The consortium “Migrations, Integration and Co-Development in Europe” is pleased to introduce final recommendations on a common European policy on migration and asylum, summarizing the conclusions of a participatory project that involved 16 civil society organizations from 15 European countries and local communities from Italy, Cyprus, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria.
The project, funded with the support of the “Europe for Citizens” programme, has created an intercultural platform for dialogue and lively cross-border debate among European citizens on policies related to migration and asylum in Europe. According to estimates by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, IOM, persecution, wars, conflicts and extreme poverty have forced an unprecedented one million people to flee to Europe in 2015. As stated by the European Commission, the EU’s external borders have increasingly been the scene of human tragedies to which the EU, together with its Member States, must take immediate action through a shared and more coordinated approach in accordance with the fundamental values at the heart of the European Union and international laws.
The first chapter briefly presents the project, its objectives, activities and the international partnership.
The second chapter presents the state of play on the implementation of the priority actions under the European Agenda on Migration.
The third chapter include the main findings from the online survey that has been launched within the project.
The fourth chapter describes the recommendation for the development of a common EU Policy in the areas of asylum and migration that have been developed by the consortium.
The fourth chapter reviews the general information on the rules and conditions governing the European Citizens’ Initiative, as a possible follow up of the project.
The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of all partner organizations and do not intend to be exhaustive in their treatments of the subject nor on the specific topics addressed in the current European Agenda on Migration.
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