On World Refugee Day, 20th June, UNITED for Intercultural Action is releasing its yearly update of the List of Refugee Deaths. It is now – once again – more relevant than ever. UNITED calls on civil society to protest against the fatal policies of Fortress Europe that lead to too many deaths of desperate people looking for safe refuge. No More Deaths! Time for Change!
This year’s Action Week Against Racism will take place between 16-24 March under the slogan Time To Be UNITED. We believe that now is the time to show that no matter the distance between us, we are all united in our efforts to combat discrimination, united in our goal to create cooperative, diverse European societies. You can find more information about the 2019 campaign here!
264 signatories from 34 countries have launched a successful call to cancel the invitation of Herbert Kickl to the European Union’s EU High Level Group on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance.
Following the murder of a man with supposedly German-Cuban heritage committed by two refugees, neo-Nazis and other far-right extremists rallied and protested violently in the East-German town of Chemnitz against migration and refugees.
In a landmark decision, the Constitutional Court of France said that Cedric Herrou farmer was not guilty of a crime when he smuggled migrants into the country because he acted under “the principle of fraternity – a major success in the fight of decriminalizing humanitarian help.
The Hungarian government passed the anti-immigrant “Stop Soros” law package that criminalizes assistance to migrants and refugees on 20 June, on the International Refugee Day.
In recognition of 20 June International Refugee Day, the Guardian publishes the full UNITED List of 34,361 Refugee Deaths”.
The third day of the conference began with the keynote speech of Balint Josa, Programme Coordinator of UNITED on the cultural aspects of migrant integration.
The ‘Building Shared Space – Best Practices in Integration’ UNITED conference took place in Budapest between 22-25 May 2018 with the aim of discussing the most important challenges as well as possible solutions within the field of migrant integration in Hungary and in the European Union.
PICUM has launched a new manual on regularisations for children, young people and families which has been prepared by – and for – organisations working on advocating for mechanisms to regularise undocumented children, young people and families.