Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Protecting migrant and asylum-seeking minors is our obligation

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) "While travelling from their homes, in search of a secure environment, migrant children may become victims of some of the worst forms of violence", said Doris Fiala ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children. More

PACE members to visit Vordernberg immigration detention centre

The committee is organising a visit to Vordernberg immigration detention centre in Austria on 15-16 November, as part of its ongoing programme of visits in Council of Europe member States. More

Promoting migrants in the labour market to overcome Europe’s “demographic winter”

Migration / meeting / Paris With the world’s lowest fertility and most ageing population, the countries of the Council of Europe need to develop “migration policies oriented towards the future, that attract qualified migrants”, the committee said. More

Committee calls for the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe to be harmonised

Migration Committee called on European governments to improve the protection of unaccompanied migrant minors and to avoid them going missing. Accelerated asylum application procedures should be implemented. More

Discrimination and violence against refugee women

On 22 June, the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons held a joint hearing on discrimination and violence against refugee women. More

More solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees

In a statement, the committee called upon member States to show more solidarity and humanity in dealing with refugees and to ensure adequate reception facilities and access to an effective asylum procedure. More