The first phase of the CARIM-East database has been completed. You can find there ca. 700 documents in the demo-eco module, more than 150 in the socio-political module and well over 600 in the legal module. Apart from original data, there are also a series of Explanatory Notes on various topics, shedding light on the contents of the database. Most of the documents are available in two languages, English and Russian.


Demo-Eco database

If you are looking for numbers, use the demo-eco module search engine.  CARIM-East demographic and economic module in the database offers, for the first time, a detailed and exhaustive comparative analysis of the main strengths and gaps in migration data collection systems in the post-Soviet region, enriched by a detailed description of single data sources. For more info, please visit the section “Explanatory Notes.


Legal database

If you are interested in the legal framework regulating migration in CARIM-East countries, you will find in our database a large number of legal instruments from international, through regional to national frameworks. Ratification statuses from each country covered by the project are attached to all international and regional treaties. National legal frameworks are divided into 12 thematic sections: visas, border checks, entry and stay conditions, labour migration, rights and obligations, asylum, etc.


All legal acts are accompanied by information on adoption dates and entry-into-force dates, available text versions and their official sources as well as abstracts. Apart from giving a rapid overview of the content of a given legal act, the abstracts contain references to relevant articles thus facilitating the orientation inside a legal act. The first set of Explanatory Notes provides a deeper understanding of the systematic composition of immigration- and asylum-related legal frameworks in the CARIM-East countries.


Socio-Political database

If you want to understand the migration context in the CARIM-East countries, the socio-political module offers rich material on migration policy developments in this region, focusing on both EU migration-related policies and the national migration policy framework there. The socio-political module also contains documents that highlight the main social and political debates surrounding migration, such as human trafficking, citizenship, diasporas, border management and border control, etc. The news section offers media discourses from different sources that reflex, shape and alter the public opinion on migration in a given country. Explanatory Notes offer, instead, a deeper understanding of the migration policy framework and the institutional structure regulating migration in the region.