MEPs split over achievements of the EU’s multi-billion euro investment plan

08/06/2016 – One year on from its launch, MEPs voiced sharply divided verdicts on the progress of the €315 billion investment plan for Europe, or “Juncker plan”, in Wednesday’s debate with EU Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. While the EPP and S&D broadly welcomed the work of the “European Fund for Strategic Investment” (EFSI) and the…

ERRC | More than 11.000 Roma migrants forcefully evicted in France in 2015

12/01/2016 – During 2015, 216 people were evicted by force weekly in France. In total 11.128 people have been subjected to forced evictions in France in 111 living areas. More than the half of those living in slums have been forcibly evicted by the authorities during 2015 and in five of the cases people left their living place because of fire. The Ligue des droits de l’Homme and European Roma Rights Centre denounce an undignified, inhuman, and degrading situation regarding Roma migrants in France.

Multi-Agency Guidance Note on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Europe

15/12/2015 – UNHCR, IOM and (Mental Health & Psychosocial Network) including Terre des Hommes just released their Multi-Agency Guidance Note “Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants on the Move in Europe”. This short guidance note is not specific on children though one specific para is on them and provides advice on protecting and supporting the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants on the move in Europe. It describes key principles and appropriate interventions to guide all those who are designing and organizing emergency services and/or providing direct assistance to the affected people.