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This month the European Migration Network (EMN) published the Annual Report on Migration and Asylum 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic had a great impact on numbers of migrants, asylum applicants and returns last year, and also led to much digitalisation across asylum and migration management. The report provides an overview of key migration-related developments and common trends in the EU Member States and Norway in 2020.

Upcoming events

Wer ist das Volk? Einschlüsse und Ausschlüsse

"Wer ist das Volk?" ist eine Grundfrage in einer Demokratie. Damit wird umgrenzt, wer an Wahlen und Abstimmungen teilhaben darf und wer davon ausgeschlossen ist. Die österreichische Wohnbevölkerung ist auf etwa 8,9 Mio. angewachsen, während gleichzeitig die Zahl der Stimmberechtigten bei 6,4 Mio. leicht rückläufig ist. In Wien sind etwa 30% der Wohnbevö…

IMISCOE Annual Conference: Crossing borders, connecting cultures

IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe) is Europe's largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies. The research network currently consists of 59 research institutes from almost all European countries and from various disciplines, including sociology, political science, economics, law, demography, public …

Countering misinformation within refugee and migrant populations

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), in partnership with the US Mission to the European Union, is hosting the third in its webinar series on countering misinformation.This third event on Tuesday 6 July will explore how participatory decision making can support refugee civic engagement and counter misinformation, drawing on examples and best practices from New Women Connect…

News

CiSoTRA project shares knowledge and resources online

The 'Civil Society for social inclusion of unaccompanied minors in transition to adulthood – learning communities for shaping transition interfaces' project (or, 'CiSoTRA'), which was operational in Slovenia, Germany, Greece, Italy and Turkey, ended after three years on 31 March 2021. Many tools were produced over the course of the project, and these and its published results are now av…

France: « Territoires d’intégration » - une nouvelle démarche en faveur de l’intégration des étrangers primo-arrivants

En 2021, la Direction générale des étrangers en France (DGEF) et la Délégation interministérielle à l’accueil et à l’intégration des réfugiés (Diair) rapprochent leurs dispositifs de partenariats avec les collectivités pour mettre en place des "Territoires d’intégration". Il s’agit d&…

Belgium: New Sawa collective supports women experiencing isolation

The Sawa Collectif was recently created in Arlon, a small city located in the south-east of Belgium, in the Ardennes region. The initiative is an idea from two friends, Christine and Ulla - a Belgian and a Syrian. Sawa aims to help migrant and refugee women experiencing isolation by organising weekly meetings in the city centre. The collective also exists online as a Facebook group. The meetings …

Video stories from young migrants in new Migration Matters series

Migration Matters released its ninth video series on migration issues. This latest series, entitled 'I Am European: Young migrants share their stories', is the first series to solely feature migrant voices (including those with a migrant family background). The initiative is aimed at 15 - 25 year olds specifically, and will be shown in classrooms. The videos introduce their young viewers to theme…

Funding opportunities

Czech Republic: New AMIF funding call supports integration activities

The Czech Interior Ministry announced its thirtieth call for proposals within its national Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) programme. Applications from initiatives promoting the following integration-related activities are to be supported by 'Measure 2' of the call: Establishment and operation of information kiosks at contact points of the Interior Ministry´s Department of …

Integration practices recently added

Samen Hier: Local solidarity networks for community sponsorship

Samen Hier (English: 'Here Together') is the first community-based sponsorship model in the Netherlands, initiated by Justice and Peace Netherlands (JPNL) in 2018. Inspired by other international examples and through leveraging the solidarity and power of local communities, JPNL’s public-private partnership approach puts active citizenship at the heart of the solution when it comes to w…

MINT in Slovenia: Mentoring for integration of third country national children affected by migration

Through the Europe-wide MINT project, Slovene Philanthropy and other project partners worked to empower refugee and migrant children - who are particularly vulnerable to social exclusion - as well as European youth to engage in new integration activities. By using an innovative mentoring programme, the project contributed to building more inclusive societies in Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic…

Latest documents

Une analyse des dynamiques langagières en famille aux pratiques de classe

L’objectif de cet ouvrage, édité par Nathalie Auger, est d’aborder le phénomène de la difficulté scolaire par le biais des langues familiale et scolaire et de leur acquisition tout en incluant les dimensions sociales et les implications didactiques que cette réflexion engendre. Nathalie Auger a apporté beaucoup de connaissances dan…

Reducing COVID-19 transmission and strengthening vaccine uptake among migrant populations in the EU/EEA

Some migrant groups in the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, experiencing a range of difficulties specific to their situation as migrants. These difficulties include issues of social exclusion. Additionally, certain migrant groups have a known range of risk factors for low vaccine uptake and …

Challenges in the equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for migrant populations in Europe

Medical journal The Lancet published a study examining the disproportionate impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable migrant communities (including refugees and asylum seekers), the obstacles that exist in ensuring their equitable access to vaccinations, and the necessity that EU Member States prioritise efforts to ensure such equitable access.  According to the study, evidence s…

Descendants of immigrants from Muslim countries are very similar to ethnic Danes

This recently-published analysis report concludes that similarities between people of Danish origin and descendants from immigrants of Muslim countries* to Denmark have been increasing steadily since the beginning of the 1990s. The vast majority of these descendants now behave like the majority of Danes. The analysis finds that 80-90% of the groups examined are similar when it comes to income, ta…

Academic Bulletin “Refugees: Today and Tomorrow” 7/2021

The second issue of 2021 of Bulgaria's academic bulletin 'Refugees: Today and Tomorrow' has been published. It was prepared through collaboration between the Multi Kulti Collective, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Bulgarian Council for Refugees and Migrants, within the framework of the 'Capital of Tolerance in an Era of Pandemic: Students Connect Academic Community and NG…

France: Les chiffres clés de l'immigration en 2019

Ce document constitue une nouvelle publication du service statistique ministériel Immigration – Intégration. Intitulé « Les Chiffres clés de l’immigration », il vise à fournir chaque année au grand public et aux décideurs un ensemble d’indicateurs de référence, outils pour analyser la situation migratoire …