass emigration from Ukraine.