Diaspora policies, cooperation with the EU and immigration detention of children


On 7 September 2017 in Lisbon, the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Tomáš Boček, participated in the opening panel of the Launching Conference of the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies, set up by parliamentarians from Council of Europe member...

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PACE launches parliamentary network on diaspora policies in Lisbon


On 7 and 8 September 2017, at a meeting in the Portuguese Parliament, a new network on diaspora policy was launched by parliamentarians from Council of Europe member states and southern Mediterranean partner countries. The new network would work with national authorities, NGOs and associations to...

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Commissioner publishes report on Slovenia and Human Rights Comment on Afrophobia


On 11 July 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižniek, published a report following his visit to Slovenia last March, focusing, inter alia, on access to asylum, the situation of unaccompanied migrant children, migrant integration, and statelessness in this context. Welcoming Slovenia’s...

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Migrant integration via sport platform


In July 2017, the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) launched a migrant integration via sport platform. The platform will facilitate the sharing of expertise and good practices between relevant stakeholders, at international, national and local level, such as government authorities, the...

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Human rights in the intercultural city


On 14-15 June 2017, the Intercultural Cities Programme organised, with Oslo, a seminar on “Human rights in the intercultural city”. One of its aims was to showcase examples of intercultural and human-rights policies implemented by European cities. Barcelona´s “City of Rights Programme”, the...

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