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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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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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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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Flemish Refugee Action releases project website and report

Today, 13 January 2014, Flemish Refugee Action has released the website 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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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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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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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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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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*NEW REPORT* Integration as a two way process in the EU?

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPs) Report: Assessing the European Integration Fund (EIF) and the Common Basic Principles on Integration. This project examined the nature, limits and potentials of the concept of integration as a two-way process of mutual accommodation … Continue reading

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