Photo: ANP/Arie Kievit
The debate about migration and development has always been a tough one. In Caritas Europa, we have always tried to make a link between the two, and to even tighten this link, as a clear sign of current times. But, like with any “hot topic”, it can be...
Photo: Caritas Ventimiglia-San Remo
Caritas Europa, together with its members Secours Catholique-Caritas France and Caritas Italy, calls on the EU and in particular on the French and Italian governments to take action to respect the human dignity and fundamental rights of migrants stuck in...
CAPSO project: Promoting solidarity together
How is welfare structured in Europe? What kind of social systems are in place in the different countries of the continent? What does Caritas play for a role in relation to these systems and how does it work in these countries? These are the questions...
“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign
Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas global campaign "Syria: Peace is Possible". “I would like to address all the faithful and all of those who work with Caritas to build a just...
Brexit – Europe, what is happening to you?
Statement of Caritas Europa We are concerned about Europe. Brexit is surely a challenge for the UK and the European Union (EU), but also for the entire European continent and its residents. All what happened around this referendum shows – once more in...
The EU agenda behind the Migration Partnership Framework
In this in-depth analysis, migration and development expert, Bob van Dillen, exposes the weaknesses of the European Commission's Migration Partnership Framework and questions its capacity to really serve the purpose of helping people in need...
EU-Turkey agreement: Founding fathers’ shoes seem to be too big for EU-leaders
Caritas Europa urges leaders gathering at the European Council meeting of 28-29 June to rethink the EU-Turkey agreement. The ongoing migration and asylum situation is revealing an emerging threat to European values. Today, Caritas Europa issued a new...
Everyone’s reason to apply for asylum is unique! “Yes” to individual assessment of asylum application. “No” to concept of “safe country of origin”
In Caritas Europa’s newly issued position paper on the concept of “safe country of origin” , the pan-European network argues against the idea of using nationality as a filter to dismiss asylum applications. Caritas Europa urges the European Parliament,...
The refugee situation: it’s all about European core values!
On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, Caritas Europa reminds the European Union and its Member States that there are solutions to Europe’s current solidarity crisis. There is no need to put the lives of migrants and refugees at risk and to...

The Hotspot Approach

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 17:00
Photo: Lefteris Partsalis/Caritas Switzerland
Position Paper “We have witnessed a new practice in the context of the hotspot. People coming from sub-Saharan African countries that are considered safe are issued with deportation orders as soon as they arrive on the Italian territory. They are not...

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