The new issue of Network News, the EAPN magazine, is out! This new issue looks at immigration in the EU.
Migration is now the subject of growing political debate in many European countries. It is estimated that 2 million migrants arrive in Europe from other parts of the world each year. Immediately after the 2004 enlargement of the EU, Ireland and the UK saw the largest inward migration every recorded in each state. Spain’s inward migration has risen by 400% in the last ten years.
The discrimination often faced by migrants is integral to their experience of poverty; discrimination causes exclusion and poverty, while poverty in turn compounds experiences of discrimination. These dynamics are particularly sinister in the context of economic downturn and recession.
In EAPN we are specifically concerned to work with, and in solidarity with, migrants as part of the fight against poverty and social exclusion.