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European Web Site on Integration's newsletter – May 2018

5. 6. 18
Source: migrationonline.cz
Country: EU

This is the May issue of the European Web Site on Integration's newsletter.

Please find below a selection of the most relevant policy developments, data updates, events, funding schemes and good practices at the EU, national and local level, recently published on the Web Site.

First EU week dedicated to People of African Descent

From 14 to 16 May 2018, the European Parliament hosted EU's first ever People of African Descent Week (PAD). The Week started with a hearing recognising contributions PAD have made to Europe and addressing how EU institutions, Member States, the civil society and the private sector can ensure equal treatment to African descent populations in Europe. Full Programme

Simpler rules for beneficiaries of EU funds on the way

The Council of the EU has endorsed an agreement reached with the European Parliament on the so-called Omnibus regulation on EU financial rules. Pending final adoption in July 2018, the agreement will simplify several funds managed directly or indirectly by the Commission. What is to change?


Upcoming Events

Prague - Intercultural festival RefuFest

08/06/2018 16:00
(Kampus Hybernská, Hybernská 4, Prague, Czech Republic)
The annual festival RefuFest offers a platform for music, theatre, dance and other performances from all over the world to the Czech public. It also gives them the opportunity to get to know foreign cultures better and portrays Prague as cosmopolitan centre, where people of different cultures…
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Bilbao - Equality, diversity and inclusion (CEMR Conference 2018)

11/06/2018 09:00
(Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao, Basque Country)
Equality, diversity and inclusion are vital to develop attractive communities and enhance the well-being and quality of life of all citizens. The Council of European Municipalities and Regions is inviting local and regional representatives, experts, civil society organisations and…
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European Validation Festival

14/06/2018 09:00
(EGG, Rue Barastraat 175, 1070 Brussels)
The European Commission is organising the European Validation Festival. The Festival will gather around 250 practitioners, experts, policy makers, and users from the worlds of employment, social partners, adult education and VET, youth, higher education, etc to showcase policies and…
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17/06/2018 08:00
(Complexe sportif Boy Konen, Luxembourg- Cessange)
La Ville de Luxembourg organise  les " Rencontres sans frontières ", une journée sportive et interculturelle favorisant l'échange et le brassage culturel. Les personnes ou équipes désirant participer à cette journée et les associations…
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Olomouc - International Summer School in Refugee Law and Rights

10/08/2018 10:00
(Palacký University Olomouc, Univerzitní 244/22, Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Due to ongoing wars and prolonged hostilities in several parts of the world, the number of persons seeking international protection in the EU has rapidly grown, making access to asylum and full refugee protection an important but challenging task. This year’s International Summer School in…
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Call for participants: Workshop on muslim minorities in the context of refugee crisis in Europe

30/08/2018 09:00
(SGH Warsaw School of Economics (al. Niepodległości 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland))
The Middle East and Central Asia Unit of the Department of Political Studies at SGH Warsaw School of Economics is organising an intensive interdisciplinary workshop for young researchers, NGO and youth workers, as well as experienced professionals working on attitudes towards Muslims in the EU,…
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Latest News

Europe: Create your expert profile on brand new online platform

The ReSoMa Platform is launching an online expert database which offers asylum, migration and integration experts the opportunity to share their robust scientific evidence, on-the-ground knowledge and front-line experience with each other. All researchers, stakeholders and…
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Poland: Easy job access for foreigners in nearly 200 new professions

The Polish Minister for Family, Labour and Social Policy has announced that the list of professions which are not subject to the so-called labour market test will be extended to 197 new occupations on 1 July 2018. In practice, this means that the procedure of granting work permits to foreigners…
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Denmark: New business network for refugee integration in the workplace

Refugees are on average less represented in the European labour market than other groups of Third Country Nationals. To boost their participation in Denmark, the Ministry of Immigration and Integration supported municipalities in developing mentor corps to break down barriers in 2016. A year…
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Europe: Phase 2 of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees launched

One year ago, the Council of Europe’s Education Department launched a pilot project aiming to assess refugees skills. Its Head of Department Sjur Bergan reports in an interview that the second phase of the so called European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR) started on…
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Europe: 865 476 third country nationals acquired an EU citizenship in 2016

Eurostat's latest Statistics Explained update on naturalisation reveals that in 2016, 994 800 people obtained citizenship of an EU-28 Member State. 87 % of these new citizens had previously been nationals of non-EU countries, with Morocco Albania, India, Pakistan and Turkey as the top…
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UK: Incorrect immigration and asylum decisions undermine UK rule of law

In response to recent government statistics showing that 50% of immigration and asylum decisions that go to appeal in England and Wales are overturned, the Law Society of England and Wales has issued a strongly worded statement warning that failures in the UK immigration and asylum system are…
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Poland: Children of asylum seekers will continue attending public schools

The Ministry of the Interior and Administration initiated the process of amending regulations which would have given local authorities the mandate to decide whether children of asylum seekers should attend classes at public schools or at refugee centres. Following strong opposition from various…
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Latest Funding Information

Czech Republic: Call for applications for research and innovation in applied social sciences

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic announces a call for applications on research, experimental development and innovation in applied social sciences and humanities. The thematic scope of the call is broad and projects encompassing research and its application (including in cooperation…
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Latest Documents

Austrian School Organisation Act: Separate classes for pupils with limited German skills

On 17 May 2018, the National Council in Austria passed a law authorising separate German classes for pupils who have a limited knowledge of the German language. The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), which together form a government coalition…
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Strengthening the system of protection of migrants and refugees in Bulgaria

In a report, published on 23 April 2018 by the Council of Europe, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees, Tomáš Boček, recognises the efforts made by Bulgaria to cope with the challenges brought by the high number of arrivals of migrants and…
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Migration and Asylum in EU Regions: Towards a multilevel governance approach

This issue paper of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) elaborates on how regional administrations in the EU could improve public governance on migration and asylum policies. The content is based on the results of an internal survey performed in 2017-2018, as well as reflections…
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Working together for local integration of migrants and refugees

Local authorities and other local stakeholders play a key role in integrating newcomers and empowering them to contribute to their new communities. This joint report by the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) describes what it takes to…
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What do people in Europe think about migrants? Special Eurobarometer survey

Immigration has been the public's top priority  since 2015 . The European Commission has now published the results of a special Eurobarometer which surveyed 28,000 respondents across all 28 EU Member States in October 2017. Respondents shared their general perception of immigrants…
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