Slovenian Migration Institute (SMI) at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) is involved in interdisciplinary research of international migration. Researchers are focused on emigration and immigration issues, analyses of return migration, ethnicity, migration and integration processes and policies, cultural-artistic production of migrants and different methodological and theoretical research approaches to migration. Their disciplines span from the humanities to social sciences – historiography, literary history, art history, ethnology, anthropology, geography, cultural studies, political studies and sociology. Researchers are involved in international projects and strive to compare their own research with related Slovenian and foreign research methods and results.
Specific fields of research include emigration from Slovenia, immigration to Slovenia, return migration, migration and integration policy, culture and art (cultural heritage and its digitalisation, emigration and immigration literature, visual arts), history of emigration, spatial, ethnic, cultural, gender and professional identity, acculturation, socialisation, re-socialisation, multiculturalism, assimilation, re-integration, forced or political migrations, emigrant communities, descendants of emigrants, life stories, women studies, contemporary labour migrations.
ZRC SAZU participates in the project as leader of the Work Package 2: Implementation of the Local Action Programmes and actively cooperates with other partners at execution of other Work Packages and project activities.