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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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EPIM-EPC Restrictive Migration Policies Conference

Restrictive migration policies and the responsibility of the media: the impact on undocumented migrants. The event took place on Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 09.30-17.00 at the Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, B-1000 Brussels. The European Policy Centre and 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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Article about benefits of EPIM by Juliet Prager in Alliance magazine

Juliet Prager (Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust) has published an article in Alliance magazine (March 2011) on the experience of collaborating as an EPIM Partner Foundation. Read the article here (courtesy of www.alliancemagazine.com)

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Immigrant Council of Ireland – ‘Count Us In’ campaign

On February 17th, 2011, the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) launched the Count Us In campaign. The aims of the campaign are: (1) to raise awareness among naturalised citizens of their right to vote in the 2011 General Election; (2) … Continue reading

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