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Evaluation Results Available: Engagement-based Alternatives to Detention in Europe

EPIM has commissioned a first independent evaluation report on the three Alternatives to Detention pilot projects it funds in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Poland. These pilot projects provide holistic case management as engagement-based alternatives to confinement-focused migration control measures such as … Continue reading

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New call for proposals in Italy: Never Alone, Towards life autonomy for children and youth on the move who arrive in Italy alone

The Italian Foundations Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CON IL SUD, Enel Cuore, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena … Continue reading

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Call for experts – Research on funding dedicated to migrant inclusion under the European Social Fund (ESF)

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) is looking for (an) expert(s) to conduct a piece of research on funding dedicated to migrant inclusion and social cohesion under the European Social Fund (ESF). This research will be conducted in … Continue reading

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Applications are now open for “Rethinking inclusion”

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) has partnered with Impact Hub to identify socially innovative solutions (project, process, service, practice) located in an EU, EFTA or Western Balkan country that address inclusion challenges that concern young migrant men … Continue reading

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“Rethinking Inclusion”, a call for interest to unlock innovative solutions for migrant inclusion in Europe

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) has partnered with Impact Hub to identify socially innovative solutions (project, process, service, practice) located in an EU, EFTA or Western Balkan country that address inclusion challenges that concern young migrant men … Continue reading

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Telling Europe’s migration stories: Framing messages around solutions

In March 2018, EPIM (European Programme for Integration and Migration) together wit SCI (The Social Change Initiative), brought together key actors in the field of migration in Europe to explore communications around migration today. How can we tell Europe’s migration … Continue reading

EPIM Call for Interest – Communications Capacity Development

EPIM seeks to identify civil society organisations working on migration with a Pan-European membership and/or a mandate with Pan-European relevance who are interested in support to make strategic communications an integral part of their overall strategy and day-to-day work. Across … Continue reading

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The February 2018 edition of the Policy Update is now available

The February 2018 Edition of the EPIM 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, … Continue reading

EPIM Call for Proposals on advising long-term EU funding on migrant inclusion and community cohesion

Over the years, civil society organisations across Europe have played a critical role in enhancing migrant inclusion and community cohesion. Little inspiration has been drawn so far from many (new) initiatives for the design of EU and national policies and … Continue reading

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New website for the Italian fund under EPIM’s Sub-Fund on the long-term prospects and protection of children and youth on the move in Europe

A new website dedicated to “Never Alone, for a possible tomorrow“, the Italian fund under EPIM for the protection, reception and integration of unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Italy, is online: minoristranieri-neveralone.it. The website contains updated information on the projects … Continue reading

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The December 2017 edition of the Policy Update is now available

The December 2017 Edition of the EPIM 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 … Continue reading

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Pooling funds, pooling strengths: A case study of the European Programme for Integration and Migration

What does it take for 25 foundations of all types and sizes to collaborate on the most political issue of the day? This new report explores what made EPIM one of the unmissable actors in the field of integration and … Continue reading

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The October 2017 edition of the Policy Update is now available

The October 2017 edition of the EPIM 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 … Continue reading

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EPIM Call for Research Proposals on the reception and inclusion of children and youth on the move in Europe

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) provides the platform for a sub-fund that supports civil society organisations and public-private partnership projects seeking to address policy and practice issues arising from increasing arrivals of children and youth in Europe, … Continue reading

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New MPI Europe publication “Tracing the channels refugees use to seek protection in Europe”

As European policymakers and advocates increasingly express interest in developing managed, legal alternatives to the dangerous, unauthorized journeys many refugees undertake when searching for protection, there is a pressing need to inform the debate with reliable and comprehensive data—both on … Continue reading

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July 2017 EPIM Policy Update now available

The July 2017 Edition of the EPIM 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 is looking for a Programme Officer to join the team in Brussels

The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) is looking for a self-motivated member of a dynamic and young team based in Brussels for the position of Programme Officer. Applications can be submitted by 31 July 2017 and will be … Continue reading

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EPIM announces the award of three grants to civil society organisations under the Intra-EU Mobility Sub-Fund

For the period 2017-2018, EPIM selected three civil society projects aimed to protect mobile EU citizens’ access to rights, namely: ACT for Free Movement, led by the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) and European Alternatives PRODEC – Protecting the Rights … Continue reading

April 2017 EPIM Policy Update now available

The April 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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No Detention Necessary

Led by Stowarzyszenie Interwencji Prawnej (Association for Legal Intervention, SIP) This project explores an alternative to detention based on the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model of the International Detention Coalition (IDC) in Poland. It involves migrants undergoing return procedures, with a … Continue reading

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Pilot project on the implementation of alternative measures: the Revised Community Assessment and Placement model in Cyprus

Led by the Cyprus Refugee Council This project explores an alternative to detention based on the Community Assessment and Placement (CAP) model of the International Detention Coalition (IDC), building on research conducted in the context of a previous EPIM-supported project … Continue reading

