About the authors

European identity and immigration

Joanna Kaczanowska graduated in the European Union Law from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Poland. Her scholar interests concern European constitutional and migration law. Her MA Thesis “Free Movement of EU Citizens” was awarded the first prize for the best MA Thesis in Poland in the field of EU law in the “Luminarz” competition organized by the Polish section of ELSA under the patron of the Office of Ministry of EU Integration. She has got scholarship of the Tokyo Foundation – Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund, of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Matra Training for EU Cooperation, and scholarship of the Italian Institute of Culture. Currently she continues her studies at the Univ. of Amsterdam. From 2006 she works as an EU official in the Council of the EU. joannakacz@wp.pl

Árpád Gordos born in Hungary, 1948, graduated from Marx Károly University of Economics, Budapest. He is a former director general of the State Secretariat for Integration and External Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hungary and later senior advisor of the president of the Office for EU Affairs. Frequent lecturer in Hungary, teaches at colleges, universities. Main publications: “The Hungarian “jojo” in Europe”, Szombathely, 2002, 2005; “The birth of the European constitutional treaty” 2004; co-author of several other books, papers on European affairs. agordos@-kum.hu

Judith Tóth (1962) is a Hungarian associate professor of law at the Faculty of Law, University of Szeged, and a research team leader in the European Union financed FP6 “Challenge” project (2004-2008) at the Minority Studies Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. As an expert of migration policy, she published about 130 articles in Hungarian and English on refugees, minorities, labour migrants as well as the impacts of the European enlargement on migratory movements, national policy and identity. Her recent book Státusjogok: (The Substance of Statuses) on each legal status existing in national regulation including nationals, Diaspora, settled migrants, refugees, ethnic and national minorities, stateless persons, labour migrants and tolerated aliens in Hungary (2004). It attempts to indicate the maneuvering room of national legislation within the framework of the European community law, international and human rights. skula@juris.u-szeged.hu

Balázs, Vizi graduated in law at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest) in 1999, he received PhD degree in political science from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2006. He has specialized in human and minority rights protection. He works at the Research Institute of Ethnic and National Minorities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and from 2004 is a lecturer at the Department of International Law of the Faculty of Public Administration of Budapest Corvinus University. He is author of several publications on minority issues in the context of the European Union and co-editor of books on minority rights protection. vizi@mtaki.hu

András Kováts is a Hungarian sociologist, research fellow in the Institute for Minority Studies of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and director of integration programmes for refugees in the Hungarian Association for Migrants. He obtained degrees in special education and in social policy at ELTE Univ. Budapest. Currently living in Budapest, he has been doing research on immigrant integration, immigration and asylum policy for the Minority Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1998 he has been in charge of co-ordinating the activity of Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants, first as a programme co-ordinator, later as director. He has also been involved in consultancy for various governmental bodies dealing with immigration and asylum related issues. He has published articles on migration policy, patterns of integration of protected migrants in Hungary. kovand@mtapti.hu

Attila Melegh is a Hungarian sociologist, PhD, senior research fellow in the Institute of Demographic Studies, Central Statistical Office. He has participated in comparative researches on migratory movements, gender studies, and impacts of globalisation as well as labour migration. His last book described the patterns of migration in a gloabalized world 2005). melegh@mailop.ksh.hu

Luca Váradi is a Hungarian sociologist. She is starting her Ph.D. at the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in Budapest. Her fields of research are immigration and minority issues. varadiluca@gmail.com

Emilia Palonen is a Finnish political scientist. She is PhD Student at the Centre for Theoretical Studies, University of Essex, and she has DAAD Junior Visiting Fellow, Humboldt University of Berlin. She is doing research on political communication.emiliapalonen@yahoo.co.uk

Sándor Kovács is a professor of political science at the Political Science Department of University of Miskolc. His most important publications are the followings: „Theoretical Approach to the Integrative Model of the Traditional Society.” Publ. Univ. Miskolciensis, Sectio Philosophica, Tomus V., Miskolc, 1999, 189-190 p.; „Stella Hungarorum.” Ősi gyökér. La Raiz Ancestral. XXVII. Évf. 1999. 3-4. sz., Nyíregyháza: 35-36. p., Annales Universitatis Litterarum et Artium Miskolciensis, Miskolc: 97-98. p.; „Contributii referitoare la dezvoltarea relatiliior politice in perioda islamismuli timpuriu.” In: Dumitrescu, I (edit.): Lucrarile stiintifice ale simpozionului international. Stiinte socio-umane, Univ. din Petrosani, Petrosani: Romania, 9-10. p.science@citromail.hu

György Lieb is political science student at the Political Science Department of University of Miskolc. His field is the EU integration process of Turkey. In 2006 he was awarded the Prize for Best Student and Best Young Researcher in the field of political science of the University of Miskolc. liebgyorgy@freemail.hu