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European Migrant Children Advocacy Platform (EMCAP)

This project led by Missing Children Europe together with PICUM, Terre des Hommes, ECRE, Child Circle, EPCAT, Eurochild and SOS Children’s Village will align migration/asylum and child protection advocacy actors from European and national levels around shared policy recommendations and … Continue reading

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February 2017 EPIM Policy Update now available

The February 2017 Edition of the Policy Update, prepared for organisations interested in European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration, is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular … Continue reading

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EPIM convening workshop and EPIM-supported Missing Children in Europe conference

25-27 January 2017, Malta As part of the “Never Alone –Building our future with children and youth arriving in Europe” sub-fund, EPIM supported the conference “Lost in migration: Working together to protect children from disappearance”, organised by Missing Children Europe … Continue reading

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SCI-EPIM conference on “Effectively communicating and messaging on refugee and migrant issues in a changing environment: the role of civil society in the current policy and public debate”

7-8 February 2017, Brussels On 7 and 8 February 2017, EPIM together with the Social Change Initiative held the conference “Effectively communicating and messaging on refugee and migrant issues in a changing environment: the role of civil society in the current policy … Continue reading

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December 2016 EPIM Policy Update now available

The December 2016 edition of the Policy Update, prepared for organisations interested in European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration, is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular … Continue reading

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EPIM call for proposals on protecting access to rights for mobile EU citizens (concept note phase)

In 2015, 15.3 million EU citizens were living in a Member State other than their own. While free movement is at the core of European integration, the question of EU citizens’ mobility has become increasingly politicised as negative sentiments about … Continue reading

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Guidance for unaccompanied and separated children and youth towards autonomy

The project of the civil society organisation Mentor-Escale aims to facilitate the emancipation and the development of autonomy of unaccompanied and separated youth in the Belgian regions Brussels and Wallonia. In-depth and individualised psychosocial and educational support as well as … Continue reading

October 2016 EPIM Policy Update now available

The October 2016 edition of the Policy Update, prepared for civil society organisations interested in European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration, is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce … Continue reading

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EPIM Call for Proposals on long-term prospects and protection of children and youth on the move in Europe

One in three new arrivals using the Central and Eastern Mediterranean migration routes are children, many of whom are traveling alone, unaccompanied or separated from their families. Regardless of their status, accompanied by family or not, investing now in the … Continue reading

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NEVER ALONE: for a feasible tomorrow – Reception and support for unaccompanied and separated children and youth reaching Italy alone

The Italian Foundations Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione con il Sud, Enel Cuore, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo and Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena have launched … Continue reading

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July 2016 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The July 2016 edition of the EPC Policy Update prepared for civil society organisations interested in the European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based … Continue reading

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Supporting participation and inclusion of unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Germany

The programme in Germany supports non-profit organisations and public bodies to provide assistance for the inclusion and participation of unaccompanied and separated children and youth. The aim is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the specific needs of this … Continue reading

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EPIM seeks a Programme Manager

EPIM is looking for a Programme Manager to support the team as a key point of contact for civil society organisations seeking and receiving EPIM funding, will review grant requests and manage a portfolio of Sub-Fund grants in defined substantive … Continue reading

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May 2016 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The May 2016 edition of the EPC Policy Update prepared for civil society organisations interested in the European policy developments in the areas of migration and integration is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based … Continue reading

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Sophie Ngo-Diep

Sophie Ngo-Diep joined EPIM as Programme Manager in September 2016. Previously, Sophie was the Regional Network Developer and Funding Coordinator of the Migration and Development Civil Society (MADE) programme led by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC). As such, she … Continue reading

EPIM call for participation: communicating on migration in a changing environment

EPIM is issuing a call for participation for civil society organisations (CSOs) working at pan-European level with the interest, ability and intent to build their communication capacities and explore ways of reaching out to the broader public on migration issues. … Continue reading

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Publication of the report “Evaluation of EPIM III: 2012-2015”

