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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“How much further?” – An EPIM-funded film on the lives of refugees in Greece by ECRE, the Greek Forum of Refugees and the film maker Matthias Wiessler.

Filmed in Athens between October 2011 and February 2012, in the midst of social, political and economic turmoil, the documentary raises the voices of those who have fled Afghanistan, Somalia or Sudan hoping to find refuge in Europe. After months … Continue reading

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Médecins du Monde Roundtable Discussion on World Health Day (April 10th) – Access to health care for vulnerable people in Europe.

On 10 April in Brussels, Doctors of the World presented their findings concerning the people they meet in their daily medical programmes in 11 countries in Europe. The report makes recommendations to improve greater access to health care for vulnerable … Continue reading

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European Network of Migrant Women and the European Women’s Lobby – “Equal Rights. Equal Voices” report published!

This report (2012) by the European Network of Migrant Women and the European Women’s Lobby offers a comparative approach on migrant women’s integration into the labour market in six European cities: Athens, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Madrid and Marseille. This research, … Continue reading

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Euopean Network of Migrant Women Launches toolkit!

The EU Directive on the Right to Family Reunification in Europe: what is at stake for migrant women? The lobbying kit is part of the campaign by the European Network of Migrant Women and the European Women’s Lobby for better, … Continue reading

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Migration Policy Group – EU Immigration Portal launched!

The Portal, developed and managed by Unisys, the Migration Policy Group and Bilbomática is now live at: http://ec.europa.eu/immigration/ What is the EU Immigration Portal? The Immigration Portal has been built to serve as a first online point of entry to … Continue reading

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European Parliament Hearing 10th November – Family reunification and migrant women

The European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the European Network of Migrant Women (ENoMW) are delighted to invite you to a Hearing at the European Parliament entitled “Family Reunification legislation in Europe: is … Continue reading

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Launch Event of the Pathways to Parental Leadership Toolkit

Immigrant Council of Ireland are proud to launch their EPIM funded Project : The Pathways to Parental Leadership Toolkit The event marking the launch will be 13th September, please see below for the details. Guest Speaker (provisionally confirmed): • Prof … Continue reading

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Launch of the new ECRE website

The European Council on Refugees and Exiles are proud to unveil their new and improved website! The European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) has recently changed its website to ensure that the user can easily access information on ECRE’s … Continue reading

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Fidele Mutwarasibo of Immigrant Council of Ireland presents the Pathways to Parental Leadership Project at an EPC Policy Dialogue

Entitled ‘Education for inclusion: strategies to reduce immigrant marginalisation in Europe and the U.S’ the 28th June welcomed the sharing of practise and debate around the education provisions provided by host societies and the effects of parental engagement for children … Continue reading

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MdM/HUMA make significant steps ahead in ensuring access to healthcare for undocumented migrants in the EU

The European Parliament’s resolution on Reducing health inequalities in the EU, adopted on 8 March 2011, calls on EU Member States to tackle inequalities in access to health care for undocumented migrants. HUMA, PICUM, EWL, and EAPN all played a … Continue reading

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Migreurop encourages the EU not to be afraid of democracy in North Africa

The question of the European borders is more and more in the headlines (e.g. the Southern border with Libya, Tunisia and Egypt today; the Eastern one with Greece and Turkey a month ago; Canary Island 5 years ago, etc.). For … Continue reading

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Greek Refugee Countil promotes the exchange of information as tool for peaceful coexistence

The Greek Council for Refugees GCR in its endeavor to breach conflicts, differences and misunderstandings in society has started to build communication bridges between undocumented foreigners and the Greek majority. Since the 1st of February 2011, a first contact to … Continue reading

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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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