TARKI Tarsadalomkutatasi Intezet Zrt
Tarki Social Research Institute is employee owned, specialized in applied social research, with a history of over thirty years. Based in Budapest, Hungary, its research focus spans from social stratification, labour markets, income distribution, consumption, lifestyle patterns and migration to attitudes and xenophobia in Hungary and, in the majority of its projects, in Europe.
Our specific experience in both empiric research and policy evaluation in the area of migration was built up in a number of international projects on migration trends and migration policies. Tarki experts have decade long experience at international level in both qualitative and quantitative researches in the field of migration (and in other related areas of social sciences); in project evaluation and assessment of research outputs; policy recommendations; and in teaching the sociology of migration.
Our researchers are active members of the international migration research community: they have been working on a number of migration research projects as members of international research consortia; members of international organizations, such as IMISCOE.
Tarki Social Research Institute is closely embedded in international collaborations with major European academic partners in various European research projects on comparative study of poverty and inequality (research projects like GINI, ImPRoVE), on labour markets (STYLE) and on migration and cross-border relations (ENRI-EAST, EUROBORDERREGIONS), on development and operation of research infrastructures (CESSDA, InGRID), on monitoring of the living conditions in Europe (Social Situation Monitor) and on Hungary (Tarki Household Monitor series).
Tarki has its own fieldwork apparatus, capable of carrying out surveys on a regular basis and of managing large scale international research like, most recently, on the Impact of Privatization on the Mortality Crisis in Eastern Europe (PrivMort) and on various attitudes in the Visegrad countries (CEORG) as well as running the major comparative international surves such as ISSP, WVS, and ESS. Tarki regularly appears on global rankings of top social policy think tanks. Tarki Social Science Data Archive, a member of CESSDA, can play a special role in implementing the Open Access Data pilot tasks undertaken by the consortium.
Endre Sik (m.) (DSc (sociology) (habil)), senior researcher at TÁRKI, professor at Debrecen University and professor emeritus at ELTE University. Ha was the director of the National Focal Point of the European Union Centre for Monitoring Race and Xenophobia and the chairman of Refuge – Association for Helping Migrants. He also served as the president of the Hungarian Sociological Association. His main research fields are migration, xenophobia, methodology and economic sociology. He has recently participated in four FP7 projects (STYLE, EUBORDERREGIONS, WORKCARE SYNERGY, and ENRI-EAST), a project on migrant integration (Concordia Discourse, financed by DG Justice), and lead the methodology committee of a project on migrants in the media (FRA). His previous migration related international projects are numerous including LOCALMULTIDEM (on the political activity of migrants and refugees, FP6), ARGO (economic and irregular migration, IOM), Diaspora politics in Hungary, Russia and Ukraine, COLPI), etc.