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It is with great pleasure that JRS Europe presents the Annual Report 2020, an outline of the work carried out by the Regional Office in Brussels as well as the 22 national JRS offices across Europe. JRS continued to pursue this work guided by its mission to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and others who are forcibly displaced.
SJM (JRS Spain) has published their eleventh study on migrant detention centres (CIE in Spanish), the 2020 report “Legal Sense and Political Nonsense.”
The Covid-19 pandemic worsened conditions in detention centres across the EU. As shown by research from JRS Europe and its partners, detainees experienced increased isolation and enormous difficulties finding information and communicating with the outside world.
Webinar “Confinamiento y detención: lecciones (no) aprendidas sobre la detención de inmigrantes en Europa,” coorganizado por JRS Europe y PICUM, el martes 22 de junio de 2021 de 12:00 a 13:30 CET. Fecha límite de inscripción: Viernes 18 de junio de 2021 al final del día.
Webinaire “Confinements et enfermements : les leçons (non) apprises sur la détention des migrants en Europe,” le mardi 22 juin 2021 de 12h00 à 13h30 CET. Date limite d’inscription vendredi 18 juin 2021 avant la fin de la journée.
Webinar “Lockdowns and lockups: lessons (not) learnt on immigration detention in Europe,” co-organised by JRS Europe and PICUM, on Tuesday 22 June 2021 from 12:00 to 13:30 CET. Registration deadline Friday 18 June 2021 EOD.
Description of an upcoming event (9th June) about refugees and forced migration for teachers and students.
Reception for asylum seekers in the EU was often not up to standards already before the pandemic. In many EU Member States, undignified reception conditions and overcrowded collective centres have been a daily reality for long. Research carried out by JRS Europe and its partners in 9 EU countries found that the Covid-19 pandemic magnified and aggravated the existing flaws and negatively impacted the provision of social assistance and accompaniment. Very often, asylum seekers found themselves simply confined in a crowd.