In 2012, EPIM commissioned RAND Europe to undertake an evaluation of EPIM’s third funding phase. The report “Evaluation of EPIM III: 2012-2015″ has now been published. The report looks at the projects from civil society organisations which EPIM supported between 2012 and … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals in Italy: NEVER ALONE, for a feasible tomorrow

The Italian Foundations Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione con il Sud, Enel Cuore, Fondazione CRT, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo and Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena have published … Continue reading

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EPIM IV Opening Event in Athens

On 10 March 2016, funders and EPIM grantee organisations’ representatives came together for an opening event marking the beginning of the fourth funding phase of the programme (2016-2018). The event took place in Greece (Athens), a country at the centre … Continue reading

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March 2016 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The March 2016 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. As EPIM … Continue reading

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EPIM Call for Proposals: Supporting unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Greece

Migration has moved to the top of Europe’s agenda as one of the key questions concerning the future of European societies. Despite its relevance when talking about the future, the potential and particular vulnerability of children on the move have … Continue reading

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Michael Diedring

Michael Diedring joined EPIM as its Director in early 2016. He is a lawyer and accomplished NGO professional whose life was transformed by a ‘short sabbatical’ from the private practice of law to assist in legal reform in Central and … Continue reading

Denisa Ticusan

              Denisa joined the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) in August 2016 as a Programme and Communications intern. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and European Studies at National School … Continue reading

Pilot sub-fund on immigration detention 2015-2016

A pilot phase of the sub-fund on immigration detention was launched in 2015 and supported nine civil society projects in the focus countries Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece for an initial project phase of 12 months (September 2015-August 2016). The pilot … Continue reading

ECRE: Asylum Information Database (AIDA)

EPIM has awarded a three-year grant to the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) for them to sustain and further develop the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) that was establishes through an EPIM grant in 2012-2015. AIDA documents the situation … Continue reading

Eligo Plus

Led by Minor-Ndako The civil society organisation Minor-Ndako is supporting unaccompanied and separated youth who have been identified as facing additional social, health and psychological vulnerabilities. In contrast to shorter-term reception practices by the state, the initiative “Eligo” is providing … Continue reading

HEAR – Hearing Entails Awareness and Rights

<a href=”http://www.epim.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Diedring-Photo.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-5258″ style=”border: 2px solid grey;” src=”http://www.epim.info/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Diedring-Photo-233×300.jpg” alt=”Diedring Photo” width=”233″ height=”300″ /></a> Michael Diedring joined EPIM as its Director in early 2016. He is a lawyer and accomplished NGO professional whose life was transformed by a ‘short … Continue reading

EPIM seeks Strategic Communications Advisor on Migration

EPIM seeks for a strategic communications advisor on a consultancy basis to provide expert support and strengthen the capacity of five civil society organisations working on a pan-European level in their communications on migration in the context of a rapidly … Continue reading

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December 2015 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The December 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have the … Continue reading

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Michael Diedring becomes EPIM Director

EPIM is pleased to announce that Michael Diedring will start working as EPIM Director in early 2016. Michael joins EPIM from his current position as Secretary General for the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) where he has been … Continue reading

Responding to the needs of female unaccompanied and separated children and youth in a dynamic environment with a holistic model of intervention

Led by PRAKSIS The goal of this project, led by PRAKSIS in partnership with CIVIS PLUS and ELIX is to enhance protection through increased access to information and services for female unaccompanied and separated children and youth who face particularly … Continue reading

Following their Footsteps

Led by Faros Together with the NGO partners Solidarity Now, Merimna, CIVIS PLUS and Babel, Faros expands a project with a holistic approach to identification, protection and the prevention of absconding for unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Athens, … Continue reading

Strengthening the Protection Network: A project on guardianship for unaccompanied and separated children

Led by METAdrasi METAdrasi has established a Guardianship Network for unaccompanied and separated children assisting overstretched public prosecutorswho hold the legal responsibility for often hundreds of children at the same time, and cannot provide the individualised care that would be … Continue reading

