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Towards a migration policy that works

PICUM together with other organisations has released a statement ahead of the European Council meeting on 22 and 23 June 2017. The statement calls to expand safe and regular pathways to reach the EU; prioritise protection needs; evidence based policies and monitoring of human rights.

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Vacancy for Traineeship at the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)

PICUM has a vacancy for a trainee for the period from 4 September 2017 – 28 February 2018. A strong interest in undocumented migrants' rights and native or bilingual proficiency of Spanish are required. Deadline for applications is 30 June.

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VACANCY: Office Manager

PICUM is seeking a qualified Office Manager for its office in Brussels, Belgium. This is a key post in the organisation, responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the office, and providing professional, efficient administration to support our nine-person team, Executive Committee and broader membership.

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Conference invitation: improving labour market integration of young migrants

The conference will take place on 3 May and aims to identify potential shortcomings in the current EU approach to labour market integration of young Third Country Nationals, and to discuss key ways to improve the employment opportunities of different categories of young migrants.

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Child rights organisations welcome EU Commission’s policy to protect child migrants and refugees

The EU Commission published a communication providing concrete actions to protect all migrant and refugee children in Europe. PICUM jointly with other organisations welcomes the EU's commitment but warns that detention of children should not even be used as a last resort.

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NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN CITIES FILL HEALTH CARE GAPS FOR MIGRANTS

Ahead of World Health Day, PICUM released a new report showing how cities across Europe help provide access to health care for all migrants in their communities who are shut out of the public health system.

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Joint Statement - Court Rules in Favour of Undocumented Workers’ Rights

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on 30 March 2017 that Greece must compensate migrant workers who were shot at and exploited in Manolada, Greece in 2013.

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#DEALBREAKER: EU MIGRATION POLICY MORE DAMAGING ONE YEAR AFTER EU TURKEY DEAL

Since the EU-Turkey deal was agreed, over 60,000 people have been left in deplorable conditions in Greece and thousands remain stranded in other EU member states. Record numbers of migrants are still dying at sea. More than 520 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2017.

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International Women’s Day: Calling for Action to Ensure the Right of All Women to Safety, Protection and Justice, Irrespective of Migration Status

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, PICUM joins other members of the European Coalition to end violence against women and girls in calling on EU member states to ratify and fully implement the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention).

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Over 170 organisations call on EU leaders to manage migration with solidarity, respect for humanity, dignity, and responsibility

A group of more than 170 civil society organisations including PICUM has appealed to EU heads of state and government in a joint letter to adhere to European values and to manage migration showing solidarity, respect for humanity and dignity, and responsibility.

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What’s needed to stop abuse of migrant workers? New brochure explains what makes a complaint mechanism effective.

Undocumented workers across Europe can be exploited and abused with impunity. They usually cannot file a complaint without risking arrest or deportation. PICUM's new guidelines in English, German, Czech and Dutch explain how to establish effective complaints mechanisms for labour rights violations, for all workers, including undocumented workers.

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New European Union returns policies put children at risk

PICUM Save the Children, IOM, UNICEF, OHCHR, the End Immigration Detention of Children campaign and the International Detention Coalition have published a statement expressing concern that the Commission package on Return would put children’s lives at risk and would be in violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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New EU Commission plans on returns and detention will create more harm and suffering

Bowing down to political pressure to be “tough” on irregular migration, the European Commission has turned its back on the full implementation of human rights safeguards in its Returns’ Directive and is actively pushing member states to lower the bar. 90 civil society organisations have addressed the EU Commission in a joint statement.

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Libya: Focus on anti-smuggling policies and cooperation with Libyan authorities will expose people to ill-treatment and arbitrary detention

PICUM together with over 70 non-governmental organisations has expressed their deep concern with the direction of the EU-Libya policy in a letter addressed to all EU heads of state and EU policymakers.

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EUROPEAN DAY FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT ALL WOMEN SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SERVICES AND JUSTICE IF THEY’VE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A CRIME?

On the occasion of the European Day of Victims of Crime, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) highlight the widespread, but under-reported, phenomenon of violence against all women, regardless of residence status and urge service providers, policymakers, representatives of authorities and other organisations to sign a pledge to support access to justice and services for undocumented women.

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