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Czech Republic: Call for grant applications for cultural and educational activities

Czech Republic: Call for grant applications for cultural and educational activities

20/10/2017 The City of Prague has announced a call for grant applications on the integration of foreigners in the city for 2018. The grant is meant to finance programmes focussing on cultural and…
Czech Republic: Call for proposals by the ministry of education

Czech Republic: Call for proposals by the ministry of education

15/10/2017 The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic has announced a call for grant proposals within the 2018 development programme Support to the school education of foreigners…
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…
Poland: New law to limit precarious work contracts for foreigners and generated health costs

Poland: New law to limit precarious work contracts for foreigners and generated health costs

10/10/2017 Many foreigners in Poland are not insured in the Polish National Health Fund (NHF) despite the fact that they work legally in the country. This situation can prove very costly for both foreign…
Europe: First Urban Innovative Actions prize to the city of Athens

Europe: First Urban Innovative Actions prize to the city of Athens

10/10/2017 On 10 October 2017, the City of Athens was awarded the first prize of the European Union's Urban Innovative Actions call for proposals in Brussels. Its project proposal Curing The Limbo…
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…
Netherlands: Dutch Police has already reached its 2018 diversity goal

Netherlands: Dutch Police has already reached its 2018 diversity goal

04/10/2017 A quarter of the new students at the Police Academy has a migration background. This figure has doubled since 2015 and means that the police has already reached its 2018 diversity target,…