EPIM toolkit on drafting successful applications for EU funding

The EU funding toolkit consists of material provided and gathered from the fifth capacity building workshop for EPIM III grantees conducted earlier this year. The workshop “Drafting successful applications for EU funding: training on project and budget design”, led by the trainers … Continue reading

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October 2015 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The October 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed … Continue reading

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Nine projects selected for pilot Sub-Fund on Immigration Detention

On 1 July 2015, the Selection Committee met in London to decide on the projects which would be selected to pilot EPIM’s year-long sub-fund on immigration detention. EPIM is exploring a new programme framework structured by sub-funds and, following the … Continue reading

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EPIM recruits a Programme Director

European Foundations looking to recruit Programme Director to lead a Collaborative Programme on migration and integration in Europe, and to help develop and implement its next stage of institutional and substantive growth. When the current phase of the European Programme … Continue reading

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July 2015 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The July 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed … Continue reading

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Migreurop opens its “Moving Beyond Borders” exhibition

Migreurop’s exhibition “Moving Beyond Borders” has made its first stop in Brussels between 12-19 June 2015 as the first of a series of showings in European cities which will pop up during the upcoming months. Designed by Etrange Miroirs, this … Continue reading

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Supporting unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Greece

In a collaborative effort, the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) and eleven other European Foundations, including the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the Bodossaki Foundation and the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation are dedicating a funding programme to the … Continue reading

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EPIM pilots sub-fund on immigration detention

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) is piloting a new grant-making approach in form of a sub-fund, addressing the issue of immigration detention in Europe. The aim is to support civil society organisations in advocating for changes in … Continue reading

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PICUM releases position paper on EU Return Directive

Following the unprecedented loss of an estimated 1,600 migrant lives in the Mediterranean in the first months of this year, heads of EU governments adopted a statement on 23 April 2015 which focuses on increased securitisation of the external borders … Continue reading

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April 2015 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The April 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre (EPC), a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed … Continue reading

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January 2015 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

The January 2015 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses … Continue reading

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Guidance for unaccompanied and separated children and youth towards autonomy

Led by Mentor-Escale The project of the civil society organisation Mentor-Escale aims to facilitate the emancipation and the development of autonomy of unaccompanied and separated youth in the Belgian regions Brussels and Wallonia. In-depth and individualised psychosocial and educational support … Continue reading

Supporting the empowerment and transition to autonomy of unaccompanied and separated children and youth

Led by Vereniging van Vlaamse Steden en Gemeenten (VVSG), Union des Villes et Communes de Wallonie (UVCW), Brulocalis The VVSG, UVCW and Brulocalis are non-profit organisations established and managed by the local authorities within the three Regions of Belgium (the Flemish Region, … Continue reading

Supporting the empowerment and transition to autonomy of unaccompanied and separated youth in Belgium

The programme in Belgium led by the King Baudouin Foundation supports civil society organisations and public bodies with the aim to empower unaccompanied and separated youth in their transition to more autonomy and inclusion within the Belgian society. In 2015, … Continue reading

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Association for Legal Intervention presents report “Unprotected – Migrant workers in an irregular situation in Central Europe”

On 2 December, the Association for Legal Intervention (Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej, SIP) presented the report “Unprotected – Migrant workers in an irregular situation in Central Europe” at a hearing at the European Parliament. The report is part of the EPIM-funded … Continue reading

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European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM) launches new website

The new website of the European NGO Platform on Asylum and Migration (EPAM) is launched today on the occasion of the International Migrants Day. www.ngo-platform-asylum-migration.eu EPAM is the meeting-place of European non-governmental organisations and networks seeking to contribute to the … Continue reading

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ENoMW seminar on migrant women and precarious work

On 3 December, the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) organised a lunch seminar on “Precarious Workers: Migrant Women in the EU, the Fight for Labour Security”, at the European Parliament. The seminar is part of the EPIM-funded project “Promoting … Continue reading

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Le Soir: 12 hours of work without a break for 30 euros

Article by Lorraine Kihl (26/10/2016) The fate of unaccompanied minors from Egypt used as cheap labour is cause for concern. If the worry about unaccompanied minors in Italy is increasing, it’s because the numbers are distressing. The number who have … Continue reading

