After the Council’s adoption of the new visa rules, travellers to the Schengen area will be able to apply for their visa online. The new visa rules will modernise, simplify, and harmonise visa procedures through digitalisation, although the provisions will not be applicable immediately.
An EU funded project for those fleeing the war in Ukraine sets new standards for humanitarian reception
The municipality of Cascais, Portugal, has rehabilitated two buildings for the accommodation of displaced people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The project is co-funded by the EU with EUR 900,000, which cover 75% of its cost. This EU funded project new standards for humanitarian reception in the EU.
The European Migration Forum: specific needs, skills and communication for stronger inclusion of migrants
The 8th edition of the European Migration Forum takes place on 4 and 5 December, in Brussels under the theme: ‘Migrants in Europe today: specific needs, skills and communication for stronger inclusion’.
Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, DG HOME has been at the forefront of helping people fleeing the war.
A webpage presenting key information for people feeling the war in Ukraine about their rights in the EU: crossing the border, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for asylum, as well as the rights of travel inside the EU.
Protecting our societies from organised crime, including tackling trafficking in human beings, is a priority for the EU. Trafficking in human beings is a highly profitable crime that brings enormous profit to criminals while incurring a tremendous cost to society.
The EU can offer temporary protection to displaced persons from non-EU countries who are unable to return to their country of origin. Such protection is given as an exceptional measure to help EU countries alleviate pressure on their asylum systems.
The Task Force Migration Management works with the Greek authorities and EU agencies to improve conditions for migrants arriving to Greece, including the building of new migrant reception centres.
Ylva Johansson, serves as the Commissioner for Home Affairs (2019-2024). Devoted to improving conditions for migrants in Europe, and contributing to a stronger and safer EU, read about her work on her blog.