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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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LABOUR DAY: EU CAN MEET SOCIAL TARGETS BY ENFORCING MIGRANT WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Ahead of International Labour Day, PICUM urges the EU and governments to enforce labour rights for migrant workers, regardless of their residence status and launches two new country briefs on social targets of the EU 2020 Strategy and their implementation in relation to undocumented migrants in Germany and Spain.

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WORLD HEALTH DAY: UPHOLD UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS’ SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS

On the occasion of World Health Day, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) urges governments to change legislation and practices to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services for all, regardless of residence status and launched its new report “The Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Undocumented Migrants: Narrowing the Gap Between Their Rights and The Reality in the EU”.

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International Day Against Racism: Walk Against Discrimination in Athens

On the occasion of the International Day to Eliminate Racial Discrimination, a group of Greek civil society organisations supported by several European NGO networks organises a march in Athens to protest racism.

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PICUM Letter to President of the European Council, Donald Tusk

Ahead of the meeting of the European Council on 17 March 2016, the Director of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) has addressed European Council President Tusk in a letter expressing concern about the agreement the EU is pushing with Turkey.

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On International Women’s Day: End violence against all women, regardless of migration status

On International Women’s Day, the Women and Global Migration Working Group urges a public reaffirmation: all women should be safe from sexual and gender based violence, regardless of the migration status of the women or the perpetrators of such acts.

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Undocumented Migrants and the Europe 2020 Strategy: Making Social Inclusion a Reality for all Migrants in Europe

PICUM has published a position paper entitled “Undocumented Migrants and the Europe 2020 Strategy: Making Social Inclusion a Reality for all Migrants in Europe”. The paper develops links with three social targets of the Europe 2020 Strategy – poverty, employment, and education - offering insight and recommendations to how the targets could positively impact undocumented migrants.

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VICTIMS’ RIGHTS: GOVERNMENTS SHOULD IMPLEMENT FRAMEWORK TO ENSURE PROTECTION AND JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED VICTIMS OF CRIME

On the occasion of the deadline for EU member states to transpose the EU Victims’ Directive, PICUM urges national governments, authorities and law enforcement officials to effectively implement the Directive to ensure protection and justice for all victims of crime, both in law and in practice.

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New Guide and Toolkit on How to Use the EU Victims' Directive

PICUM has published a Guide to the EU Victims' Directive together with a toolkit in English, French and Spanish with resources for members and partners, to inform and to inspire action to advance the rights of undocumented victims of crime.

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Joint open letter to the European Council

59 leading organisations in the fields of human rights, child rights, health and social inclusion, including UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children have sent an open letter to the European Council asking to develop and implement concrete measures towards a comprehensive and rights-based strategy ensuring effective protection for all children affected by migration, including in the upcoming meetings at European level.

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On eve of international forum on migration and development advocates call for humane treatment and guaranteed rights for all migrants and refugees

Istanbul,Turkey — Meeting in Istanbul on the eve of the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development, the Women and Global Migration Working Group (WGMWG) will urge greater attention to situations of migrant women, who make up half of the increasing number of global migrants and refugees.

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LOCAL AUTHORITIES, HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND NGOS CALL ON GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE LAW ON REPORTING UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 2 October 2015 – As Germany has been cast in a favourable light in recent weeks on the EU level due to its increased commitment to welcome migrants and refugees seeking international protection, an international conference discussed the contradictory situation of health care provision of undocumented migrants in Germany and called for reforms on the national level.

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