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“No one in the street” claims the Belgian Government, but is it really so? An interview with Nicolas Jacobs from Fedasil

The current European migration crisis has not left any country unscathed. Today we will focus on Belgium and in order to acquire a complete overview of the situation we interviewed Nicolas Jacobs, Deputy Director of the Legal Service of Fedasil. Fedasil represents a quite unique feature of the Belgium asylum system among the other Member […]

Crowdfunding for migration – The new Migfunder Initiative

At the end of December 2015, three asylum and migration experts belonging to the EurAsylum research and consultancy group launched a new crowdfunding project called Migfunder. Migfunder is an online platform that supports crowdfunding campaigns aiming to gather funds for initiatives in the fields of migration, asylum, humanitarian, development and human rights. Borrowing the pattern […]

“Welcoming is not simple”: experts discuss the reception and inclusion of asylum seekers in Brussels

On February 10th 2016 the representative of the Emilia-Romagna Region hosted a public assembly, organized by the Italian social cooperative Lai-momo and the online platform Asylum Corner, which saw a panel of experts discuss the challenges of reception and inclusion of asylum seekers throughout Europe. As the title implies “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge […]

Conference “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge of inclusion of asylum seekers in the EU and at the local level”

The challenge posed today by the reception of asylum seekers in Europe puts under severe scrutiny the work and functioning of the European Institutions and civil society associations. But how are national and local authorities tackling the issue? Italy in particular is today realizing that welcoming asylum seekers entails very practical, delicate and difficult actions, […]

The confiscation of assets from asylum seekers in Denmark: Only a symbolic tip of the iceberg

On Tuesday January 26th the Danish Parliament passed a bill which aims to alter the whole Danish asylum system. The reform has sparked great criticism in Europe and the United States because it includes a provision which allows the Danish State to confiscate assets from the asylum seekers hosted in the country as a payment […]

Asylum seekers on the catwalk at Pitti Uomo

On January 14th, the renowned annual Pitti Fashion Show hosted a very unusual runaway show: Generation Africa. On the catwalk the creations of four African brands – AKJP (South Africa), Ikiré Jones (USA/Nigeria), Lukhanyo Mdinigi x Nicolas Coutts (South Africa) and U.Mi-1 (Nigeria) and the models who are also asylum seekers. The project Generation Africa […]

“Europe’s Gatekeeper”. Amnesty International’s insight on asylum seekers’ detention in Turkey

At the end of the year 2015 the European common migration policy has been dominated by the stiff conviction that, in order to solve the so called “migration crisis”, the Union should prevent them from crossing the European borders. From this perspective, the agreement signed last November 29th 2015 between the European Union and Turkey, […]

Hierarchies of suffering

  Written by our partner Migszol, the Migrant Group Solidarity of Hungary   In late October, European leaders met to discuss the crisis that EU countries are facing due to their incapacity to provide the most basic human rights to people who are seeking international protection in their territory. They agreed on a 17 points […]

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