Over the last years the European Union (EU) has widened its asylum and migration policy not only at EU level, but also in its external relations with regions and countries outside the Union.
ICMC Europe, together with its partners, follows the policy-making and legislative process in asylum and migration and advocates with the European Commission and European Parliament. In addition, ICMC Europe identifies specific possibilities to develop migration related programmes in countries outside of the European Union with EU financing.
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The SHARE project, led by ICMC, aims to build a European resettlement network of cities, municipalities and regions. The SHARE network is an integral part of the wider EU Resettlement Network, and facilitates the inclusion of local and regional actors in the network as new resettlement stakeholders.Read more
Building upon the results and achievements of the previous ‘Practical Cooperation in EU Resettlement’ project, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and ICMC have commenced a new follow-up project intended to promote refugee resettlement in Europe by strengthening the engagement and capacity of European Union Member States.Read more
This project, led by ICMC Europe, in partnership with 7 other non-governmental organizations (NGOs): ACCEM, CEAR (The Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid), CIR (Italian Council for Refugees Foundation), ECRE (European Council on Refugees and Exiles), JRS (Jesuit Refugee Services) Malta, PRAKSIS and Save the Children Italy, runs from March 2010 until August 2011. It is co-funded by the European Refugee Fund and Council of Europe.Read more
BRUSSELS, 29 March 2012—With the European Parliament vote on March 29th, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) congratulates the European Union on adopting a formal framework for welcoming refugees in need of resettlement to Europe, and expressing its commitment to human rights, refugee protection and solidarity with those most in need.Read more
BRUSSELS, 7 March 2012—On the occasion of the European Parliament's Hearing on “EU Funding on Migration, Integration and Asylum -Testing the Added Value”, ICMC has joined a coalition of over forty Civil Society Organizations across Europe active in the area of migration and asylum in presenting a number of key joint recommendations on the European Commission's proposals for funding EU policies in the area of Home Affairs.Read more
BRUSSELS, 29 February 2012—Together with a group of Brussels-based Christian organizations including Caritas Europa, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE), the Jesuit Refugee Service-Europe and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), ICMC today submitted comments to the European Commission calling for a plan of action for more human and evidence-based harmonization of the rights of migrant family members to family life and family reunification, and for correct implementation of existing legislation by EU member states.Read more
We are delighted to invite you to join your colleagues from across Europe and become an official member of the European Resettlement Network. You will be joining both organisations and individuals working in resettlement and integration policy and practice, from national, regional, local government, international organisations, civil society, volunteers, academics and others working in all stages of the resettlement process.Read more