Online Encyclopedia of Migration
The Online Encyclopaedia of Migration is a new educational project created by the organization Online encyklopedie migrace, z. s. (NGO) in close cooperation with Charles University in Prague and gradually also with other European universities.
Its objective is to establish and develop on a long-term basis an interactive encyclopaedia of current migration in the world. The organization aims to create, in cooperation with universities, a unique academic platform that will offer the general public a basic reliable source of information, which will help them get oriented in today’s world «from the perspective of migration».
The Encyclopaedia studies current migration in the world using an interactive map of the world (it derives from the UN migration data capturing the current number of migrants in individual states) and subsequently short (2 norm pages max.) entries explaining the situation in individual countries. Moreover, the Encyclopaedia describes a broader political, legal, socio-economic, cultural, historical and environmental context of migration. The entries are sorted hierarchically – from entries about migration to entries «relating» to it.
The entries are written in a popularizing style so that they are comprehensible and attractive for the general public; however, at the same time, they meet the requirements of the encyclopaedic genre. They are written by academics or students under their guidance. Each entry is authorised, complemented with a thorough research of sources and secondary literature and peer-reviewed.
Charles University Prague
Jenna Althoff (for Germany)
Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the Czech Republic, Norway Grants and Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion at Charles University