The Special Eurobarometer 536 report on the digitalisation of travel documents and the facilitation of travel is out. 68% of Europeans favour the use of digital travel documents for extra-Schengen travel, while 66% prefer one single application for the use of digital travel documents at EU level.
The EU Network brings together all the relevant stakeholders acting against corruption across the EU Member States, from national authorities to experts and researchers, representatives of civil society and international organisations as well as relevant EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies
On 19 September, the European Commission proposed to extend the temporary protection of people fleeing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, to 3 March 2025. This will provide certainty and support for millions of displaced people and ensure access to education, labour, housing, and welfare.
In her State of the Union address on 13 September, President Ursula von der Leyen raised several key points concerning EU Home Affairs and Migration agenda. These include, the war in Ukraine, migration and the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, and the enlargement of the Schengen area.
Lampedusa has seen a rapid increase in migrant arrivals recently. Following Prime Minister Meloni’s invitation, President von der Leyen and Commissioner Johansson visited the island on 17/9 and presented a 10-point plan to reduce irregular migration and provide assistance to the Italian authorities.
Kasia's story, kidnapped in Poland and found in Germany after a missing person’s alert was launched by the Polish police into SIS, is a reminder of how EU policies save lives. SIS compensates for the absence of border controls and has proven to be the most successful cross-border monitoring tool.
This year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) offers a venue to directly approach those most concerned by integration policies and discuss how a host country can start to feel like home. The EC’s Task Force Migration Management hosted a panel on the integration of refugees.
“The message for the 2023 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons ‘reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind’ is also the basis of the EU Strategy,” underlined Diane Schmitt, the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator.
The circulation of online child sexual abuse materials and cases of “grooming” have risen at an alarming rate. On 20 July, the European Commission released the findings of its Eurobarometer survey on the protection of children against online sexual abuse.
The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) are launching an open call for civil society organisations interested in participating in the 8th European Migration Forum, which will take place on the 4th and 5th of December 2023, in the EESC headquarters.