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Le Soir: In Italy, searching for missing migrant children

Article in Le Soir by Lorraine Kihl (26/10/2016) Over 20,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived on Italian shores since the start of the year. Thousands have disappeared without a trace. Alpha began taking night classes in Italian a few days ago. It … Continue reading

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La Repubblica: In Belgium, each unaccompanied refugee minor receives the assistance of a guardian

Article by Paolo Brera (28/10/2016) Belgium could teach other countries a lot on the subject of taking in minors. Our detailed investigation on the whereabouts of unaccompanied minors in Europe. Like Romulus and Remus with the Tiber River and the … Continue reading

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El Païs: Germany moving towards the integration of refugee minors

Article by Belen Dominguez Cebrian (28/10/2016) Host families, guardians, work placement, flat-shares, such are the methods civil society has found to promote the coexistence of Germans with asylum seekers across the country. Against the backdrop of the greatest refugee crisis … Continue reading

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Die Welt : “I am so tired of waiting”

Article  by Flora Wisdorff (27/10/2016) Hamdou, 16, is sitting in a large garden, surrounded by orange trees and lemon trees, a three-story villa rising behind him. A few young people are playing ping pong. Hamdou is pale, with chubby cheeks … Continue reading

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Die Welt: Prison time for unaccompanied refugee minors in Greece

Article by Flora Wisdorff  (27/10/2016) Specialised establishments are overwhelmed. The authorities and NGOs are doing everything they can, under difficult conditions, to improve conditions. This is part two in our series of exclusive reports on migrant minors. When Ahmed set … Continue reading

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Who gets detained? Increasing the transparency and accountability of Bulgaria’s detention practices of asylum seekers and migrants’

Led by Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria CLA’s project seeks to increase the accountability and transparency of decision-making on the administrative detention of migrants in Bulgaria. Initial detention orders are issued on the basis of the discretion … Continue reading

Free to Go: Detention as a last, not a first resort

Led by Bulgarian Helsinki Committee The main objective of this project is to promote the introduction of alternatives to detention of migrants in Bulgaria in order to counteract its widespread use as a result of the increase in immigration and … Continue reading

Who gets detained? Increasing the transparency and accountability of Bulgaria’s detention practices of asylum seekers and migrants

Led by Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights Foundation This project aims to improve the judicial control of the detention process in order to reduce the use of immigration detention, to ensure it is used as a tool of last resort, … Continue reading

HEAR – Hearing Entails Awareness and Rights

Led by Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) The right to be heard is an integral element of the right to good administration and the right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial (Articles 41 and 47 of … Continue reading

CIR presents report “Access to Protection: Bridges, not Walls”

On 28 October 2014, the Italian Council for Refugees (CIR) and ECRE organised a conference on access to the European territory and to asylum procedures for people fleeing war and persecution. It was the final event of the EPIM-funded project … Continue reading

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Promoting Alternatives to Detention

Led by Greek Council for Refugees This project’s main objectives are to dissuade the use of immigration detention to a tool of last resort and to promote alternative practices of migration management. This will be achieved through the drafting of … Continue reading

Monitoring Immigration Detention

Led by AITIMA The aim of this project is to increase the transparency and accountability of immigration detention practices in Greece by clarifying how the state utilizes immigration detention, and to document inconsistencies between the practice of the Greek authorities … Continue reading

Fostering Alternatives to Detention for Children

Led by METAction This project aims to create and implement a pilot foster care system as an alternative measure to the detention of unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs) in Greece, which would both, address the best interests of the child … Continue reading

Promoting and Establishing Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Cyprus

Led by Future Worlds Centre The project seeks to identify pragmatic alternatives to detention and present solid recommendations for the adoption of these alternatives into the current system in Cyprus. In order to advocate for appropriate alternatives, Future Worlds will … Continue reading

End Arbitrary Detention in Cyprus

Led by KISA The main objective of the project is to reduce migrant detention in return procedures to a tool of last resort and to ensure that when applied, it is in accordance with EU and international human rights obligations. … Continue reading

