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Word Refugee Day: A chance for introspection. Making the case for inclusive societies
Brussels, 20 June 2019 – Building inclusive societies is not solely about providing people with an adequate standard of living. Refugees should be enabled to use the entirety of their capabilities, assets, income and activities to develop their full potential in the communities they live in, in order to thrive.
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New Strategic Framework for JRS in Europe (2019-2021)
Brussels, 20 June 2019 – On World Refugee Day, JRS in Europe reinforces its commitment with the mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced people. The Strategic Framework outlines the values, goals and areas of work for 2019-2021 that bring our network of 22 different country offices and partners across Europe together.
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Building Hope and Resilience in Detention
Brussels, 17 June 2019 – A foundational value of JRS around the world is hope. People across Europe who work and volunteer with JRS demonstrate this value in their work and in how they relate to the people that they serve, including the many who work with people who are detained and who come together annually for the Detention Visitors Support Group (DVSG).
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The Italian government approves a new Security Decree
Brussels, 14 June 2019 – Centro Astalli expressed its concern about the effects of the new Security Decree approved by the Italian Council of Ministers last 11th June 2019. This new Decree exacerbates the provisions already covered by the so-called ‘Salvini Decree’.
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Detention Centres in Spain: SJM's Annual Report 2018
Madrid, 6 June 2019 – Today Jesuit Service for Migrants (SJM) presented its 9th Annual Report “Discrimination due to the country of origin”, a work based on visits to migrants in detention centres in Spain.
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Jesuit Refugee Service Launches New Global Logo
Brussels, 27 May 2019 – Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is happy to announce the release of our new logo as we seek to respond to the situation of refugees and other forcibly displaced people in more effective ways.
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Yes, there's still hope in Europe
Brussels, 27 May 2019 – The 2019 European elections are over and the big test for the European Parliament and the European Union as a whole has come to an end. JRS welcomes the power of European citizens to repel any inward-looking, nationalist, and anti-migrant version of Europe.
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Recent stories
The final countdown: European political groups' positions on migration and asylum
Brussels, 22 May 2019 – Just before the final countdown for the European elections 2019, JRS Europe encourages the electoral body to have a closer look at the manifestos of the different European political groups.
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The story of thousands: Michael
Brussels, 21 May 2019 – Human dignity is one of the fundamental values upon which the European Union is funded. The upcoming elections are a good opportunity to build a Europe that guarantees dignified reception conditions for all the families who are forced to flee like Michael’s.
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The story of thousands: Rahim
Brussels, 21 May 2019 – In the forthcoming European elections, JRS Europe would vote for a Europe that protects and respects all vulnerable people, including sick asylum seekers like Rahim.
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The story of thousands: Ahmad
Brussels, 21 May 2019 – In view of the upcoming European elections, JRS Europe recalls the importance of solidarity among Member States to allow integration and equal possibilities to refugees like Ahmad.
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The story of thousands: Morteza
Brussels, 20 May 2019 – In the framework of the upcoming European elections, JRS Europe supports all political forces that work toward a welcoming society and ensure protection and liberty for all refugee children like Morteza.
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#ThisTimeImVoting - ZAGREB Youth gathering
Croatia, 20 May 2019 - The European Parliament Liaison Office in Croatia along with different partners, including the Jesuit Refugee Service Croatia organised last week a big event for Europe Day: #ThisTimeImVoting Zagreb Youth gathering.
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Resilience: the other word for social inclusion
Brussels, 16 May 2019  Soheila is a 30-year-old woman from Iran. She has a degree in art, she loves painting and has two dreams for the future: one is to teach art in a school and share with children her love about painting; the other one is to exhibit her own paintings at some point. Her story is an example of resilience and determination for a better and fairer life against all odds.
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Access to protection in Europe: A never-ending story
Brussels, 7 May 2019 – Against the background of the upcoming European elections, JRS Europe, in a full room at Chapel for Europe, was excited to meet with committed migration and asylum experts and an enthusiastic audience to reflect on the challenges that refugees and migrants still face not only en route, but also even after they arrive in Europe.
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JRS Europe's Annual General Meeting: Fostering integration in the city
Brussels, 30 April 2019 – More than 50 JRS staff members from over 12 countries came together this April in Barcelona for JRS Europe’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), specially dedicated this year to the topic of integration in the city.
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The long journey to Europe Conference Programme
Brussels, 26 April 2019 – With the next European Parliament elections fast approaching, and populism and anti-migrant rhetoric on the rise, understanding the complexities of migration is key to promoting a more inclusive European society. On 6 May, we will reflect on the challenges migrants and refugees face in their journey and once in Europe.
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Make them act against racism and discrimination
Brussels, 19 April 2019  JRS Europe together with JRS Greece and more than 110 organisations and communities of the civil society in Greece and other European countries co-sign a public statement, which reflects our deep worry for the rise of racism, xenophobia and far right in Europe in view of the upcoming European elections.
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Shaping a Europe that works for all through The Power of Voting
Brussels, 10 April 2019  With the European Parliament elections fast approaching, JRS launches #ThePowerofVote campaign calling the European citizens to vote while keeping in mind the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
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Stop the number of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean
Germany, 3 April 2019 - More than 250 German and international refugee and human rights organisations, sea rescue organisations, churches, trade unions and youth organisations have called on Chancellor Angela Merkel in an open letter to take urgent action in light of the number of refugee deaths in the Mediterranean.
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