Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


René Rouquet: 'make migration a win-win factor for host societies and countries of origin'

René Rouquet (France, SOC) “Migration is an opportunity for making our societies stronger and better adapting them to the challenges of the modern world,” said René Rouquet, Vice-President of the PACE, in Lisbon today in his opening speech. More

Eduardo Ferro: 'diasporas are much more than movements of populations'

"Diasporas are much more than movements of populations: they are a factor in cultural enrichment and plurality, in both the countries of reception and origin," said Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues. More

Tomas Bocek: ‘promoting the inclusion of diasporas in host societies; protecting their right to be different’

« Policies for diasporas are sorely needed. The expertise of the Council of Europe together with national parliamentarians and diaspora associations can help ensure that new policies promote the inclusion of diasporas in host societies », today said Tomas Bocek. More

A parliamentary network on diaspora policies

The Parliamentary Assembly is organising a conference to launch the Parliamentary network on diaspora policies on 7 and 8 September in Lisbon, at the invitation of the Portuguese Parliament. More

PACE rapporteur urges Hungary to work more closely with NGOs helping migrants

Duarte Marques has urged the Hungarian authorities to co-operate more closely with non-governmental organisations assisting migrants, as well as international organisations dealing with migration issues. More

World Refugee Day: European countries should host people in need of protection

“European countries should make more of an effort to receive and host people in need of international protection in a dignified way," said Sahiba Gafarova, speaking on World Refugee Day. More