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INCREASED DEPORTATIONS: RISK OF RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, NO SOLUTION TO IRREGULAR MIGRATION

PICUM warned at a European Parliament debate that current EU migration policy focusing increasingly on deportations of irregular migrants, threatens individuals’ rights to due process and protection, fails to recognise the capacity of migrants, and misses its aim of reducing irregular migration in Europe.

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Child Rights Agencies call on EU to put refugee and migrant children first

EU institutions and member states must do more to protect refugee and migrant children, a statement signed by 78 agencies including PICUM said today to mark the opening of the 10th European Forum on the Rights of the Child in Brussels.

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HEAR OUR VOICES’ - UNDOCUMENTED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ACROSS EUROPE SHARE THEIR STORIES

Ahead of Universal Children’s Day on 20 November 2016, PICUM has launched a collection of testimonies, which highlights the challenges faced by children and young people considered irregular or undocumented migrants and the strength it takes to overcome them day by day.

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The European Parliament must immediately address the Joint Way Forward Agreement between the EU and Afghanistan

Following the agreement between the EU and the Afghan government, the European Parliament will discuss commitments and its role in the agreement on 26 October. A group of over 25 organisations released a statement expressing concern about the plan to deport thousands of people to Afghanistan.

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Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 20-21 October 2016

At the upcoming European Council on 20-21 October, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the latest developments and progress on the EU comprehensive approach to migration.

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Challenging labour exploitation: New recommendations to regulate conditions of live-in care workers

UNI Europa, Unia, OPZZ, and PICUM welcome the European Economic and Social Committee (ESSC) opinion on the rights of live-in care workers in light of widespread exploitation of care workers across Europe.

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How the European Commission can make a European Pillar of Social Rights fit for children

The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights,…

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UN summit: PICUM to urge for stronger commitments to all migrants' rights

PICUM will join migrants' and refugee rights representatives from all over the world at a UN summit in New York to urge for more concrete commitments to all migrants' rights.

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Over 177 civil society organisations and trade unions call for a new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all

A group of 177 other civil society organisations and trade unions, including PICUM, published a joint statement on 12 September 2016 calling for a Europe which is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations. The statement comes ahead of the Bratislava Summit where heads of state will discuss further reforms and future developments for the EU.

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New publication on immigration detention of children

The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Immigration Detention has published a brochure outlining the use of immigration detention of children, the harmful impacts it has on children, the applicable legal standards, and the alternatives.

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Alison Des Forges Award, Woman of Courage and Solidar Silver Rose Award – PICUM members are given recognition for their work

Several PICUM members have recently been recognised for their work through awards. This includes Yonous Muhammadi, President of the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR), Zuzana Stevulova of the Human Rights League (HRL) in Slovakia and Fair Work in the Netherlands.

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Reject dangerous migration response plan, more than 100 NGOs tell EU leaders

27 June 2016 - The European Union is set to open a dark chapter in its history unless it rejects the European Commission’s proposal on migration, a coalition of more than 130 NGOs warned on Monday.

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EU Alliance on Investing in Children welcomes Council conclusions and encourages more action and investment in all children

On June 17 2016, The EU Alliance on Investing in Children released a joint statement welcoming the Employment, Social Policy,…

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PICUM Annual Report 2015 published

On the occasion of its Annual General Assembly held from 10 to 11 June 2016, PICUM published its Annual Report for the year 2015.

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European Parliament Conference on Labour Migration

The Greens European Free Alliance host a conference on overcoming legal barriers on labour migration on May 31. Deadline for registration is Thursday, 26 May 2016.

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