One of the main activities of the European Contact Group is to provide education for migrants to help them integrate in the Czech labour market. As we are always trying to respond to their actual needs, we have to monitor not only the current situation on the labour market, but we also have to investigate personal experiences of migrants. Therefore we conduct research surveys on various areas of migrants’ life in the Czech Republic.
The heated political debate continues in Germany over whether or not the country needs a gender quota at the highest levels of the private sector. Norway introduced such measures years ago – and they have been extremely effective. What are the secrets of the country's success?
Last November gave us the opportunity to visit several organizations working with migrants in the Spanish city of Santander. The visit took place within the international project Integraction (Fostering Social Labour Integration in Europe), which aims at sharing good practice in the field of economic and social integration of marginalized groups. The following three articles briefly present the most interesting methods observed during the visit.
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is a network of European NGOs working to combat racism in all EU member states and represents more than 700 NGOs throughout the European Union. ENAR is determined to fight racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, to promote equality of treatment between European Union citizens and third country nationals, and to link local/regional/national initiatives with European Union initiatives.
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“The positive approach of “powerful” people was very inspiring. The Members of Parliament and city council representatives gave us an example of positive attitudes to migration and migrants, an example of how this complex phenomenon can be beneficial for people and the state in a modern society.”
- Ljudmila, member of the Czech National Platform of Migrant Women and participant in the international meeting in Dublin
Košice, Slovakia, 8 November 2011: Center for Civil and Human Rights (Center) welcomes the ground breaking decision of the European Court of Human Rights (European Court) in the case of V.C. vs Slovakia, in which a forcibly sterilized Romani woman sought compensations for her involuntary sterilization in the Slovak Hospital.