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InfoMigrants, reliable news for migrants

How and where can migrants willing to come to Europe get objective and verified information about transit and final destination countries? This question would have gone unanswered until just a few days ago. But a long overdue media tool for migrants has finally become reality thanks to three major media actors in Europe. Italian press […]

Mental health support to asylum seekers: what kind of support is most needed?

Imagine the (now nearly emptied) Calais “jungle” and mental healthcare services in one single sentence: your reaction would probably sound like “you wouldn’t know where to start”, for you are just a single person and Sisyphus was never your favourite character in epic poetry. But someone might decide to try, in spite of the hopelessness […]

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants and the New York Declaration: well-meaning intentions but what else?

  On Monday 19th September, world leaders convened in New York to attend a United Nations General Assembly, which specifically addressed large movements of refugees and migrants worldwide. The Summit for Refugees and Migrants was opened with the adoption of a declaration concerning migration and asylum that will be historically known as the New York […]

A year after the creation of the European Trust Fund for Africa – where are we at now?

  One of the main outcomes of the Valletta Summit which was held in November 2015 and which brought European and African leaders together to tackle the issue of migration from Africa was the implementation of a European Trust Fund for Africa (EUTFA). The Trust Fund would be an “innovative mechanism to pool large resources […]

Anti-migrant violence, hatred and sentiment in Europe in 2016

  Written by ENAR, the European Network Against Racism, member of the Asylum Corner Network On the occasion of World Refugee Day, ENAR is re-launching its interactive map of incidents of racist discourse and violence against migrants in EU Member States in 2016, including demeaning speeches by politicians, violence, anti-migrant demonstrations, and discriminatory practices by […]

Manufacturing fashion: an opportunity for asylum-seekers

This year, the European Development Days 2016 that will take place in Brussels on June 15th and 16th will pay particular attention to migration dynamics and the reception and integration of asylum seekers in the European Countries. Within this framework, the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) and the Italian cooperative society Lai-momo will […]

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