50 / 2019
Maja Gostič

The Experience of Living and Work of Contemporary Slovenian Emigrants in Austria and Germany

The article deals with the subjective perceptions of emigrants that left Slovenia between 2014 and 2017. Their experiences of their stay in Austria and Germany, which are the most popular destinations for contemporary emigrants from Slovenia, are presented in depth. The subjective experiences of migrants are important for understanding the broader picture of contemporary economic migration with the support of objective statistical data. The purpose of the research was to obtain as much information as possible on the migration experience from the perspective of our contemporary times affected by globalization and mobility. The research contributes to an understanding of the contemporary motives for and experiences of emigration in the EU.
KEY WORDS: contemporary Slovenian emigration, Austria, Germany, subjective experiences, economic migration