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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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