EPIM discusses changing the narrative on migration at EuroPhilantopics

On 4 and 5 November 2014, the Network of European Foundations (NEF), along with the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE), hosted the EuroPhilantopics event in Brussels … Continue reading

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ECAS presents report “Fiscal Impact of EU Migrants in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK”

On 12 November 2014, the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) organised the conference “Free Movement in the EU Today: Challenges and Opportunities” at the European Parliament hosted by Jean Lambert, MEP. The meeting shed light on the various current issues concerning … Continue reading

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November 2014 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The November 2014 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses … Continue reading

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September 2014 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The September 2014 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention in Cyprus

The most recent report by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) on Cyprus highlights that unsuitable detention conditions and the criminalization and imprisonment of migrants continues to be features of … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention in Greece

Greece is experiencing one of the largest influxes of migrants in the EU and is additionally economically challenged. Over the past years, the detention of migrants who arrive in Greece has been the standard practice. The conditions and the wide-scale … Continue reading

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Immigration Detention in Bulgaria

Bulgaria has recently experienced a vast increase in immigration and, having not been a country of immigration up to this point, has faced challenges in its unprepared migration and asylum system. The political response to the increase in numbers of … Continue reading

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June 2014 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The second 2014 and first short edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce regular EPC Policy Updates. … Continue reading

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EPIM publishes briefings on communicating migration

Following the EPIM capacity building workshop “Communicating migration: getting your message heard, storytelling, and other techniques” in Barcelona, on 27-29 January 2014, the workshop facilitator and migration expert, Sue Lukes, summarised the key learnings of the working groups in this … Continue reading

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EPIM recruits Senior Programme Manager

European Foundations looking to recruit Senior Programme Manager to lead a multifaceted collaborative initiative of 12 Foundations, and to (help) develop and implement its next stage of institutional and substantive growth. The EPIM Senior Programme Manager will be responsible for … Continue reading

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April 2014 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The first 2014 edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce quarterly EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses … Continue reading

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Association for Legal Intervention releases analyses on implementation of Employers’ Sanctions Directive in Central Europe

The Association for Legal Intervention (Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej) released country-specific analyses on the implementation of the Employers’ Sanctions Directive in five Central European countries as part of the EPIM-funded project “For Undocumented Migrants’ Rights in Central Europe” carried out in … Continue reading

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EPIM grantees exchange on “communicating migration” during workshop in Barcelona

The project coordinators and partners of current EPIM-funded projects gathered together in Barcelona for a 2-day capacity building workshop on “Communicating migration: getting your message heard, storytelling, and other techniques”. Taking place on 28-29 January 2014 at “Caixaforum”, the workshop … Continue reading

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Flemish Refugee Action releases project website and report

Today, 13 January 2014, Flemish Refugee Action has released the website www.pointofnoreturn.eu and a report as part of the EPIM-funded project “A Face to the Story: the issue of unreturnable persons in detention”, led in cooperation with France Terre d’Asile, … Continue reading

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December 2013 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The third edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce quarterly EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have … Continue reading

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MdM roundtable on the impact of the crisis on children’s and women’s health

On 27 November 2013, Médecins du Monde organised a roundtable on the “Impact of the crisis on children’s & women’s health” at the European Parliament which attracted cross-party support and was co-hosted by MEPs Karin Kadenbach (S&D), Nikos Chrysogelos (Greens), Jean-Luc Bennahmias … Continue reading

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September 2013 EPC Policy Update for EPIM available online

The second edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organisations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce quarterly EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have … Continue reading

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ENoMW holds roundtable on entrepreneurship of migrant women in the EU

On Friday, 18 September 2013, the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) held a roundtable on “Promoting Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Migrant Women in the EU” in cooperation with the national platforms Maїsha e.V. (Germany), ReFl-oe (Belgium) and the Immigrant Council … Continue reading

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ECRE launches first annual report on Asylum Information Database

