The EESC is organising a virtual hearing on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum on 26 November 2020. The aim of the hearing is to provide an understanding of the key elements of the Pact and evaluate its impact on the European migration and asylum framework. By including perspectives from relevant institutional stakeholders, think tanks, social partners and civil society organisations, it will explore whether the Pact brings about the systemic change necessary to overcome the current deadlock and develop a sustainable, rational and rights-based EU asylum and migration policy.
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In an exploratory opinion requested by the German Presidency of the Council, the EESC sets out "diversity management" measures for ensuring that migrants and ethnic minorities are better included in and integrated into the workplace and society.
The aim of this event was to illustrate the pivotal role and daily challenges of civil society organisations in helping refugees and migrants. In doing so, the Diversity Europe Group wished to re-focus political attention on the topic and to offer a forum for civil society and EU Institutions to debate these issues in the context of EU recovery and reconstruction, post Covid-19. Following the concept of a “hybrid meeting”, the conference took place both online and at the premises of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels.
The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - will meet for the sixth time in June 2020.
The sixth meeting of the European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event about environmental migration aims to provide an understanding of the challenges at hand and their impact, as well as proposing policy solutions. It will present projections for climate change and how this will force people to migrate, seek to define environmental displacement, paying attention to its current occurrence and providing estimates on its future. Emphasis will be on the legal protection gap, as environmental refugees are currently not covered by any international law.
The public hearing will focus on various aspects related to social and economic inclusion of third country nationals and will feature two panel debates and a speech. The first panel will focus on social inclusion of third country nationals. It will focus on the role of public services in integrating refugees and asylum seekers and on the importance of societies being welcoming towards newcomers. In the second panel, speakers will discuss various aspects related to the importance of skills to economic integration and will address discovering, mapping and further developing talents and skills in view of finding employment.
The event will focus on how the EU and its Member States can contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The first panel will cover the views of relevant institutional stakeholders on what can and should be done at European level. The second panel will focus on the role that social partners and civil society organisations can play in working towards achieving the compact's objectives.
The European Migration Forum – the dialogue platform on migration, asylum and migrant integration - met for the fifth time in April 2019.
Participation in the Forum meeting is by invitation only - The deadline for submitting your expression of interest to participate in the European Migration Forum 2019 is over. We thank you for your interest. For any other information you may contact the Forum Secretariat at eu-migration-forumeesc [dot] europa [dot] eu.
The third edition of the Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion seminar follows up from two previous events in 2016 and 2017. More than three years on from the peak period of arrivals to Europe, many countries are shifting from ‘crisis management’ towards long-term inclusion of migrant and refugee populations. This event aims to explore how innovations in living situations promote community-driven inclusion, overcoming divisions, facilitating economic opportunities, and fostering a sense of ‘home’.
The event is fully booked. No late registrations are possible.