Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche comments on the way France and Europe fail to deal with the so-called “refugee crisis”. If some improvements have been achieved, in particular regarding the relocation system, integration remains a major issue, even for second or third-generation immigrants.
In this interview for #DialogueOnEurope, Valentina Fabbri highlights flaws and particularities of the Italian system and its effects on refugees living in various capacities in Italy, comparing these to the European context.
The development of Local Energy Communities is a vision which aims to address the pressing future global issues of energy efficiency, healthy food sources and water management. The fact that a very large percentage of EU regional development funds remain unused represents an opportunity for the Member States to review the European energy market strategy and develop a policy program aimed at funding these projects.
#DialogueOnEurope organised its eighth Town Hall Meeting in London, on February 27. Policy Network covered the event, publishing the conference’s findings.
The first European Thinking Lab took place from 25-27 November in Lisbon. During the Summit, the contributors cooperated within their Thinking Lab and worked out brief policy proposals. Andrea Montanari is engaged with the topics of Investment Incentives and Social Innovation.
Within this report, CEAR (The Spanish Commission for Refugees) examines the situation of LGBT refugees both within Spain as their host-country and within their countries of origin. The analysis depicts the hardships of refugees that have to experience intersectional discrimination, stemming both from discrimination on the basis of ethnicity and discrimination due to their gender identity and sexual orientation.
The first European Thinking Lab took place from 25-27 November in Lisbon. During the Summit, the contributors cooperated within their Thinking Lab and worked out brief policy proposals. Dimitris Maragkos worked on the topics of skill mismatch and youth unemployment.
Within its 2016 report, CEAR displays the extent of global forced displacement and the search for asylum, especially within the European Union. CEAR criticises the EU-Turkey agreement and presents own policy proposals for the European Union and the Spanish government.
The one-fits-all approach does not fit the current socioeconomic environment. It is imperative that we develop horizontal policies, in cooperation with all involved players, to tackle multiple problems effectively.
Takis S. Pappas (Ph.D., Yale, 1995) is an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in Thessaloniki, Greece and, at present, a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Author of two books and many academic articles in leading journals, Takis has taught and conducted research in several places in Europe and the U.S. His current projects include a comparative study of the rise of populism in postwar Europe and the causes, and repercussions, of the Greek crisis in comparative perspective.
As the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE project aims to “rebuild trust” in European institutions and the European Union itself, two question arise amongst others: Which factors lead to a loss of trust in European institutions? What are the consequences of this loss for the European political culture and which possible democratic solutions can be identified? Within this context, it is inevitable to discuss and define the frequently used, yet often not further specified term of populism.
Filipe Henriques is the President of the Union of European Federalists in Portugal. He is also studying Political Science at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and Freie Universität Berlin. Filipe is a member of the Democracy Working Group at the Federation of Young European Greens. In 2016, he was also ambassador for Democracy of the representations in Portugal of the European Parliament and the European Commission in a campaign to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the integration of Portugal in the European Union.
Octavio Medina is editor of Politikon and coordinates the education projects. He studies economics and international relations at Yale University and he is still studying in London. He gained his experience working at the World Bank’s Education Global Practice in Washington DC. Octavio also worked as a consultant on innovation and technology for the World Bank, and on labor markets and social security for the Inter-American Development Bank.
Antonio Ricci is senior researcher on migrations and asylum at IDOS (Study and Research Centre/Statistical Dossier on Immigration). Previously, he has been the project manager of some transnational projects implemented by IDOS in Albania, Morocco and Tunisia. Antonio also worked until 2014 as the coordinator of the national focal point within the European Migration Network (EMN).
Project Assistant at Das Progressive Zentrum since July 2016. She studied Law and Public Administration at Aix-Marseille University and also holds a University Degree on Comparative Law. In 2015, Camille graduated with a Masters’s degree in International and European Law specialised in European Union Law, after studying one year at the University of Bergen in Norway. She gained practical experience in working as an intern at the Political and Public Affairs Section of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada.