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A study of the communication channels used by migrants and asylum seekers in Italy, with a particular focus on online and social media

A study of the communication channels used by migrants and asylum seekers in Italy, with a particular focus on online and social media

The present study provides a comprehensive analysis of the information and communication channels that migrants use upon their arrival in Italy, and which may help determine their secondary movements. The pages that follow present findings drawn from surveys and interviews and focus groups carried out in Italy with 686 migrants (including irregular migrants, asylum seekers, and migrants who qualified for refugee status, humanitarian protection or subsidiary protection) during the second half of 2017.

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How West African migrants engage with migration information en-route to Europe

How West African migrants engage with migration information en-route to Europe

As part of the European Union’s comprehensive approach to the migration crisis, the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG Home) commissioned Optimity Advisors and Seefar to strengthen the evidence based on communications for migration in West Africa and the Central Mediterranean route, as well as information gathering by migrants and asylum seekers travelling from West Africa to Europe.

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European Agenda on Migration: Continuous efforts needed to sustain progress

European Agenda on Migration: Continuous efforts needed to sustain progress

Ahead of the March European Council, the Commission is reporting today (14 March 2018) on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration and sets out further key actions to be taken, including as set out in the Commission's roadmap from December 2017 towards a comprehensive deal on migration by June 2018.

European Agenda on Migration: Consolidating progress made

European Agenda on Migration: Consolidating progress made

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.

Commissioner Avramopoulos in Lampedusa to commemorate lives lost in the Mediterranean

Commissioner Avramopoulos in Lampedusa to commemorate lives lost in the Mediterranean

Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is today travelling to Lampedusa, Italy. He will take part, together with Italian Minister of the Interior Marco Minniti, in the commemoration ceremony in memory of the victims of the tragedy which took place off the island's coast four years ago when over 360 persons lost their lives whilst trying to reach Europe.

State of the Union 2017: Commission presents next steps under the European Agenda on Migration and measures to preserve and strengthen Schengen

State of the Union 2017: Commission presents next steps under the European Agenda on Migration and measures to preserve and strengthen Schengen

The Commission is today reviewing progress on the 2015 European Agenda on Migration and setting out the next steps to put in place the missing elements of a stronger, fairer and more effective EU migration and asylum policy. Building on the progress achieved so far, the Commission is presenting a series of new initiatives in key areas, including on resettlement and return. The Commission is also today proposing measures to preserve and strengthen the Schengen Area.

Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results

Relocation and Resettlement: Member States need to build on encouraging results

Today, the Commission adopted its ninth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 8 December 2016. During the reporting period, Member States have continued to increase their efforts on resettlement offering legal and safe pathways to 13,968 people so far. Regarding relocation, the overall positive trend has also been maintained with an additional 3,813 relocations taking place during the reporting period, and December seeing the highest monthly number so far (1,926). The total number of relocations now stands at 11,966.

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