Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons

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The Platform of Women of the Congolese Diaspora of Belgium take home the European Diaspora Prize

The Platform of Women of the Congolese Diaspora of Belgium is the first winner of the European Diaspora Prize awarded at the Annual Diaspora Forum of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies of the PACE. More

Stop violence and exploitation of migrant children

The Committee on Migration expressed concern by the serious threats that migrant children face on their way to Europe, and important gaps in the policies and procedures, “which limit the legal opportunities for migration in Europe”. More

Member States must halt 'pushback' policies and expulsion of migrants

The PACE Migration Committee, meeting in Zürich on 29 May, expressed concern at the persistent practices and policy of pushbacks, which are in violation of the rights of asylum-seekers and refugees. More

Forum on "The democratic participation of diaspora"

The PACE Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies will hold its Annual Diaspora Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, on 10 June 2019. It will focus on democratic participation of diaspora, with a focus on integration, voting rights and citizenship. More

Rapporteur, ending Balkan visit, expresses concern at reception centre conditions and questions ‘pushback’ denials

Tineke Strik has expressed extreme concern at the conditions in two reception centres for asylum-seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina,and has questioned Croatian denials that “pushbacks” onto Bosnian territory are taking place. More

The role of diasporas in the development of civil society

80 participants from 22 countries discussed the role of diasporas in the development of civil society, and in particular the mechanisms to ensure the better involvement of diasporas and civil society in decision-making processes. More