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February 2019

Why a far-right surge won’t change EU migration policy

2019-02-06T16:51:51+00:00

Migration looks to be the biggest topic for voters in the European Parliament elections in May. The most recent Eurobarometer survey shows that 40 percent of Europeans consider immigration to be one of the two most important issues facing the EU - the highest reported of all issues, and far ahead of terrorism (20 percent) [...]

Why a far-right surge won’t change EU migration policy2019-02-06T16:51:51+00:00

December 2018

Equality Bodies in the spotlight: Independent and effective actors for change?

2019-02-06T16:52:06+00:00

Almost 20 years after the adoption of EU legislation to eradicate discrimination, the reality for immigrants, ethnic groups and many other minorities in Europe is far from discrimination-free. As the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s EU-MIDIS II survey shows, discrimination is still widespread and it is therefore crucial that concrete action is taken on national and [...]

Equality Bodies in the spotlight: Independent and effective actors for change?2019-02-06T16:52:06+00:00

Reclaim our right to help! Fight the criminalisation of humanitarian aid

2018-12-27T15:50:26+00:00

The last time I saw my friend Seán was at our graduation in December 2017. Dressed in our gowns and strolling through the corridors of the university, Seán was telling me about his latest adventures—from volunteering for Amnesty Ireland to his plan of offsetting carbon by planting trees. I was thrilled to hear that he [...]

Reclaim our right to help! Fight the criminalisation of humanitarian aid2018-12-27T15:50:26+00:00

The migrant kids left at the back of the class

2018-12-21T15:46:21+00:00

Too many European countries are leaving students, teachers and schools on their own. This year, the UN’s global report on education focused on migrant and refugee children. According to UNESCO, migrant and refugee children in the world today could fill half a million classrooms—an increase of 26% since 2000. In most developed countries, at least [...]

The migrant kids left at the back of the class2018-12-21T15:46:21+00:00