International Migrants Day : European churches call EU to protect migrants in Libya

In a statement issued on the International Migrants Day, Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) has urged EU institutions to critically assess their actions in Libya. “Over the past months we have learned how EU support for the Libyan coast guard and Italian initiatives have led to even worse situations for migrants trapped in…

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Churches welcome the European Pillar of Social Rights

COMECE and CEC welcome the inter-institutional proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights to be signed today at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth that is taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden. COMECE and CEC consider the European Pillar of Social Rights as a vital and further step towards the European Social Market Economy,…

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The scandalous story of the Mariana | Online multimedia dossier

Last week (23-27 October 2017), the first negotiations towards a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights took place in Geneva. Momentum is growing, but more efforts are needed to put into place the necessary framework to stop corporate impunity and provide access to justice for victims of human rights abuses. On November 5th, 2015,…

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I Get You : spotlight on refugee integration

As part of the ‘I Get You’ campaign, JRS Europe mapped 315 grassroots refugee initiatives across 9 EU countries. Now, for Refugee Day, we proudly launch 9 campaign videos that put some of these projects into focus. “We thank everyone who took part in the filming, refugees, volunteers and ordinary citizens. We hope these videos…

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