On Friday, 6 September 2013, the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum réfugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Council, published the first Annual Report (2012/2013) of their EPIM-funded project, Asylum Information Database … Continue reading

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EPIM introduces new flexible funds facility

EPIM has rolled out a new facility for current and former EPIM grantee organisations to apply for small amounts of funding in order to be able to respond to unexpected opportunities and challenges within EPIM’s programme objectives. The aim of … Continue reading

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ECRE launches Asylum Information Database (AIDA) website

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) has launched the Asylum Information Database (AIDA) website, mapping asylum procedures, reception conditions and detention in 14 EU countries. The website is part of a project funded by EPIM and carried out … Continue reading

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Organisations engaged in EPIM meet for Workshop on EU advocacy and messaging in Lisbon

  On 17 and 18 June 2013, EPIM convened a workshop on EU advocacy and messaging, gathering together project coordinators and partners of the current EPIM funded projects with representatives of EPIM’s Partner Foundations. Participants discussed the challenges of advocacy at EU level … Continue reading

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2012 Call for Proposals

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) has awarded 10 grants amounting to 2,200,000 EUR to NGO-led projects that aim to address urgent or contentious problems and have a high impact on European policy or practice. In January 2012, … Continue reading

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EPIM grantees co-sign Statement to EU institutions on future EU Asylum and Migration Fund

A statement released this week and co-signed by the UNHCR and 10 NGOs including ECRE, PICUM, JRS and ENAR (current and former EPIM grantees) calls on the EU institutions to involve civil society in the preparation and implementation of the … Continue reading

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PICUM report on the “silent humanitarian crisis in Greece”

PICUM has recently published an in-depth report on “The silent humanitarian crisis in Greece: devising strategies to improve the situation of migrants in Greece”, which examines the access to human rights and asylum as well as legal backgrounds of detention. … Continue reading

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Migreurop presents “Open Access Now” campaign at the European Parliament

The number of migrant detention centres in and around the EU is increasing. Meanwhile, the access to information on the conditions in the facilities is limited. “Journalists are systematically kept out of detention centres” and even for elected representatives the … Continue reading

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Migreurop presents “Open Access Now” campaign at the European Parliament

The number of migrant detention centres in and around the EU is increasing. Meanwhile, the access to information on the conditions in the facilities is limited. “Journalists are systematically kept out of detention centres” and even for elected representatives the … Continue reading

First 2013 EPC Policy Update for EPIM now available

A new edition of the EPC Policy Update specifically prepared for organizations engaged in EPIM is now available online. EPIM has commissioned the European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank, to produce quarterly EPC Policy Updates. These focussed analyses have … Continue reading

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Médecins du Monde presents new report on access to healthcare in Europe

On the occasion of the World Health Day, 9 April 2013, Médecins du Monde (MdM) released its report on “Access to Healthcare in Europe in Times of Crisis and rising Xenophobia” as part of the EPIM funded project on improving … Continue reading

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Migreurop launches its new campaign “Frontexit” !

The EPIM-funded Migreurop “Frontexit” campaign was launched on 20 March 2013 with a street event in Brussels. Frontexit is a campaign led by associations from both north and south of the Mediterranean on the initiative of the Migreurop network.  Through awareness-raising and advocacy, … Continue reading

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The European Network of Migrant Women is recruiting a Network Coordinator

The European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) is a European network of non-governmental organisations that represents the concerns, needs and interests of migrant women in the European Union. ENoMW is recruiting a Network Coordinator to support its Secretariat to be … Continue reading

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Fanny Georges

Fanny is working as Programme Officer for EPIM and joined the Secretariat in June 2015. She holds a Master degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology with a specialisation in Migration, Minorities and Multiculturalism from the University of Leuven and a Bachelor degree in Arts & Culture … Continue reading

EPIM 2012-2015 Kick-off workshop

The first workshop of the third phase of EPIM took place on 15-16 October 2012 in Brussels. Each project coordinator of the ten EPIM funded-projects attended the workshop with up to four of their partners.           … Continue reading

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Advocacy paper on access to health care

Médecins du Monde (2012)

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