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Austria: Anti-Face-Veiling Act enters into force and causes confusion

Austria: Anti-Face-Veiling Act enters into force and causes confusion

12/10/2017 The Austrian Anti-Face-Veiling Act which passed in May 2017 entered into force last Sunday 1 October 2017. The Act bans all full veils such as niqabs and burqas from public places, providing…
Ireland: Building Better Futures programme for migrant women

Ireland: Building Better Futures programme for migrant women

12/10/2017 In Ireland, men are 2.5 times more likely to set up enterprises than women. To fight labour market discrimination and support more female entrepreneurship, the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland…
Poland: Language programme specially designed for asylum seekers ready

Poland: Language programme specially designed for asylum seekers ready

10/10/2017 A comprehensive Polish language programme and study materials for asylum seekers have been developed by the Linguae Mundi Foundation, in cooperation with the Office for Foreigners. Textbooks for…
United Kingdom: An average of 6 months for refugees to access language classes

United Kingdom: An average of 6 months for refugees to access language classes

06/10/2017 Due to chronic underfunding, institutions providing language classes are struggling to meet demand. To confirm this assumption, the charity organisation Refugee Action has conducted a poll among…
Poland: Foreigners’ complaints against employers on the rise

Poland: Foreigners’ complaints against employers on the rise

05/10/2017 According to the latest data from the National Labour Inspectorate (PIP), foreigners have filed as many as 879 complaints against their employers during the 3 first quarters of 2017. This is a…
Portugal: New course to teach all pupils human values, including diversity

Portugal: New course to teach all pupils human values, including diversity

02/10/2017 As part of the National Strategy for Citizenship Education presented on 15 September, the course Citizenship and Development  will be taught in 235 schools across Portugal during the academic…
Europe: Call for research proposals on the service and care models for migrant children

Europe: Call for research proposals on the service and care models for migrant children

26/09/2017 Different service and care models targeting children and youth on the move have emerged over time and have been tested in different contexts. However, insights into their long-term effects have…
Sweden: Education and job-training obligation for newcomers

Sweden: Education and job-training obligation for newcomers

24/09/2017 The Swedish government has proposed regulatory changes in the area of social and labour market integration for newly arrived immigrants. These amendments, intended to be aligned with rules…
Portugal: Human Rights Award honours journalist who covered migrant housing

Portugal: Human Rights Award honours journalist who covered migrant housing

21/09/2017 The 12th edition of the Journalism Award Human Rights & Integration  honoured several media outlets including print, television and radio. 74 competitors were nominated for having covered…
Portugal: 29 higher education scholarships for young refugees

Portugal: 29 higher education scholarships for young refugees

20/09/2017 Through a cooperation protocol signed last July, the High Commission for Migration (ACM, I.P.) and the Association Global Platform for Syrian Students has awarded a total of 29 scholarships to…