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Protecting migrants with precarious status: decreasing the use of detention and applying community-based alternatives

Led by Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria, together with Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights (BLHR) This project aims to contribute to the decrease of the use of detention, to the increased use of community-based alternatives and to … Continue reading

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From Theory to Practice: A Network of Alternative to Detention (ATD) Implementers in Europe

Led by the International Detention Coalition (IDC), together with Detention Action and PICUM The Network of Alternative to Detention Implementers provides a platform at European level to support capacity-building, peer exchange and evidence-based advocacy on alternatives to detention, to contribute … Continue reading

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Challenging Deprivation of Liberty and Externalisation as Tools for Migration Management and Advocating for Dignified Reception in the EU

Led by Migreurop This project addresses the blurred boundaries between detention and reception with a specific focus on hotspots, as well as the externalisation of EU migration and asylum policies through cooperation with third countries. Relying on a combination of … Continue reading

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The Red Line Project

Led by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) This project aims to reduce the unnecessary and unlawful use of detention as a deterrence measure for asylum-seekers and irregular migrants in Europe, with a sub-regional focus on several main entry point states … Continue reading

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Boundaries of Liberty: Demarcating reception and detention of asylum seekers

Led by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) This project is mapping de facto detention policies and practices at national level across 23 European countries with 3 in-depth national case studies in Belgium, France and Germany, through support to the Asylum … 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 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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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, Fondazione Peppino Vismara and Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di … 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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Making EU mobile citizens visible: access to healthcare across EU borders

Led by Médecins du Monde This project aims to ensure access to healthcare for vulnerable mobile EU citizens who are falling through the cracks of Regulation 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, the Citizens’ Rights Directive (2004/38) and the … Continue reading

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PRODEC – Protecting the Rights of Destitute EU mobile Citizens

Led by European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) This project aims to create a sense of urgency at the European political level on the issue of homelessness among mobile EU citizens, ensuring legal certainty with regard … Continue reading

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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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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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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 was 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 expanded 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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M.A.P.NET – Miglioramento dei sistemi di Accoglienza e Protezione dei minori non accompagnati a rischio di tratta e sfruttamento

Led by Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud  M.A.P.NET is a partnership between Sicily, Puglia, Marche and Lazio involving eight bodies, institutions and civil society organizations with a common goal: developing a specific host system, able to respond effectively and timely to the needs of children at risk of trafficking. The adoption of … Continue reading

MSNA – Minori: Seminare una Nuova Accoglienza

Led by Fondazione Museke Onlus  The project aims to build and share, going beyond the emergency approach of migrant children reception. It comprises ten partners, with the active participation of citizens and institutions, committed to a vision in which migrant children  are no longer seen as the … Continue reading

NEVER ALONE, per un domani possibile Accoglienza e accompagnamento dei minori e giovani stranieri non accompagnati che arrivano in Italia soli

Led by Dedalus Cooperativa Sociale  In Campania, Dedalus cooperates with four partners in  project that aims to improve the quality of life of children migrants and facilitate their access to the opportunities of citizenship of their Italian peers. Taking advantages from a variety of actions ranging from … Continue reading

M.S.N.A. – Minori e giovani Stranieri Non accompagnati: Azioni di inclusione e autonomia

Led by Istituto Don Calabria The Istituto Don Calabria, in cooperation with a network of eight partners, operates in Emilia Romagna, Sicily and Veneto to enhance the reception of young migrants in the regions and ensure the full respect of children’s rights as well as the recognizion … Continue reading

Mai più soli – pratiche di accoglienza a misura di ragazzo

Led by: C.I.D.I.S. Onlus  The challenge for Cidis Onlus and its five partners involved in the project is to ensure a tailored reception to children who arrive alone in Italy, especially in the regions of Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Umbria, Veneto. The project, in order to safeguard the children’s … Continue reading

Ragazzi Harraga – processi di inclusione sociale per minori migranti non accompagnati nella città di Palermo

Led by: Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia Onlus CIAI – Centro Italiano Aiuti all’Infanzia (Italian Centre for Aid to Children) is active in Sicily together with a network of eight partners, to enhance and improve the child protection system and to make available to 400 young migrants the services and tools … Continue reading

ALONG THE WAY – Experimentation of network actions for the transition to adulthood of unaccompanied and separated children and young adults

Led by CESVI Fondazione Onlus  This project is an initiative that takes inspiration from the trip to Italy and the long way that every young person has to go in his life; a project that recalls the journey of public … Continue reading

TOGETHER. Building the future together

Led by Save the Children Italy The project supports unaccompanied minor and young-adult migrants (17-19 years) who arrive in Italy alone with the objective of giving them a long-term support towards their economic and social autonomy. In the regions of Lazio, Piedmont and Sicily, Save the … Continue reading

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

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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